Who was the first runner to run a mile in under four minutes?
Trivia Question Answer
On May 6, 1954 with a time of 3:59.4 Roger Bannister of the UK became the first runner to break the four-minute mile barrier.
What major league baseball player went by the nickname “The Big Unit“?
“The Big Unit” is none other than pitcher Randy Johnson (Randall David Johnson). Johnson played his 22 year career with six teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners). He is a 5-time Cy Young Award winner. Johnson retired from baseball in January of 2010.
Who said – “There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.”?
The 3 types of baseball players quote is attributed to Tommy Lasorda who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1976 to 1996.
What NHL hockey teams have come back down three games to zero in the Stanley Cup playoffs?
Four NHL teams have come back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They are:
How many people finished the first Boston Marathon in 1897?
15 people started the first Boston Marathon in 1897. Of that fifteen, ten finished the the race. The winner was John J. McDermott with a time of 2:55:10. That first race covered a distance of 25.4 miles and started from Metcalf’s Hill in Ashland, MA. The start of the Marathon was moved from Metcalf’s Hill to Hopkinton, MA in 1924 and at the same time the distance was extended to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard.
What major league baseball player went by the nickname “Human Vacuum Cleaner“?
Third baseman Brooks Robinson, who played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977), went by the nicknames “Human Vacuum Cleaner“. Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
Who was the first United States President to throw out the first ceremonial pitch on opening day?
On the first day of the 1910 season President William Howard Taft became the first President to throw the ceremonial first pitch of a new major league baseball season.