Combined winning percentage of each city's four major pro sports teams — MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL — since 2005

.462 MINN. .494 MIAMI .468 D.C. .494 BAY AREA .512 N.Y. .509 PHOENIX .511 PHILLY .501 D E T R O I T . 5 3 9 C H I C A G O .541 DENVER .577 DALLAS .611 BOSTON
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10-year win pct.
10-year win pct.
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Hockey
Total playoff appearances
Championships

Washington seeks first ring while others look to add

Beantown fans have long been spoiled by dynasties. Since 1960, the city has ridden a wave of winning seasons — 43 out of the past 54 years. New York, too, has its share of glory days. And it doesn’t take much for its fans to rub the 35 total championships (more than half belonging to the Yankees) in the faces of their Boston rivals. Washington, on the other hand, is still in its infancy as a four-sport city. But after a long spell of cold seasons, two teams are playoff bound this year while a third, the Nats, are favorites to win the World Series. Could this be the beginning of a storied history that rivals the Bostons and New Yorks? Stay tuned. The current lineup of four-sport cities compared:

Overall Baseball Basketball Football Hockey
City
1946 2014

Year when city became a four-sport city is labeled.

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pct.
Playoff
apps
Champs.
won
New York
Detroit
Boston
Chicago
Philadelphia
Bay Area
Dallas
Miami
Denver
Phoenix
Minneapolis
Washington

Source: Sports Reference. Data analysis by Brian Gross. Lazaro Gamio contributed to this graphic.

Methodology: For the purposes of comparing cities and compiling data, The Washington Post did not include teams that are no longer actively playing in those cities, and the analysis does not include data on teams before the cities had four sports.

City definitions are based on media markets. Overall winning percentage is the combined average of all teams within that market. Should a city have more than one team in a given sport, such as the Yankees and Mets in New York, both teams' winning percentage is included in the calculation.

Baseball data is through the end of 2014 season. NFL data includes AFL, which had its history incorporated when the leagues merged. NBA data does not include ABA, which was defined as an expansion rather than merger, so ABA history was not officially recognized. NHL points percentage is equivalent to winning percentage in other sports. NHL season was cancelled in 2004-05 because of strike.