New York City is one of the most active cities with its 20 million population in the New York metropolitan area. New Yorkers love sports. They mostly walk or run on morning. Also they like to go sports organizations. Besides New York’s own teams, there are lots of teams using New York name for some reasons but they are not from New York. Some examples are New York Jets and New York Giants from The National Football League. They are the teams of New Jersey but they use New York name. How many sport teams of New York are there?
They are 11 teams of New York playing on the professional organizations of United States. They are New York Mets, New York Yankees, New York Giants, New York Jets, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and New York Red Bulls.
New York Mets is one of two professional New York teams playing on the Major League Baseball. They belong to National League East Division. They are first expansion team joined to MLB. They joined to league after the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers teams departed. After Polo Grounds and Shea Stadium, they are now playing on Citi Field. Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are biggest rivals of them.
New York Yankees is mostly known as “Yankees”. They are based on “The Bronx”. They belong to East Division of MLB. They are now playing on Yankee Stadium. Lots of Baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra played or managed for “Yankees”. They are now a worldwide famous brand with “Yankees” name.
Brooklyn Nets is the new name of New Jersey Nets. They are a professional basketball franchise playing on NBA. They belong to the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. They played 35 seasons in New Jersey and then returned to New York and now playing on Barclays Center. Lots of famous NBA players like Jason Kidd and Vince Carter played for them.
Another team of New York in NBA is New York Knicks. They mostly have known as “Knicks”. They are in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Lots of NBA legends like Patrick Ewing, Bill Bradley and Earl Monroe played for Knicks. Team is looking for its old good days for more than twenty years.
New York has a successful women team in WNBA. They are New York Liberty. They went to WNBA Finals for four times in their 14 year history but they couldn’t win championship. Because of Madison Square Garden renovation period, they are now playing on New Jersey Prudential Center. Teresa Weatherspoon is the most popular player of New York Liberty and she played for New York Liberty 1997–2003.
New York Islanders is one of the two professional hockey teams of New York playing on MLB. They are located in Uniondale, New York. They belong to Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. They have 6 Division championships, 6 Conference championships and 4 Stanley Cups in their history.
New York Rangers is other professional hockey team of New York located in Manhattan. They are on the MLB’s Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. They are playing their games in Madison Square Garden. Honored MLB players like Wayne Gretzky, Eddie Giacomin and Rod Gilbert played for New York Rangers.
They are also lots of professional teams located in New York and playing on some semi-pro leagues. Most popular ones are Brooklyn Cyclones, Long Island Lizards, New York Sportimes, New York Knights and Long Island Rough Riders.