Monthly Archives: November 2016

First NBA Rookie of the Year

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Who was the NBA’s first rookie of the year?

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The NBA has been awarding Rookie of the Year honors since the 1952/1953 season. The first winner was Don Meineke of the Fort Wayne Pistons. The Fort Wayne Pistons were moved to Detroit in 1957 to become the Detroit Pistons.

Old Brass Spittoon

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Who receives the Old Brass Spittoon trophy?

Trivia Question Answer

The Old Brass Spittoon trophy is awarded to the winner Indiana–Michigan State college football game. The trophy was first awarded in 1922 – a game that Indiana won 14 to 6.

First NCAA Division II Football Championship

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The NCAA Division II has been crowning a football national champion since 1973. What school was that first champion?

Trivia Question Answer

The first football national champion for the NCAA Division II in 1973 was Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech. has not won the championship since.

First World Series MVP

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When was the first World Series MVP named and who was named MVP?

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The World Series MVP was first awarded in 1955. The winner of that first World Series MVP was Brooklyn Dodgers starting pitcher Johnny Podres. Podres notched two complete game wins in the 1955 World Series, one of which was a shutout. He gave up only two earned runs in 18 innings pitched and had 10 strikeouts. The Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in that 1955 World Series 4 games to 3.