First Football Champions

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What teams were the first winners of the AFL Championship, the NFL Championship, the AFC Championship, the NFC Championship, and the Super Bowl?

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  • AFL Championship:
    • 1960 Houston Oilers * defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 24 to 16
  • NFL Championship:
    • Based on win/loss %: 1920 Akron Pros
    • Based on championship game: 1933 Chicago Bears who defeated the New York Giants 23 to 21
  • AFC Championship:
    • 1971 (for the 1970 season) Baltimore Colts ** defeating the Oakland Raiders 27 to 17
  • NFC Championship:
    • 1971 (for the 1970 season) Dallas Cowboys 17 to 10 over the San Francisco 49ers
  • Super Bowl:
    • 1967 (Super Bowl I) Green Bay Packers over the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10

* Now the Tennessee Titans
** Now the Indianapolis Colts

Baseball Quote – The Other Team Could Be Trouble

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Who said – “The other teams could make trouble for us if they win“?

Trivia Question Answer

Yes, as you probably guessed, this is one of many famous “yogi-isms”. Yogi Berra said that while manager of the New York Yankees.

Yankees First World Series Crown

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When did the New York Yankees win their first World Series Championship?

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The New York Yankees won their first World Series Championship in 1923 defeating the New York Giants 4 games to 2.

First Woman to Race Indianapolis 500

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Who was the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500?

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Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 when she competed in the 1977 Indianapolis 500 where she finished 29th. She was also the first woman to compete in the Daytona 500 in the following season.

First Silver Slugger DH

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Who was the first designated hitter (DH) to receive baseball’s Silver Slugger award?

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The designated hitter (DH) has been around in the American League since 1973. The Silver Slugger awards were instituted in 1980, thus the first DHs could not win the award. The first DH to win the Silver Slugger for the DH position in 1980 was “Mr. October”, Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees.

First Nationally Televised Kentucky Derby

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When was the first nationally televised Kentucky Derby?

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CBS first nationally televised the Kentucky Derby in 1952. Hill Gail ridden by Eddie Arcaro was the winner of the 1952 race.

Texas Rangers Founded As

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When and where were the Texas Rangers founded and what was their original name?

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The Texas Rangers were founded in Washington DC in 1961 as the Washington Senators. They moved to Texas and became the Rangers in 1972.

How to Calculate ERA

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How is earned run average (ERA) calculated for professional baseball?

Trivia Question Answer

The equation for ERA is quite simple:

ERA = (Earned Runs/Innings Pitched) x 9

For those parents out there who may wish to do the calculation for their little leaguers where games are typically 7 innings in length the equation would be modified to: ERA = (Earned Runs/Innings Pitched) x 7

First Points Scored in Super Bowl History

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What were the first points scored in Super Bowl history?

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The first points scored in Super Bowl I were on a 37-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter from Bart Starr to Max McGee, who had replaced injured starter Boyd Dowler. Don Chandler kicked the Super Bowl’s first extra point after the touchdown.

Pinstripe Bowl

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What is the Pinstripe Bowl?

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Officially the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the Pinstripe Bowl is an NCAA Division I FBS college football bowl game held anually in Yankee Stadium in New York City. The game, organized by the New York Yankees, was first played in 2010. The winner is awarded the George M. Steinbrenner Trophy.