The Newport Bermuda Race

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What is the Newport Bermuda Race?

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The Newport Bermuda Race, also frequently referred to as the Bermuda Race, is a biennial sailing yacht race. It is held every other year on even number years and covers a 635 nautical miles (1175 km) course from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda. It was first held in 1906.

First Rugby World Cup

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When was the firs Rugby World Cup held?

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The Rugby World Cup is held every four years. The first Rugby World Cup was held in 1987 and was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Governor’s Victory Bell

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What is the Governor’s Victory Bell?

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The Governor’s Victory Bell is awarded to the winner of the college football game between rivalsĀ  the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Penn State Nittany Lions. The Governor’s Victory Bell was first presented when Penn State entered the Big Ten Conference and had their first league game against Minnesota – a game they won. The rivalry is now held four times every ten years.

Houston Astros First Game

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When did baseball’s Houston Astros play their first game?

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The Houston Astros entered Major League Baseball in the National League as the Houston Colt .45s. They played their first game on April 10, 1962, against theĀ Chicago Cubs – a game they won. They changed their name to the Astros in 1965. The Astros moved to the American League for the 2013 season.

Youngest NBA Franchise

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As of October, 2017, what is the youngest NBA franchise?

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The Charlotte Bobcats, who joined the NBA in 2004, are the youngest NBA team. They are followed by the Toronto Raptors (1995) and the Memphis Grizzlies (1995).

Score of First World Series Game

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The first World Series Game ever played was played on Thursday, October 1, 1903, at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston, Massachusetts between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox). What was the final score of that first World Series game?

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Pittsburgh won the first World Series game 7 to 3 over the Boston Americans in nine innings. Boston would go on to win that first World Series 5 games to 3.

Year Babe Ruth’s Number Retired by Yankees

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In what year was Babe Ruth’s number retired by the New York Yankees?

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The Yankees retired Babe Ruth’s number in 1948. 1948 is also the year that babe Ruth died of throat cancer.

Last Pitcher with 30 Complete Games

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Who was the last major league pitcher to have 30 or more complete games in a season?

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In 1975, Catfish Hunter had 30 complete games while pitching for the New York Yankees en route to a 23-14 season.

Consecutive No-Hitters

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Who is the only major league baseball player to pitch back-to-back no-hitters?

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Little known pitcher Johnny Vander Meer of Cincinnati pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Bees (who went on to become the Braves) on June 11, 1938 (Reds 3 – Bees 0). He did it again in his next outing on June 15, 1938 against Brooklyn (Reds 6 – Dodgers 0). The 2 wins were part of a 9-game win streak for Meer. 1938 was Meer’s first full year in the majors. He went on to an unremarkable 119-121 career record in the big leagues.