First World Series Home Run

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Who hit the first World Series home run?

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In the seventh inning of World Series Game 1 Jimmy Sebring of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit a solo home run to extend the Pirates lead to 7-0 over the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox). This was the first home run in World Series history. The pirates won that game 7-3 but went on to lose that first World Series 5 games to 3.

Most Goals in a Season for an NHL Rookie

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Who holds the NHL record for the most goals scored in a season by a rookie?

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Teemu Selanne played 84 games in his rookie season with the Winnipeg Jets (formerly the Phoenix Coyotes and now the Arizona Coyotes) in the 1992/1993 season. He set the NHL record for goals scored in a season by a rookie with 76 goals that season. Interestingly, he never came close to that goal total since only getting as high as 52 goals in the 1997/1998 season.

Chicago Cubs Opponent in the 1908 World Series

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Who did the Chicago Cubs play in the 1908  World Series?

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The Chicago Cubs played the Detroit Tigers in the 1908 World Series.  The Series was a rematch of the 1907 World Series which was won by Chicago four games to none. The Cubs also won the 1908 World Series besting the Tigers four games to one.

Cleveland’s Opponent in the 1948 World Series

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Who did the Cleveland Indians play in the 1948  World Series?

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The Cleveland Indians played the Boston Braves in the 1948 World Series.  The Indians reached the Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a one-game playoff. Cleveland won the 1948 World Series four games to two.

Bayou Bucket Classic

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What is the Bayou Bucket Classic?

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The Bayou Bucket Classic is the name given to the annual college football game between the Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls. The game was first played on September 11, 1971.

Length of NFL Season

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What was the original length of the NFL season?

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At its founding as the American Professional Football Association in 1920, the NFL did not have a set schedule. The season length varied from 11 to 15 games depending on the number of teams in the league. It was not until 1947 that the league adopted a set schedule. Since then, the set schedule for the NFL has been as follows:

  • 1947-1960: 12 Games
  • 1961-1977: 14 Games
  • 1978-present: 16 games *

* Because of strikes, the 1982 season was 9 games, and the 1987 season was 15 games.

NFL’s Worst Shutout

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What was the worst shut out in NFL history?

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On December 8, 1940, the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73-0 for the NFL’s worst shutout. To add insult to injury, the drubbing came in the NFL Championship Game.

1st for MVP in American and National Leagues

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Who was the first major league baseball player to earn the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in both the American League and the National League?

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Frank Robinson was the first major league baseball player to earn the MVP award in both leagues. He won the National League MVP award in 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds and the American League MVP in 1966 with Baltimore Orioles.

Yaz 400th Home Run

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Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski ended up with 452 home runs in his Hall of Fame career. Who did he hit his 400th home run off of?

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On July 24, 1979, Carl Yastrzemski hit his 400th home run off Mike Morgan of the Oakland Athletics. Boston won that game 7 to 3 and Yaz went 2 for 3 at the plate.

Manager for ’69 World Series Champ Mets

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Who managed the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets?

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Gil Hodges was the manager of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets. Gil played most of his career with the New York/LA Dodgers (1943, 1947–1961) but finished his playing career with the Mets (1962–1963). As a manager he managed the Washington Senators from 1963 to 1967, and the New York Mets from 1968 to 1971.