Monthly Archives: April 2016

Most Goals in One Season’s NHL Playoffs

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Who holds the record for the most goals scored in the NHL playoffs in one season?

Trivia Question Answer

It is hard to find a scoring record that does not belong to Wayne Gretzky, but the record for the most goals scored in one season’s NHL playoffs belongs to two other individuals. Both Jari Kurri (1985) and Reggie Leach (1976) scored 19 goals in the NHL playoffs for one season.

Marvin Hagler’s Boxing Record

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What was Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s career boxing record?

Trivia Question Answer

In a career that spanned 1973 to 1987, Marvelous Marvin Hagler amassed a career record of 62 wins (52 by knockout), 3 losses, and 2 draws.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

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When was the National Basketball Association’s Defensive Player of the Year Award first awarded and who was its first winner?

Trivia Question Answer

The NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year Award is selected by a panel of sports writers. It has been awarded annually since the 1982/1983 season. The first winner was Sidney Moncrief of the Milwaukee Bucks. Moncrief was also the second winner of the award in 1983/1984 and the first NBA player to win the award in back-to-back years.

Oldest to Pitch a Perfect Game

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Who is the oldest MLB pitcher to pitch a perfect game?

Trivia Question Answer

On May 18, 2004, at the age of 40, Randy Johnson (“The Big Unit”) pitched a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. He threw 117 pitches and had 13 strikeouts. The Diamondbacks won the game 2-0.

Winner of Most Boston Marathons

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Who has won the Boston Marathon the most times?

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In each division, the individual with the most Boston Marathon wins is:

  • Men’s Open: Clarence DeMar of the United States won the Boston Marathon 7 times (1911, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930)
  • Women’s Open: Catherine Ndereba of Kenya won the Boston Marathon 4 times (2000, 2001, 2004, 2005)
  • Men’s Wheelchair: Ernst van Dyk of South Africa won the Boston Marathon 10 times (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014)
  • Women’s Wheelchair: Jean Driscoll of the United States won the Boston Marathon 8 times (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000)

First Boston Marathon

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When was the first Boston Marathon run and who was the winner of that first race?

Trivia Question Answer

The first Boston Marathon was run in 1897. It was won by John J. McDermott of the United States in a time of 2:55:10, which was, of course, the first course record. Women did not run in that first Boston Marathon and were not officially sanctioned as participants until 1972.

NBA Largest Margin of Victory in a Playoff Game

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In the NBA playoffs, what is the largest margin of victory accomplished by any team?

Trivia Question Answer

Two teams are tied with the largest margin of victory of 58 points in an NBA playoff game. On March 19, 1956 the Minneapolis Lakers defeated the the St. Louis Hawks by 58 points (133-75). On April 27, 2009 the Denver Nuggets defeated the New Orleans Hornets by 58 points (121-63).

Losing Seasons for New York Yankees

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Through the 2015 season, how many years did the New York Yankees finish below .500?

Trivia Question Answer

Since their first year, 1903, through the 2015 season the New York Yankees have finished below .500 21 times, finishing above .500 the other 93 years.

Most Strikeouts in a Row

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What Major League pitcher holds the record for the most strikeouts in a row?

Trivia Question Answer

Hall of Famer Tom Seaver struck out 10 consecutive San Diego Padres on on April 22, 1970. They were the last ten batters of the game. The Mets won the game 2-1.

All-NBA Team 3rd Team Award

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Since the inception of the NBA in 1946, the league has had an annual All-NBA Team honor bestowed on the best players in the NBA at the end of every season. In the beginning, the All-NBA Team consisted of 2 teams, a 1st and a 2nd team. In what year did the league add an All-NBA Team 3rd Team?

Trivia Question Answer

The All-NBA Team 3rd team was added in 1988 and awarded at the end of the 1988/89 season. Players who made the 3rd team that year were Dominique Wilkins of Atlanta, Terry Cummings of Milwaukee, Robert Parish of Boston, Dale Ellis of Seattle, and Mark Price of Cleveland.