First Professional Football President

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Who was the first president of professional football?

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Jim Thorpe was named the first president of the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1920. The APFA was renamed the NFL in 1922.

Ram-Falcon Trophy

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In college football, what is the Ram-Falcon Trophy?

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The Ram-Falcon Trophy goes to the winner of the annual Air Force – Colorado football game. The trophy was first awarded on November 30, 1957 to Colorado who defeated Air Force 20 to 7.

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?

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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?

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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.

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.