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California: The professional sports title capital (state) of the world!

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The Super Bowl victory of the New York Giants gave the state of New York their 21st professional sports title (Major League Baseball, the NBA, NFL and NHL) since 1966. Those 21 titles, however, is second to the state of California, which has 29 titles.

Following are the states which have the most professional sports titles in the four major sports since 1966 (1966 was chosen due to the start of the Super Bowl).

BA=Baseball (MLB)…FB=Football (NFL)…BK=Basketball (NBA)…H=Hockey (NHL)

STATE                         BA…FB…BK…H…TOTAL

California                         8…….8……12…..1……..29

New York                         9…….5…….2……5……..21

Massachusetts                2…….3…….9……3……..17

Pennsylvania                  4…….6…….2……5……..17

Texas                                0…….5…….7……1………13

Illinois                              1…….1…….6…….1………9

Michigan                         2…….0…….3……4………9

Florida                             2…….3…….1…….1……….7

Missouri                          5…….2…….0……0……….7

Maryland                        3…….2…….0……0……….5

Wisconsin                      0…….4……..1……0……….5

Also: Colorado (4), District of Columbia (4), Ohio (3), New Jersey (3), Minnesota (2), Arizona (1), Georgia (1), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1), North Carolina (1), Washington (1), Oregon (1).

Note: Canada has 20 professional sports titles… two World Series wins by the Toronto Blue Jays and 18 NHL titles.

Did you know? Looking at the most professional sports titles since the start of the 21st century, California still holds the lead with 8. Second place, however, goes to Massachusetts with seven.