Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year from Hockey

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Picture of a Hockey PuckWho was the first hockey player to be named “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated?

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Bobby Orr became the first hockey player to receive the prestigious honor when Sports Illustrated named him “Sportsman of the Year” in 1970, the same year in which he was named league MVP and led the Boston Bruins to a Stanley Cup Championship. Orr was also the first (and to date, only) defenseman in history to lead the NHL in scoring when he scored 120 points in the same 1969-1970 season.

Dick Butkus Award

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What is the Dick Butkus award and who was the first winner?

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The Dick Butkus award is an award given annually to the top linebacker in college football. It was first awarded in 1985 to Brian Bosworth of Oklahoma. Bosworth also won it a second time in 1986.

Golden Boot Trophy

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What is college football’s Golden Boot Trophy?

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The Battle for the Golden Boot is the annual college football rivalry between the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers and the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Since 1996, the winner of that annual football game receives the Golden Boot Trophy. The trophy weighs approximately 175 pounds, stands a little over 4 feet tall, and is molded out of 24-karat gold. It resembles the outline of the states of Arkansas and Louisiana connected.

Original Name of the NBA

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What was the original name of the NBA?

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The Basketball Association of America (BAA), founded in June, 1946, was the forerunner to the NBA. In 1949, its name was changed to the National Basketball Association when it merged with a rival organization, the National Basketball League.

Hall of Fame Pitchers on Harlem Globetrotters

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Which two Baseball Hall-of-Fame baseball pitchers once played with the Harlem Globetrotters?

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Bob Gibson and Ferguson Jenkins were members of the Harlem Globetrotters at various stages of their careers. Gibson was part of the team as a young athlete before his baseball career blossomed. Jenkins played with the Globetrotters briefly after his MLB career was finished, largely as a promotional stunt.

Satchel Paige also appeared with the team performing in their famous baseball routine – although he never actually played with them. Lou Brock, the┬áSt. Louis Cardinals left fielder, also played with the Globetrotters.

Longest NHL Winning Streak

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What is the longest overall winning streak in NHL history?

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The longest overall (home and away) NHL winning streak is 17 games. It was achieved by the 1992/1993 Pittsburgh Penguins.

NBA Most Consecutive Free Throws

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Who holds the NBA record for the most consecutive free throws?

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From March 24 through November 9, 1993 Micheal Williams of Minnesota made 97 consecutive free throws to set the NBA record.

First NFL League Offices

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Since 1960 the NFL’s league offices have been in New York City. Where were the NFL’s first league offices?

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At its founding, in 1920-1921, the NFL league offices were in Canton, Ohio, the current home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since then, the offices have been in:

  • Columbus, Ohio (1921-1941)
  • Chicago (1941-1946)
  • Philadelphia (1946-1960)
  • New York City (1960-present)

Black Athletes in Halls of Fame

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When and who was the first black athlete inducted into the Hall of Fame for each of the major North American Sports (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey)?

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The first black athletes inducted into the baseball, basketball, football, and hockey hall of fame were: