It may be the second-most often heard phrase in professional sports, trailing only "Brett Favre is considering (un)retiring": "The Yankees win the World Series!" All together, the Yankees have won 27 out a possible 105 World Series titles, that percentage (25.71 percent) meaning that this team has accounted for one out of every four championships. Now, for full disclosure, that percentage is actually third in North American professional sports, behind the NHL's Montreal Canadiens (who have won 22 out of 82 modern Stanley Cups for 26.83 percent) and the NBA's Boston Celtics (who have won 17 of 63 BBA/NBA Championships for 26.98 percent).
However, the Canadiens have only won eight championships since 1970 (the NHL was only a six-team league from 1942-67), and two since 1980 (which ...
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Article written by Tom Davis