2019 gave sports fans some of the most iconic and enduring moments and memories in recent sports history. The NHL, NBA, and MLB each crowned first-time champions, while the New England Patriots helped Tom Brady stake his claim as the greatest football player of all time by securing his sixth Super Bowl title.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed some of the most exciting, surprising, and memorable moments that happened in sports in 2019 — using reports from media sources like CBS and ESPN as well as the Sports Reference family of sites — to determine the most iconic sports moments of the year.
The past year in sports gave us several moments of nostalgia, while also giving fans much to be excited about in the future. The tennis world sat up and took notice as 15-year-old Coco Gauff became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon — then she stunned the legendary Venus Williams in their first-round matchup. These are the youngest athletes to dominate their sport.
The year in sports will likely also be remembered as a great one for fans of long-suffering fan bases. The Washington Nationals, St. Louis Blues, and Toronto Raptors all beat tremendous odds to capture their first title, overcoming years of disappointment and failure — much to the delight of the cities that support them. These are the best cities for sports fans.