Spring Training Home of the Tampa Bay Rays

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As of spring 2015, what is the spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays?

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The Tampa Bay Rays play their spring training games at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. Port Charlotte is only an hour and forty minutes south of Tampa.

Most Points in an NBA Game

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Who holds the record for the most points scored in an NBA game?

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In a 1962 game between the Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors) and New York, Wilt Chamberlain (of Philadelphia) scored 100 points to set the record for the most points scored in an NBA game that still stands to this day. The number two position for most points goes to Kobe Bryant (81).  Positions 3 (78), 4 (73), and 5 (73) are also held by Wilt Chamberlain.

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

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What is the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy?

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The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, previously simply called the Lady Byng Trophy, is a hockey trophy awarded to the “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability”. It was first awarded to Frank Nighbor of the Ottawa Senators for the 1924/25 season.

First NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions

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What schools won the first NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championships?

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  • The first NCAA Division I men’s basketball national champion was Oregon in 1939.
  • The first NCAA Division II men’s basketball national champion was Wheaton (Ill.) in 1957.
  • The first NCAA Division III men’s basketball national champion was LeMoyne-Owen in 1975.

First NCAA Women’s Basketball Champions

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What schools won the first NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships?

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  • The first NCAA Division I women’s basketball national champion was Louisiana Tech in 1982.
  • The first NCAA Division II women’s basketball national champion was Cal Poly Pomona in 1982.
  • The first NCAA Division III women’s basketball national champion was Elizabethtown in 1982.

First Female to Play in an MLB Spring Training Game

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Who was the first female to appear as a player for a MLB team in a spring training game?

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On March 20, 1934, Mildred (Babe) Didrikson-Zaharias, the noted multi-sport female athlete, pitched the first inning for the Philadelphia Athletics in a spring training exhibition game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, giving up one walk but no hits. Two days later she pitched one inning for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Boston Red Sox. In addition to her baseball exploits, she was a 1932 Olympic Games track & field star, as well as an expert basketball player, golfer, hurdler, high jumper, swimmer, javelin thrower, football halfback, billiardist, weight lifter, fencer, boxer, wrestler, and dancer.

First MLB Teams to Do Spring Training in Florida

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What were the first major league baseball teams to do their spring training in Florida?

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In 1913, two teams, the Chicago Cubs in Tampa and the Cleveland Indians in Pensacola, were the first to do their spring training in Florida.

First Spring Training Home of the…

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What was the first Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, the New York Yankees, and the St. Louis Cardinals?

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  • Boston Red Sox – The Boston Red Sox first Spring Training home was Charlottesville, VA in 1901.
  • Chicago Cubs – The Chicago Cubs first Spring Training home was Champaign, IL in 1901.
  • New York Yankees – The New York Yankees first Spring Training home was Baltimore, MD in 1901.
  • St. Louis Cardinals – The St. Louis Cardinals first Spring Training home was St. Louis, MO in 1901.

Pinch Hit for Ted Williams

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Who was the only player to pinch hit for baseball great Ted Williams?

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On September 20, 1960 Ted Williams fouled a pitch off of his foot sending him to the clubhouse. Pinch hitting for him that day, the only time anyone pinch hit for Ted Williams, was outfielder Carroll Hardy. Hardy hit into a double play.

First U.S. Team to Win the Stanley Cup

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What was the first U.S. NHL hockey team to win the Stanley Cup?

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The New York Rangers, only one year after their founding, became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup when they won it for the 1927/1928 season by defeating the Montreal Maroons 3 to 2. The Boston Bruins became the second U.S. team to win the cup when they defeated the Rangers the following year.