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After Cleveland championship win, Cincinnati now among longest title drought

The last championship in Cincinnati was in 1990 when the Reds swept the Oakland A’s to win their fifth World Series. (file) The last championship in Cincinnati was in 1990 when the Reds swept the Oakland A’s to win their fifth World Series. (file)
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The Cavaliers’ Game 7 win over the Golden State Warriors to claim the NBA Finals ended Clevelands’ 52-year drought between championships – the longest in professional sports.

So which cities (with multiple pro teams from the big four leagues) has the longest title drought? Well, Cincinnati is high on that list.

Editor’s note: Cities with no NBA, NHL, NFL or MLB titles were left off. Those include Charlotte, Buffalo, San Diego and Nashville. 

1.  Milwaukee: 45 years: A team from Milwaukee last won a title in 1971, when Oscar Robertson and Lew Alcindor led the Bucks to the NBA championship. Note: The Green Bay Packers aren’t being included as a Milwaukee team.

2.  Cincinnati: 26 years: The last championship in Cincinnati was in 1990 when the Reds swept the Oakland A’s to win their fifth World Series.  It’s been even a longer time waiting for a championship for Bengals fans.  The last Super Bowl appearance for the Bengals was 1989 when they lost to the San Francisco 49ers.

3.  Minneapolis- St. Paul: 25 years: The last championship in the Twin Cities was in 1991 when the Twins won the World Series against the Atlanta Braves.The last closest call was in 2009 when the Vikings lost in the NFC title game in overtime.

4.  Washington D.C.: 25 years: The Washington Redskins have won three Super Bowls, their last was in the 1991 season (Super Bowl of Jan. 1992). The closest any team has come to hoisting a championship trophy have been the Capitals, who were swept in the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals.

5.  Toronto: 23 years:  The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the Stanley Cup 13 times, their last was in 1987. However, the Canadian city last celebrated a championship in 1993 when the Blue Jays walked off with a World Series win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

6.  Atlanta: 21 years: It's been 21 years since the Braves won their only World Series -- 1995 vs. Cleveland Indians. The last closest call was in 1999 when the Braves lost in the World Series.  

There's always next year. 

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