Pittsburgh Champions

Congratulations to the Penguins for winning the 2016 Stanley Cup!

Here is a list of all Pittsburgh professional champions.  List includes major league, minor league and fringe league champs.

1899 Pittsburgh PAC, Western Pennslyvania Hockey League
1900 Pittsburgh PAC, Western Pennslyvania Hockey League
1901 Pittsburgh PAC, Western Pennslyvania Hockey League
1902 Pittsburgh Keystones, Western Pennslyvania Hockey League
1902 Pittsburgh Stars, National Football League
1903 Pittsburgh Bankers, Western Pennslyvania Hockey League
1904 Pittsburgh Victorias, Western Pennslyvania Hockey League
1904 Pittsburgh South Side, Western Pennsylvania Basketball League
1907 Pittsburgh South Side, Central Basketball League (co-champ)
1908 Pittsburgh Bankers, Western Pennslyvania Hockey League
1909 Duquesne AC, Western Pennslyvania Hockey League
1909 Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball (World Series)
1912 Pittsburgh Filipinos, United States Baseball League (league folded early in first/only season)
1913 Pittsburgh South Side, Western Pennsylvania Basketball League
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball
1943 Homestead Grays, Negro World Series
1944 Homestead Grays, Negro World Series
1948 Homestead Grays, Negro World Series
1952 Pittsburgh Hornets, American Hockey League (Calder Cup)
1955 Pittsburgh Hornets, American Hockey League
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball
1967 Pittsburgh Hornets, American Hockey League
1968 Pittsburgh Pipers, American Basketball Association
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers, National Football League (Super Bowl)
1975 Pittsburgh Triangles, World Team Tennis
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers, National Football League
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers, National Football League
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers, National Football League
1991 Pittsburgh Penguins, National Hockey League (Stanley Cup)
1992 Pittsburgh Penguins, National Hockey League
2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, National Football League
2008 Pittsburgh Steelers, National Football League
2009 Pittsburgh Penguins, National Hockey League
2016 Pittsburgh Penguins, National Hockey League

Cleveland Champions

Congratulations to the Cavilers for ending Cleveland’s 52-year drought of (major league) professional championships.  Here is a list of all Cleveland pro titles, including minor league and fringe sports.

1895 Cleveland Spiders, National League (Temple Cup playoff)
1920 Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball (World Series)
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs, National Football League
1939 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League (Calder Cup)
1941 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League
1945 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League
1945 Cleveland Buckeyes, Negro World Series
1945 Cleveland Rams, National Football League
1946 Cleveland Browns, All-American Football Conference
1947 Cleveland Browns, All-American Football Conference
1948 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League
1948 Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball
1948 Cleveland Browns, All-American Football Conference
1949 Cleveland Browns, All-American Football Conference
1950 Cleveland Browns, National Football League
1951 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League
1953 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League
1954 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League
1954 Cleveland Browns, National Football League
1955 Cleveland Browns, National Football League
1957 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League
1962 Cleveland Pipers, American Basketball League
1964 Cleveland Barons, American Hockey League
1964 Cleveland Browns, National Football League
1994 Cleveland Crunch, National Professional Soccer League
1996 Cleveland Crunch, National Professional Soccer League
1999 Cleveland Crunch, National Professional Soccer League
2008 Cleveland City Stars, USL Second Division
2016 Lake Erie Monsters, American Hockey League
2016 Cleveland Cavilers, National Basketball Association

Clinching Dates for the NBA, Stanley Cup & Calder Cup Championships

One major complaint among sports fans is the seasons tend to get longer and longer.  The reasons for this are various (TV, building availability, expansion of leagues/schedules, etc).  Give you an idea of this here are the clinching dates of championships in the NHL, AHL & NBA.

Bold indicates strike/lockout seasons in the NHL & NBA, while italics indicate Olympic seasons in the NHL.  These are indicated as they tend to be season extenders in these leagues.  Pre-1927 NHL dates are actually the Stanley Cup Final, where the NHL champion played the Western League champion for the Cup.

NBA NHL AHL
2016 June 19 June 12 June 11
2015 June 16 June 15 June 13
2014 June 15 June 13 June 17
2013 June 20 June 24 June 18
2012 June 21 June 11 June 9
2011 June 12 June 15 June 7
2010 June 17 June 9 June 14
2009 June 14 June 12 June 12
2008 June 17 June 4 June 10
2007 June 14 June 6 June 7
2006 June 20 June 19 June 15
2005 June 23  No season June 10
2004 June 15 June 7 June 6
2003 June 15 June 9 June 12
2002 June 12 June 13 June 3
2001 June 15 June 9 May 28
2000 June 19 June 10 June 4
1999 June 25 June 19 June 13
1998 June 14 June 16 June 10
1997 June 13 June 7 June 13
1996 June 16 June 10 June 13
1995 June 14 June 24 May 26
1994 June 22 June 14 May 27
1993 June 20 June 9 May 30
1992 June 14 June 1 May 29
1991 June 12 May 25 May 24
1990 June 14 May 24 May 18
1989 June 13 May 25 May 16
1988 June 21 May 26 May 12
1987 June 14 May 31 May 23
1986 June 8 May 24 May 21
1985 June 9 May 30 May 24
1984 June 12 May 19 Not Available
1983 May 31 May 17 May 19
1982 June 8 May 16 May 10
1981 May 14 May 21 May 20
1980 May 16 May 24 May 17
1979 June 1 May 21 May 11
1978 June 7 May 25 May 15
1977 June 5 May 14 April 30
1976 June 6 May 16 April 28
1975 May 25 May 27 May 7
1974 May 12 May 19 May 8
1973 May 10 May 10 May 15
1972 May 7 May 11 May 15
1971 April 30 May 18 May 1
1970 May 8 May 10 May 13
1969 May 5 May 4 May 7
1968 May 2 May 11 May 4
1967 April 24 May 2 April 30
1966 April 28 May 5 May 13
1965 April 25 May 1 April 30
1964 April 26 April 25 April 25
1963 April 24 April 18 May 1
1962 April 18 April 22 April 26
1961 April 11 April 16 April 15
1960 April 9 April 14 April 22
1959 April 9 April 18 April 28
1958 April 12 April 20 April 20
1957 April 13 April 16 April 17
1956 April 7 April 10 April 13
1955 April 10 April 14 April 10
1954 April 12 April 16 April 14
1953 April 10 April 16 April 16
1952 April 25 April 15 April 20
1951 April 21 April 21 April 21
1950 April 23 April 23 April 13
1949 April 13 April 16 April 17
1948 April 21 April 14 April 11
1947 April 22 April 19 April 15
1946 April 9 April 14
1945 April 22 April 10
1944 April 13 April 9
1943 April 8 April 4
1942 April 18 April 5
1941 April 12 April 10
1940 April 13 April 6
1939 April 16 April 8
1938 April 12 April 12
1937 April 15 April 11
1936 April 11
1935 April 9
1934 April 10
1933 April 13
1932 April 9
1931 April 14
1930 April 3
1929 March 29
1928 April 14
1927 April 13
1926 April 6
1925 March 30
1924 March 25
1923 March 31
1922 March 28
1921 April 4
1920 April 1
1919 March 30
1918 March 30