2014 Was Not New York’s Worst Sports Year Ever


It may feel that way, but the numbers say otherwise. Here, a timeline of our local teams' best and worst years.

Methodology: All teams’ regular-season winning percentages, averaged, are indicated by the bold black line. (For hockey, points percentages were used.) NBA and NHL records were counted in the year in which they end: That is, the 2013–2014 season is under 2014.

*This article appears in the December 29, 2014, issue of New York Magazine. Article updated January 2, 2014, for clarity.