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Hall of Fame Pitchers on Harlem Globetrotters

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Which two Baseball Hall-of-Fame baseball pitchers once played with the Harlem Globetrotters?

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Bob Gibson and Ferguson Jenkins were members of the Harlem Globetrotters at various stages of their careers. Gibson was part of the team as a young athlete before his baseball career blossomed. Jenkins played with the Globetrotters briefly after his MLB career was finished, largely as a promotional stunt.

Satchel Paige also appeared with the team performing in their famous baseball routine – although he never actually played with them. Lou Brock, the┬áSt. Louis Cardinals left fielder, also played with the Globetrotters.

First Ryder Cup

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When and where was golf’s first Ryder Cup played?

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The first Ryder cup was played between Great Britain and the United States in 1927. That match was held at the Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts. The United States won the first Ryder Cup by a score of 9 1/2 to 2 1/2.

Top Rated AFI Sports Movie

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The American Film Institute (AFI) publishes a list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time. What is the top ranked movie with a sports theme?

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1980’s Raging Bull about middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta staring Robert De Niro comes in on the AFI List of the 100 greatest American movies at number 24 to take top honors for sports movies.

Professional Sports Teams with the Same Name

Trivia Question: What teams in the four major North American sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) have the same name?

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There are six pairs of teams among the four major sports in North America (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) with the same name. They are:

  1. Cardinals: The St. Louis Cardinals (MLB) and the Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
  2. Giants: The San Francisco Giants (MLB) and the New York Giants (NFL)
  3. Kings: The Sacramento Kings (NBA) and the Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
  4. Panthers: The Carolina Panthers (NFL) and the Florida Panthers (NHL)
  5. Rangers: The Texas Rangers (MLB) and the New York Rangers (NHL)
  6. Jets: The New York Jets (NFL) and the Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

Youngest Player to Qualify for the US Women’s Open

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Who is the youngest golfer to qualify for the US Women’s Open?

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11 year old Lucy Li is the youngest golfer to qualify for the US Women’s Open when she qualified for the 2014 US Women’s Open. She surpasses Alexis Thompson who was 12 years, four months and 18 days when she qualified in June of 2007 for the US Women’s Open. Lexi had surpassed the record of Morgan Pressel, who was 12 years, 11 months and 21 days old when she qualified for the 2001 US Women’s Open.

Tiger Woods First PGA Victory

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What was Tiger Woods first PGA tour victory?

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Tiger Woods first victory on the PGA Tour was on October 6, 1996 in the Las Vegas Invitational. His victory was a 27 under par playoff victory over Davis Love III.

First Non-US Ryder Cup Hat Trick

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When was the first time that a team from other than the United States managed to win 3 Ryder Cups in a row?

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Since the first Ryder Cup in 1927, a team from other than the United States has won the Ryder Cup three times in a row only once. That occurred when Team Europe won the 2002, 2004, and 2006 Ryder Cup matches.

Europe could repeat this feat with a win in 2014 as they have won both the 2010 and 2012 matches.

PGA Championship Wins for Tiger Woods

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Going into the 2014 PGA Championship, how many times has Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship?

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As of the start of the 2014 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods has won the match four times in 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2007.

Original Name of the Australian Open

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What was the original name of the Australian Open?

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When it was first played in 1905, the Australian Open was known as the Australasian Championships. Its name changed to the Australian Championships in 1927, and changed to its current name, the Australian Open, in 1969.

Oldest of “Majors” Golf Tournaments

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What is the oldest of Golf’s major tournaments (Masters, Open Championship (British Open), PGA Championship, and U.S. Open)?

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Golf’s “Majors”, in order of oldest to youngest are:

  • 1860 – The Open Championship/British Open
  • 1895 – The U.S. Open
  • 1916 – The PGA Championship
  • 1934 – The Masters