Monthly Archives: July 2014

Best Single Season Record for Major Sports

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What team owns the best regular season record for the four major North American sports (baseball, basketball, hockey, and football)?

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The teams with the best regular season records were:

  • Baseball – The 1906 Chicago Cubs (116-36) who went on to lose the 1906 World Series to the Chicago White Sox
  • Basketball – The 1995/1996 Chicago Bulls (72-10) who went on to beat the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals
  • Football – The 2007 New England Patriots (16-0) who went on to lose Super Bowl XLII to the New York Giants and the 1972 Miami Dolphins (14-0) who went on to defeat the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.
  • Hockey
    • On Win/Loss – The 1995/1996 Detroit Red Wings (62-13-7 or 131 points) who lost the Western Conference Finals to the Colorado Avalanche
    • On Points – The 1976/1977 Montreal Canadians (132 points, 60-8-12) who defeated the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup

Play in World Series and Super Bowl

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Who is the first player to play in both a World Series and in the Super Bowl?

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Deion Sanders played in the 1992 World Series with the Atlanta Braves. In the 1992 World Series, which the Braves lost to the Toronto Blue Jays (4-2), Sanders played in four games, hit .533 with 4 runs, 8 hits, 2 doubles, and 1 RBI.

Deion Sanders also played in Super Bowl XXIX (1994) with San Francisco, and Super Bowl XXX (1995) with the Dallas Cowboys earning two Super Bowl championship rings.

Sanders is also the only player to hit a home run in the MLB and score a touchdown in the NFL in the same week (in 1989).

Gagliardi Trophy

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What is the Gagliardi Trophy?

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The Gagliardi Trophy is awarded to the Outstanding Division III college football player of the year. It is awarded by the Jostens Company and the J-Club of Saint John’s University in Minnesota. It was first awarded in 1993 to Jim Ballard, a Quarterback at the University of Mount Union (Alliance, Ohio).

Philadelphia Phillies Best and Worst Season

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What were the best and worst seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies?

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  • Best Season: The Philadelphia Phillies had their best season to date (through 2013 season) in 2011 when they went 102 and 60 (.630).
  • Worst Season: The Philadelphia Phillies have had 15 seasons when they lost a 100 or more games. The worst of these came in 1942 when they went 42 and 109 (.278).

NFL First 4,000 Yard Passing Season

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Who was the first NFL quarterback to have a 4,000 yard passing season?

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“Broadway” Joe Namath passed for 4,007 in 1967 with the New York Jets to become the first NFL quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards in a season.

NFL’s Highest Scoring Game

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What was the NFL’s highest scoring game?

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The highest scoring game in NFL history came in the regular season on November 27, 1966 when the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants by a score of 72 to 41. The combined 113 points came on 16 touchdowns and a field goal.

Original Name for the San Francisco Giants

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What was the original name for the San Francisco Giants?

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The San Francisco Giants were established in 1883 as the New York Gothams. They became the New York Giants in 1885 and the San Francisco Giants with their move to San Francisco in 1958.

Oldest of “Majors” Golf Tournaments

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What is the oldest of Golf’s major tournaments (Masters, Open Championship (British Open), PGA Championship, and U.S. Open)?

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Golf’s “Majors”, in order of oldest to youngest are:

  • 1860 – The Open Championship/British Open
  • 1895 – The U.S. Open
  • 1916 – The PGA Championship
  • 1934 – The Masters