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.

Five Strikeouts by a Pitcher in One Inning

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The MLB record for strikeouts by a pitcher in one inning is four. Several pitchers have done it. However, one pitcher once struck out five batters in an inning in a Spring Training game. Who did it and in what year?

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In a 1976 spring training game against the Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros knuckleballer Joe Niekro struck out the side. All five outs in the inning were strikeouts. A large factor in accomplishing the feat was the difficulty Astros catcher Cliff Johnson had catching the knuckleball. Johnson committed five passed balls during the inning including two on third strikes that allowed both batters to reach first safely.

Spring Training in Bermuda

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Which Major League team once held Spring Training in Bermuda?

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The New York Yankees trained in Hamilton, Bermuda in the spring of 1913. The year before (1912) they were in Atlanta. The year after (1914) they help spring training in Houston.

Spring Training in Cuba

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What Major League Baseball teams once held Spring Training in Cuba?

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The following teams held spring training in Cuba at some point in their history:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers – 1941-1942, 1947
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – 1953
  • San Francisco Giants – 1937 (as the New York Giants)

NBA Career 3-Point Field Goal Leader

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Who holds the NBA record for the most 3-pont field goals in a career?

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As of this point in the 2014/2015 NBA season, Ray Allen, currently a free agent, holds the record for the most 3-point field goals in a career with 2,973. He is followed by Reggie Miller (retired) with 2,560, and Jason Terry who is still playing with the Houston Rockets with 2,034.

Most Beanpot Titles in A Row

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What college hockey team has won the Beanpot Tournament the most times in a row?

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Boston’s annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament for bragging rights as the best college hockey team in Boston is played between BC, BU, Harvard, and Northeastern. To date, the school with the most consecutive Beanpot Hockey titles is BU with six in a row from 1995 through 2000.

First PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award

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Who won the first PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award?

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The PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award was first awarded in 1996 to golfer Gene Sarazen. Sarazen is is one of only five golfers to win all the current major championships in his career (the others are Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tiger Woods).

The PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award “honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the TOUR over an extended period of time through their actions on and off the course”.

Spring Training in the Dominican Republic

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What Major League Baseball teams once held Spring Training in the Dominican Republic?

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Only one team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, held spring training in the Dominican Republic. They did it in 1948 when they were the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Tennis Career Golden Slam

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In professional tennis, what is a Career Golden Slam?

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A Career Golden Slam is accomplished by any tennis player who during their career wins all of the grand slam tennis tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open) as well as winning an Olympic Gold Medal for tennis.

First Beanpot Hockey Champion

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The Beanpot Hockey Tournament is played in Boston every February. In it the men’s and women’s teams of BC, BU, Harvard, and Northeastern play for bragging rights as the best college hockey team in Boston. Who were the first Beanpot champions?

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The men’s Beanpot was first played in 1952. In that year Harvard was the first Beanpot champion defeating BU 4 to 2.

The women’s Beanpot was first played in 1979. In that year Northeastern was the first Beanpot champion defeating BC 3 to 1.