Combined winning percentage of each city's four major pro sports teams — MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL — since 2005
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Year when city became a four-sport city is labeled.
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.