De Blasio first NYC mayor without championship team in 100 years

It’s the curse of Blas-bino.

When the Yankees were knocked out of the playoffs Tuesday by their beloved Boston Red Sox, Mayor de Blasio has achieved a dubious distinction: New York’s first mayor in more than a century who will not celebrate a single championship by any of Gotham’s major sports teams .

Big Apple’s former 14 mayors over the past 100 years experienced at least one of the 49 NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL titles earned by city teams during this period.

An eight-year-old jinx started when the native New Englander arrived at City Hall in 2014 and began openly using his mayoral sermon to flush about his shameless love for the Red Sox and New England Patriots. The last NYC champions were the Giants, who won the 2012 Super Bowl.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Giants Super Bowl in 2012.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Giants Super Bowl in 2012.
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While sports fans in New York were shut out during his tenure, the mayor benefited from Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to three more Super Bowls, and the Red Sox won another championship in 2018.

The good news: the bad mayor -mojo may end up with De Blasio leaving office at the end of the year.

“There’s no doubt about it,” fumbled Curtis Sliwa, the Republican candidate in this year’s mayoral race. “New York must throw him back to Boston – just like Yankee fans used to throw the ball back at any time [ex-Red Sox slugger] Manny Ramirez hit a home run into the left lane at Yankee Stadium. ”

But things can get worse. As de Blasio flirts with the idea of ​​running for governor next year, New York teams in other parts of the state — Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabers, and New York Islanders — may suffer under the curse of Blas bino.

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of the 1999 Yankees Parade.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani of the 1999 Yankees Parade.
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Out of the city’s mayors in the last 100 years, Fiorello La Guardia experienced the most championships with 9, Robert Wagner Jr. became number two, with 7, and Yankees superfan Rudy Giuliani third, with 5. Even Joseph V. McKee, who only served as interim mayor for just four months in late 1932, was in office long enough to celebrate a Yankees World Series title that season.

While de Blasio openly cheers on the Mets – despite Amazon’s miraculous victory over the Red Sox in the 1986 World Series – the infamous Yankees hater has refused to step foot in the Yankees Stadium to watch the Bronx Bombers play as mayor and only briefly relinquished his fandom in February to appear at an event there announcing that the stadium has been designated a COVID-19 mass vaccination site.

Still, he has found plenty of time during his busy schedule as mayor to fly off and watch his Red Sox game – whether it was on his way to Florida to check out spring training games or get taxpayers to pick up the tab to get his safety details to tag along with him as he watched the Sox play the Angels in 2019 while in Los Angeles amid his failed presidential bid.

Councilman Bill Holden (D-Queens) said the city’s poor record in professional sports is just another mistake against “Air Ball de Blasio” and adds “thank goodness this is the last season” the Big Apple teams will suffer.

New York City Mayor Ed Koch with 1987 Superbowl winners NY Giants - Parade in NY
Mayor Ed Koch at the Giants Super Bowl Parade in 1987.
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“From public safety to our economy, Bill de Blasio has consistently struck,” he said. Everything fails around de Blasio, even our sports team. ”

De Blasio spokesman Mitch Schwartz said City Hall still retains the “belief” that teams that begin their new seasons before the mayor leaves office, including the Knicks and Nets, will win it all — even if any championships and ticker-tape parades would celebrated in 2022 under de Blasio’s successor.

“These teams will all have started their seasons in a city led by Mayor de Blasio — a mayor who, among other things, has given these teams a step by implementing nationwide COVID-19 security measures as the key to NYC,” he said.

Left to right: Mayor John F. Hylan;  John McGraw, manager of the Giants;  and Christy Mathewson, president of the Boston Braves, just before the game this afternoon at the Polo Grounds, where the 1923 National League championship season began.

Left to right: Mayor John F. Hylan; John McGraw, manager of the Giants; and Christy Mathewson, president of the Boston Braves, just before the game this afternoon at the Polo Grounds, where the 1923 National League championship season began.


New York Yankees pitcher Vernon "Left" Gomez, left, and catcher Bill Dickey clash with New York City Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia after winning the World Series opener against the Chicago Cubs, 3 to 1, in Chicago, Ill., October 5, 1938.

New York Yankees pitcher Vernon “Lefty” Gomez, left, and catcher Bill Dickey crowd out with New York City Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia after winning the World Series opener against the Chicago Cubs, 3 to 1, in Chicago, Ill. , Oct. 5, 1938.


