Monthly Archives: April 2015

San Francisco Giants Best and Worst Season

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What were the best and worst seasons for the San Francisco Giants?

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  • Best Season: The San Francisco Giants’ best season came in 1904 as the New York Giants when they went 106 and 47 (.693). The best season as the San Francisco Giants came in 1993 when they went 103 and 59 (.636).
  • Worst Season: The San Francisco Giants’ worst season came in 1985 when they went 62 and 100 (.383).

Worst Red Sox Season

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What was the Boston Red Sox worst season record?

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The Boston Red Sox had their worst season ever back when seasons were only 154 games long. In 1932 the Red Sox went 43 and 111. That is the fewest wins, most losses, and worst winning percentage (.279) of any Red Sox team. Their worst performance for a 162 game season came in 1965 when they went 62 and 100 (.383).

First NBA Team to Win Second NBA Championship

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What was the first NBA team to win a second NBA Championship?

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The Minneapolis Lakers, now the Los Angeles Lakers, won the BAA Championship in 1949, and then won the NBA Championship in 1950 to become the first team to win a second NBA Championship as well as the first team to win back-to-back championships. The BAA (Basketball Association of America) was the original name of the NBA when it was founded in 1947. The name was changed to the National Basketball Association in 1950.

Longest Same Name & Same City U.S. Professional Sports Team

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What U.S. professional sports team has been in the same city with the same name for the longest period of time?

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Founded in 1883 in the City of Brotherly Love as the Phillies in the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies hold the record for the longest amount of time in the same city with the same name.

Most Career Goals in the NHL Playoffs

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What NHL player holds the record for the most career goals in the playoffs?

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Wayne Gretzky holds the career record for goals scored in the NHL playoffs with 122 which he scored with Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and New York.

Most Points in NBA Playoff Game by a Rookie

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Who holds the record for the most points scored by a rookie in an NBA playoff game?

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On March 14, 1960 Wilt Chamberlain scored 53 points as a rookie to set the record for the most points in an NBA playoff game in a game between the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors) and the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers).

Most Innings Pitched in World Series Game

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What Major League Baseball player has the most innings pitched in a single World Series game?

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A player better remembered for his hitting records than pitching records, Babe Ruth, has the most innings pitched in a single World Series game – 14 in game 2 of the 1916 World Series.

Balk Rule Introduced

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When was baseball’s much misunderstood balk rule first introduced?

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The balk rule was introduced into major league baseball’s rules in 1898. You can see the full definition in MLB’s official rules. It is covered in detail as rule 8.05, which is part of Official Rules: 8.00 The Pitcher.

Most Points by an Individual in an NBA Playoff Game

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What is the most points scored in an NBA playoff game by an individual player?

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In an April 20, 1986 playoff game against the Celtics in Boston, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored 63 points. The double overtime game ended as a 135 to 131 Celtics victory in spite of Jordan’s record setting effort.

Save Becomes Official MLB Statistic

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When did a save for a pitcher become an official Major League Baseball Statistic?

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For pitching, the save became an official major league statistic in 1969.