If you're a Bay Area sports fan, there was plenty to celebrate in 2023.
Here's a look back at some of the notable sports moments from the past year.
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For the second consecutive season, the high-powered San Francisco 49ers asserted their dominance in the NFC West and locked up the division crown.
The 49ers wouldn't be among the NFL's best teams without the stellar play of young quarterback Brock Purdy. Boasting an ability to process opposing defenses quickly and hit receivers downfield with pinpoint accuracy, the second-year signal-caller has rocketed up the ranks of NFL quarterbacks.
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Standout 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, who led the league with 18.5 sacks, was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year for his performance during the 2022 campaign.
In a do-or-die Game 7 in the first round of the NBA playoffs, Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry scored a then-NBA record 50 points in Sacramento to carry the Dubs past the Kings.
The WNBA is coming to the Bay Area, as the Warriors were awarded a WNBA expansion team that will begin play in 2025.
Speaking of new teams, Bay FC was introduced as one of the new franchises in the National Women's Soccer League.
The biggest sporting event of the year is returning to the Bay Area, as Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara will host Super Bowl LX in 2026.
Tens of thousands of Oakland A's fans in green T-shirts bearing the word “SELL” packed the Coliseum, calling on team owner John Fisher to sell the team instead of moving it to Las Vegas.
In the 2023 regular season finale, San Francisco Giants veteran Brandon Crawford walked off the field in the ninth inning to a thunderous standing ovation in what might have been his final game with the Orange and Black.
After bursting onto the scene during his rookie campaign, Giants catcher Patrick Bailey was named a finalist for the National League Gold Glove Award for his work behind the plate.
Speaking of rookie major leaguers, A's outfielder Estuery Ruiz ended the season with 67 stolen bases, the most by a rookie in American League history.