Monthly Archives: September 2016

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?

Trivia Question Answer

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.

World Series Home Field Advantage

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What was the first year that the MLB All-Star game decided which league gets home field advantage in the World Series?

Trivia Question Answer

2003 was the first year that the league who won the All-Star game earned home-field advantage in the World Series.

9 Pitches, 9 Strikes, Side Retired in AL and NL

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To throw 9 pitches, 9 strikes, to retire the side does not happen very often in the major leagues. The feat has, to date (2016), been accomplished 81 times by 77 pitchers. Only 4 pitchers have done this twice. Only one pitcher, Sandy Koufax, has done it three times.

Only one pitcher has thrown 9 pitches and 9 strikes to retire a side once in the AL and once in the NL. Name that pitcher.

Trivia Question Answer

On April 14, 1968 Nolan Ryan, pitching for the New York Mets, retired the Houston Astros in the 3rd inning with 9 straight strikes. On July 9, 1972 he repeated this feat by retiring the Boston Red Sox with 9 strikes in the 2nd inning while pitching for the California Angels.

Touchdown Worth 6 Points

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What was the first season that a touchdown was worth 6 points?

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From 1892 to 1898, a touchdown was worth 4 points. From 1898 to 1911, a touchdown was worth 5 points. Starting with the 1912 season, a touchdown was worth 6 points.

NFL’s First Night Game

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When was the NFL’s first night game played?

Trivia Question Answer

The first night game in NFL history was played on November 6, 1929 between the Providence Steam Rollers and the Chicago Cardinals. It was a makeup for a rained out game and was played at Kinsley Park Stadium in Providence, Rhode Island.

Tiger Woods 1st PGA Championship

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When and where did Tiger Woods win his first PGA Championship?

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Tiger Woods won his first PGA Championship at the Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 in Medinah, IL in 1999 with an 11 under par 277.

No Hitter & 2 Home Runs

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Who was the first major league pitcher to hit two home runs in the same game while throwing a no-hitter?

Trivia Question Answer

On June 23, 1971, Rick Wise of the Philadelphia Phillies no hit the Cincinnati Reds while hitting two home runs (a 2 run shot in the 5th and a solo shot in the 8th). Wise accounted for 3 of the Phillies 4 runs as the Phillies blanked the Reds 4-0 on his 9 inning, no hit, 1 walk, 3 strikeout performance.