Will Johnson win it all again? He won five NASCAR (Nextel/Sprint) Cups in a row between 2006 and 2010 and is probably still the best driver out there on paper.
Actually, chances are Johnson will not win his sixth.
The fact is 87% of the time, the Daytona 500 winner does not win it all that same year.
Though, admittedly, Johnson himself has done it.
Richard Petty did it four times, the only driver to do it more than once. I guess it helps to have seven Daytona 500 wins and seven titles.
Cale Yarborough is the other “old-timer” to win both in the same year.Follow @VinGetz
Since 1903, Major League Baseball has hosted 109 World Series. More than a third of them – 37 – went on to a deciding Game 7.
Some time back, Sports List of the Day brought you all World Series Game 7 results.
But what about the playoff series leading up to the World Series – the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and the National League Championship Series (NLCS)? How many of those have there been and which ones went to seven games?
Which teams had the longest battles before earning a trip to the World Series?
Here’s your answer…including the 2012 San Francisco Giants, who tonight wrapped up their NLCS with the St. Louis Cardinals. They became only the seventh team in history to come back from being down three games to one in either the ALCS and NLCS.
In total, the ALCS and NLCS have seen 15 Game 7′s. 1985 was the first season they both moved to a best-of-seven format.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||1985||ALCS||Kansas City Royals||Toronto Blue Jays||6-2|
|2.||1986||ALCS||Boston Red Sox||California Angels||8-1|
|3.||1987||NLCS||St. Louis Cardinals||San Francisco Giants||6-0|
|4.||1988||NLCS||Los Angeles Dodgers||New York Mets||6-0|
|5.||1991||NLCS||Atlanta Braves||Pittsburgh Pirates||4-0|
|6.||1992||NLCS||Atlanta Braves||Pittsburgh Pirates||3-2|
|7.||1996||NLCS||Atlanta Braves||St. Louis Cardinals||15-0|
|8.||2003||ALCS||New York Yankees||Boston Red Sox||6-5 (11)|
|9.||2003||NLCS||Florida Marlins||Chicago Cubs||9-6|
|10.||2004||ALCS||Boston Red Sox||New York Yankees||10-3|
|11.||2004||NLCS||St. Louis Cardinals||Houston Astros||5-2|
|12.||2006||NLCS||St. Louis Cardinals||New York Mets||3-1|
|13.||2007||ALCS||Boston Red Sox||Cleveland Indians||11-2|
|14.||2008||ALCS||Tampa Bay Rays||Boston Red Sox||3-1|
|15.||2012||NLCS||San Francisco Giants||St. Louis Cardinals||9-0|
Will I’ll Have Another take the triple crown?
Horse Racing’s Triple Crown is a victory in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, all in the same year.
The Kentucky Derby is run on the first Saturday in May in Louisville, Kentucky. The first winner was Aristides back in 1875.
The Preakness Stakes is even older and has been run in Baltimore, Maryland since Survivor’s win in 1873. The Preakness runs on the second Saturday after the Derby.
The Belmont Stakes, new kid on the block out of Elmont, New York, was first won by Ruthless in 1867. The Belmont goes off in June.
In the nearly 150 years (2017) since all three have been run, only 11 horses have taken the triple crown.
Here they are in two lists. First, sorted by time – these are the fastest triple crown winners.
The second lists the triple crown winners in chronological order.
What was going on in the 1970′s? Seems a little odd to me.
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TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS BY TIME
TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS, CHRONOLOGICAL