Mayor LaGuardia speaks into the microphone in praise of Lou Gehrig, the late first baseman of the New York Yankees at ceremonies today where a monument was unveiled in honor of the sluggish first baseman and longtime playing captain of the team.

Mayor LaGuardia speaks into the microphone in praise of Lou Gehrig, the late first baseman of the New York Yankees at ceremonies today where a monument was unveiled in honor of the sluggish first baseman and longtime playing captain of the team.


New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio shakes hands with New York City Mayor William O'Dwyer in a pre-match ceremony at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio shakes hands with New York City Mayor William O’Dwyer in a pre-match ceremony at Yankee Stadium.


Mayor Robert Wagner and next to him manager Leo "the lip" Durocher.

Mayor Robert Wagner and next to him manager Leo “lip” Durocher of the New York Giants.


Manager Leo Durocher, of the New York Giants, National League President Warren Giles, New York City Mayor Robert Wagner, Jr., and manager Walt Alston, of the Brooklyn Dodgers, pose for a portrait while Mayor Wagner prepares to throw the ceremony first pitch before the opening day played on April 14, 1955 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York.

Manager Leo Durocher, of the New York Giants, National League President Warren Giles, New York City Mayor Robert Wagner, Jr., and manager Walt Alston, of the Brooklyn Dodgers, pose for a portrait while Mayor Wagner prepares to throw the ceremony first pitch before the opening day played on April 14, 1955 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York.


Gil Hodges on the left and New York Mayor John Lindsay are pictured awarding medals to the New York Mets on Mets Day, October 20, 1969.

Gil Hodges on the left and New York Mayor John Lindsay are pictured awarding medals to the New York Mets on Mets Day, October 20, 1969.


New York Mets Jerry Grote, left, and Rod Gaspar pour New York City Mayor John Lindsay champagne after the Mets won the National League pennant against the Atlanta Braves on October 6, 1969.

New York Mets Jerry Grote, left, and Rod Gaspar pour New York City Mayor John Lindsay champagne after the Mets won the National League pennant against the Atlanta Braves on October 6, 1969.


New York Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson, right, has proclamation that New York City Mayor Abe Beame, center, just presented to Yankees owner George M. Steinbrenner, Wednesday, September 28, 1977 at New York City Hall.

New York Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson, right, has proclamation that New York City Mayor Abe Beame, center, just presented to Yankees owner George M. Steinbrenner, Wednesday, September 28, 1977 at New York City Hall.


Mayor Ed Koch (left) and Governor Mario Cuomo (right) before a 1986 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets in 1986 at Shea Stadium.

Mayor Ed Koch (left) and Governor Mario Cuomo (right) before a 1986 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets in 1986 at Shea Stadium.


Babe Ruth, New York Yankees outfielder, right, assists New York Mayor Jimmy Walker with an advertising opportunity on September 24, 1931.

Babe Ruth, New York Yankees outfielder, right, assists New York Mayor Jimmy Walker with an advertising opportunity on September 24, 1931.


Mayor / Time in Office / Total Championships

Bill de Blasio / 2014-2021 / 0

Michael Bloomberg / 2002-2013 / 3 (2008, 2012 Giants; 2009 Yankees)

Rudy Giuliani / 1994-2001 / 5 (1994 Rangers; 1996 & 1998-2000 Yankees)

David Dinkins / 1990-1993 / 1 (1991 fights)

Ed Koch / 1978-1989 / 3 (1978 Yankees; 1986 Mets; 1987 Giants)

Abe Beame / 1974-1977 / 1 (1977 Yankees)

John Lindsay / 1966-1973 / 4 (1969 Jets; 1969 Mets; 1970 & 1973 Knicks)

Robert Wagner Jr./1954-1965/ 7 (1954 MLB Giants; 1955 Dodgers; 1956 NFL Giants; 1956, 1958 & 1961-1962 Yankees)

Vincent Imperllitteri / 1950-1953 / 4 (1950-1953 Yankees)

William O’Dwyer / 1946-1950 / 2 (1947 and 1949 Yankees)

Fiorello La Guardia / 1934-1945 / 9 (1934 & 1938 NFL Giants; 1936-1939, 1941 & 1943 Yankees; 1940 Rangers)

John P O’Brien / 1933 / 2 (1933 MLB Giants, 1933 Rangers)

Joseph V. McKee / 1932 / 1 (1932 Yankees)

Jimmy Walker 1926-1932) 4 (1927 NFL Giants, 1927-1928 Yankees, 1928 Rangers)

John Hylan (1918-1925) 3 (1921-1922 MLB Giants, 1923 Yankees)

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