In no particular order, here are a few other events that broke the hearts of New York fans.
New York Rangers drought from 1940-1994- The New York Rangers were one of the NHL’s Original Six teams, and endured much success in the early years of the league.
However, despite various talented teams made up of solid coaches and skilled players, the Rangers went an unprecedented 54 years between Stanley Cup Championships, losing many tough series along the way.
Many Rangers fans believe the team was cursed in 1940, when it is said that Rangers management burnt the mortgage of Madison Square Garden in the bowl of the Stanley Cup.
1958-63 New York Football Giants- The Giants played in five NFL championship games, but failed to win any of them.
The most significant loss came in 1958 to the Colts.
The game, which the Colts won in overtime 23-17, is considered to this day to be one of the biggest reasons the NFL became popular in America.
Giants loss in 2003 playoffs- The Giants lost in the first round of the 2003 playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 39-38.
The Giants led 28-14 at halftime, and 38-22 entering the fourth quarter.
Then the 49ers scored 17 unanswered points to take a 39-38 lead. Miraculously, the Giants hopes of advancing passed Wild Card Sunday were still intact late in the game.
Kerry Collins drove the Giants down the 49ers' 23-yard line with six seconds left, giving Matt Bryant a chance to win the game with a field goal.
However, the snap was botched by Trey Junkin, as a weak pass attempt was incomplete.
New York Mets make two awful trades- While the Mets may have made some questionable trades and signings in recent history, missing on transactions is nothing new.
In 1975 and in the height of his career, the Mets traded future Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver for practically no good reason.
Seaver would continue to win 20 games a season and dominate hitters after his tenure with the Mets.
And of course all Mets fans remember that Nolan Ryan once wore blue and orange.
New York parted ways with Ryan after the 1971 season, and never really gave the young pitcher a chance to blossom.
To this day, Ryan still has more career no hitters, seven, than the Mets do as a franchise, zero.
New York baseball Giants move to S.F.- The Giants moved out west in 1957, the same year as the Brooklyn Dodgers.
In fact, it was the Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley who pushed the Giants into the decision because the Dodgers couldn’t move west unless another team went with them.
The Giants won 17 pennants and five championships in New York before moving out west to San Francisco, where they have yet to win a championship.
The Giants' and Dodgers' departure left New York with just one team, the Yankees, for five seasons before the Mets were founded in 1962.
The Mets would adopt the colors blue and orange to commemorate the Dodgers and Giants.
2007 and 2008 New York Mets- Talk about your fall from grace.
One season after Carlos Beltran freezes up at the plate in the NLCS, the Mets found themselves leading the division by seven games on Sept. 12.
In one of the biggest collapses in sports history, the Mets lost 12 of their final 17 games, and missed the playoffs.
The following season, the Mets entered the final weekend of the regular season in playoff contention, only to miss out on a Wild Card berth.
The Mets could have clinched a spot with a win on the final day of the season against the Marlins (whom they concluded their season with for the second season in a row).
In the final game ever played at Shea Stadium, the Mets lost to the Marlins 4-2, and missed the playoffs again.
Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech This was a different type of heartbreak for New York fans.
Gehrig was, and still is to this day, one of the greatest players ever to play the game of baseball.
On July 4, 1939, a little over two months after his final game as a Yankee, Gherig delivered his famous speech, in which he declared himself the “luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”
Gehrig died at the age of 37 from a neurological disease, which would later take the name ‘Lou Gehrig's Disease.’