On This Date 4/12/1938

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The Chicago Black Hawks become the most improbable Stanley Cup Champions, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 at Chicago Stadium to win the best-of-five series in four games. The Black Hawks, coached by Bill Stewart, made the playoffs despite an awful record of 14-25-9, the worst record for any team winning a championship in any of the four major sports. It was the second cup won by Chicago, who had a record eight American-born players.

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