Most Innings Pitched in World Series Game

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What Major League Baseball player has the most innings pitched in a single World Series game?

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A player better remembered for his hitting records than pitching records, Babe Ruth, has the most innings pitched in a single World Series game – 14 in game 2 of the 1916 World Series.

Balk Rule Introduced

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When was baseball’s much misunderstood balk rule first introduced?

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The balk rule was introduced into major league baseball’s rules in 1898. You can see the full definition in MLB’s official rules. It is covered in detail as rule 8.05, which is part of Official Rules: 8.00 The Pitcher.

Most Points by an Individual in an NBA Playoff Game

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What is the most points scored in an NBA playoff game by an individual player?

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In an April 20, 1986 playoff game against the Celtics in Boston, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored 63 points. The double overtime game ended as a 135 to 131 Celtics victory in spite of Jordan’s record setting effort.

Save Becomes Official MLB Statistic

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When did a save for a pitcher become an official Major League Baseball Statistic?

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For pitching, the save became an official major league statistic in 1969.

Player with Most Consecutive Years in NHL Playoffs

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What NHL player holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the NHL playoffs?

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Larry Robinson appeared in 20 consecutive NHL playoffs while playing with Montreal and Los Angeles from 1973 to 1992 to set the record for the most consecutive NHL playoff appearances.

Basketball Championships for Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team

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How many times has the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won the NCAA Division I basketball national championship?

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With their 2015 win over Notre Dame, the Connecticut women’s basketball team has won a total of ten NCAA Division I basketball national championships.

1st Five Home Run Opening Day for Boston Red Sox

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For opening day 2015 the Boston Red Sox had a five home run outing in their defeat of the Philadelphia Phillies 8 to 0. That was not the first time that the Red Sox opened the season with a five home run game. When was the first time that the Red Sox opened their season with five home runs?

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On opening day 1965 the Boston Red Sox had their first five home run opening day against the Washington Senators, a game they won 7 to 2.

MLB Opening Day No Hitter

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Who has thrown the only baseball opening day no hitter?

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On April 16, 1940, pitcher Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians threw an opening day no hitter against the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland won that game, a pitcher’s duel, 1 to 0. It was the first of three no hitters that Feller threw in his career and remains, to date, the only opening day no hitter.

First Integrated Spring Training Game

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Where did the first integrated spring training baseball game take place and in what year?

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On March 17, 1946, Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by playing in the first integrated spring training baseball game when the Montreal Royals, the farm team he played for, played a spring training game against their parent club, the Brooklyn Dodgers in Daytona Beach, FL. Since that time, the stadium where the game took place was named after Robinson and today a life-size statue of him has been placed at the stadium entrance.

2015 NCAA College Hockey Frozen 4 First Championships

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College hockey is down to the frozen four for the 2015 season. In the frozen four this year are Boston University, North Dakota, Omaha, and Providence. When were the first NCAA Division I Hockey National Championships for each of these schools?

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The first NCAA Division I Hockey National Championships for each of these schools are as follows:

  • Boston University: 1971
  • North Dakota: 1959
  • Omaha: Never
  • Wisconsin: 1973