Could it be 1988 all over again in LA again?

socallefty

Hall of Fame
The last time the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers won the NBA and MLB championships in the same year was in 1988. The Lakers are NBA champions again and the Dodgers just won the 1st game of the MLB World Series easily. In paraphrasing the words of the immortal Vin Scully, is 2020 going to be a repeat - “In a year that has been so improbable, can the impossible happen again”. Go, Dodgers!

PS: If you don’t know who Vin Scully is, don’t feel any need to comment on this thread.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
The last time the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers won the NBA and MLB championships in the same year was in 1988. The Lakers are NBA champions again and the Dodgers just won the 1st game of the MLB World Series easily. In paraphrasing the words of the immortal Vin Scully, is 2020 going to be a repeat - “In a year that has been so improbable, can the impossible happen again”. Go, Dodgers!

PS: If you don’t know who Vin Scully is, don’t feel any need to comment on this thread.
Scully grew up in Washington Heights and was a Giants fan before being recruited by Red Barber to call Dodgers games from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

The Giants won the World Series in 2014, at the beginning of the championship 2014-15 NBA season for GSW.

cheers,

Norcalrighty ( j/k )
 

the green god

Professional
The last time the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers won the NBA and MLB championships in the same year was in 1988. The Lakers are NBA champions again and the Dodgers just won the 1st game of the MLB World Series easily. In paraphrasing the words of the immortal Vin Scully, is 2020 going to be a repeat - “In a year that has been so improbable, can the impossible happen again”. Go, Dodgers!

PS: If you don’t know who Vin Scully is, don’t feel any need to comment on this thread.
"In the year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened!!!"
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Who can forget 1969-70 when the Jets, Mets, and Knicks all won championships? I suppose many can forget it as it was half a century ago.
The very biggest difference: two of the NY teams were total underdogs entering the postseason. NY Knicks were the best in the NBA regular season but needed heroics from injured center Willis Reed to edge the LAkers in Game 7 of The Finals. The two underdogs Jets and Mets won going away.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
Walker Buehler has the second lowest opponent batting average (0.179) in the playoffs in baseball history amongst pitchers who have made at least 10 playoff starts - only behind Gerrit Cole. Feeling better with a 2-1 lead for the Dodgers in the World Series and him pitching either Game 6 in relief or as a starter in Game 7.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Walker Buehler has the second lowest opponent batting average (0.179) in the playoffs in baseball history amongst pitchers who have made at least 10 playoff starts - only behind Gerrit Cole. Feeling better with a 2-1 lead for the Dodgers in the World Series and him pitching either Game 6 in relief or as a starter in Game 7.
Koufaxian numbers. Sandy and Bob Gibson would be right there if they played in the expanded playoff era during their prime years.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
The last time the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers won the NBA and MLB championships in the same year was in 1988. The Lakers are NBA champions again and the Dodgers just won the 1st game of the MLB World Series easily. In paraphrasing the words of the immortal Vin Scully, is 2020 going to be a repeat - “In a year that has been so improbable, can the impossible happen again”. Go, Dodgers!

PS: If you don’t know who Vin Scully is, don’t feel any need to comment on this thread.
I don’t feel any need to comment here.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
That champagne tastes so good after waiting more than thirty two years to celebrate a Dodgers World Series victory. Still can’t forgive the cheating Astros for making Dodger fans wait three more years. Glad Vin Scully could see the ‘Boys in Blue’ become champions one more time.

At least the sports gods have given the city of LA something to cheer about in this very difficult year where we still have fires going on this week and displacing tens of thousands of people from their homes. Hope the LA Rams make it a trifecta of championships for Los Angeles in the Super Bowl!
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Hope so.

I believe no city have won more than 2 titles in one year.
The continuation between the 1968 AFL season into January’69 Super Bowl yielded a trophy for the NY Jets. Then, nine months later the NY Mets won the Workd Series. The next month marked the beginning of the 1969-70 NBA season, eventually capped by the NY Knicks winning the title. That’s the closest I can remember.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
That champagne tastes so good after waiting more than thirty two years to celebrate a Dodgers World Series victory. Still can’t forgive the cheating Astros for making Dodger fans wait three more years. Glad Vin Scully could see the ‘Boys in Blue’ become champions one more time.

At least the sports gods have given the city of LA something to cheer about in this very difficult year where we still have fires going on this week and displacing tens of thousands of people from their homes. Hope the LA Rams make it a trifecta of championships for Los Angeles in the Super Bowl!
The trifecta dream of NBA, MLB, NFL titles for LA in the same season is over - the Rams lost today.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Who can forget 1928 when the NY Rangers won the Stanley Cup, the NY Yankees won the World Series, and what was then the American Basketball League championship was won by.......The New York Celtics!!!
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Who can forget 1928 when the NY Rangers won the Stanley Cup, the NY Yankees won the World Series, and what was then the American Basketball League championship was won by.......The New York Celtics!!!
And Ollie earned his medical license but lost it when AMA deemed his standup act was a danger to public health.
 
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