Monthly Archives: May 2016

Most 3 Pointers in an NBA Playoff Game

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Who holds the record for the most 3-point field goals made in an NBA playoff game?

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Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors set the record in a playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on May 28, 2016 when he made 11 3-point field goals on 18 attempts. He ended the night in the Golden State win with 41 points.

Major League Baseball First Night Game

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When did Major League Baseball hold its first night game?

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Major League Baseball held its first night game on May 24, 1935 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati where the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.

Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young Award in the Same Year

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To date, who is the only major league baseball player to win both the Rookie of the Year Award and the Cy Young Award in the same year?

Trivia Question Answer

In 1981, pitcher Fernando Valenzuela won both the National League Rookie of the Year Award and the Cy Young Award. To date, he is the only major league baseball player to win both in the same year.

Joe DiMaggio in Hall of Fame

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How many times did it take for hall-of-famer Joe DiMaggio to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, the “Yankee Clipper”, was not elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame until 1955, his third year of eligibility. This is the guy with the famous record 56 game hitting streak (1941), with a lifetime batting average of .325, who played on 13 all-star teams, who played in no less than ten World Series, and who won the MVP award three times (1939, 1941, and 1947). How he could not have been elected in in his first year of eligibility staggers the imagination.

Joe DiMaggio also had a 61 game hitting streak in 1933 playing for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League.

Career Record for Sugar Ray Leonard

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What was Sugar Ray Leonard’s career boxing record?

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Sugar Ray Leonard amassed a career record of 36 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. At various points in his career he held the NABF Welterweight title, WBC & The Ring Welterweight titles, WBA & The Ring Light Middleweight titles, WBA Welterweight, WBC and The Ring Middleweight titles, and WBC Light Heavyweight and WBC Super Middleweight titles. He retired after his third loss to Hector Camacho in 1997.

Longest Professional Baseball Game

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When was the longest professional baseball game played? How long was it? Who played in the game?

Trivia Question Answer

The longest professional baseball game was played on April 18, 1981 at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In that game, the Pawtucket Red Sox played the Rochester Red Wings, both teams from the triple-A International League. The game lasted a total of 33 innings. It was suspended at the end of the 32nd inning at 4:09 AM. The nineteen remaining fans in the stadium received lifetime passes to McCoy Stadium. The game was resumed at the next meeting between the two teams on June 23rd. The Paw Sox prevailed in the 33rd inning and won the game 3 to 2.

First Designated Hitter

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Who was Major League Baseball’s first designated hitter and who was the first pitcher to pitch to a designated hitter?

Trivia Question Answer

Major League Baseball’s American League adopted the designated hitter in 1973 allowing someone to be designated to hit for the pitcher. The first designated hitter was the New York Yankees Ron “Boomer” Blomberg, on April 6, 1973. Pitching to “Boomer” was the Boston Red Sox pitcher Louis Tiant. Tiant walked Blomberg.

First with 3 Consecutive Batting Championships

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Who was the first baseball player to lead the major leagues in batting average for three consecutive years?

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Hall of famer Ty Cobb was the first player to lead the major leagues in batting average for three consecutive years. He first did it in 1907, 1908, and 1909. He then did it for five consecutive seasons (1911-1915) and again for three consecutive seasons (1917-1919).

First NBA Finals MVP

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Who was the first NBA player to win the MVP award for the NBA finals?

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In 1969 Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers became the first NBA player to win the MVP award for the NBA finals. He is also, to date, the only player from the losing team to win the MVP award.

Most Times Single Season Home Runs Over 50

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What Major League Baseball player has hit 50 or more home runs in a season the most times in their career?

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Three players have accomplished the feat of hitting 50 or more home runs in a season four times during their careers:

  • Babe Ruth: 1920 (54), 1921 (59), 1927 (60), 1928 (54)
  • Mark McGwire: 1996 (52), 1997 (58), 1998 (70), 1999 (68)
  • Sammy Sosa: 1998 (66), 1999 (63), 2000, (50), 2001 (64)