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?

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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.

Most Sacks in an NFL Season

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Who holds the NFL record for the most sacks in season?

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To date, the record for the most sacks in an NFL season was compiled by Michael Strahan of the N.Y. Giants. In 2001 he had 22.5 sacks. Number 2 on the list with 22 are Mark Gastineau of the N.Y. Jets (1984), Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings (2011) and Justin Houston of the Kansas City Chiefs (2014).

Joe DiMaggio Birthday

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Joe DiMaggio, “Joltin’ Joe” or “The Yankee Clipper”, was born on November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California.

Boston Celtics MVP Award Winners

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Name all of the Boston Celtics players who have won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award?

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The NBA’s MVP award was first awarded in 1956. Since then 4 Celtics players have won the MVP award 10 times. They are:

  • 1957 – Bob Cousy
  • 1958 – Bill Russell
  • 1961 – Bill Russell
  • 1962 – Bill Russell
  • 1963 – Bill Russell
  • 1965 – Bill Russell
  • 1973 – Dave Cowens
  • 1984 – Larry Bird
  • 1985 – Larry Bird
  • 1986 – Larry Bird

The Newport Bermuda Race

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What is the Newport Bermuda Race?

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The Newport Bermuda Race, also frequently referred to as the Bermuda Race, is a biennial sailing yacht race. It is held every other year on even number years and covers a 635 nautical miles (1175 km) course from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda. It was first held in 1906.

First Rugby World Cup

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When was the firs Rugby World Cup held?

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The Rugby World Cup is held every four years. The first Rugby World Cup was held in 1987 and was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Governor’s Victory Bell

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What is the Governor’s Victory Bell?

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The Governor’s Victory Bell is awarded to the winner of the college football game between rivals  the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Penn State Nittany Lions. The Governor’s Victory Bell was first presented when Penn State entered the Big Ten Conference and had their first league game against Minnesota – a game they won. The rivalry is now held four times every ten years.