Famous Baseball Quote – “Don’t Look Back”

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Who said: “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

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The quote “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” is attributed to baseball great Satchel Paige. This, and other of Paige’s rules, first appeared in the June 13, 1953 issue of Colliers.

First Tour of California

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When was the first Tour of California held?

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The Tour of California is an annual cycling stage race held in May of every year. The race is on the UCI World Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour. The first Tour of California was held in 2006.

First Year for Each World Marathon Majors Race

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When was each of the individual World Marathon Majors marathon races first run?

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  • 1897 – Boston Marathon
  • 1970 – New York City Marathon
  • 1974 – Berlin Marathon
  • 1977 – Chicago Marathon
  • 1981 – London Marathon
  • 2007 – Tokyo Marathon

Most Consecutive British Open Victories

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Who holds the record for the most consecutive British Open victories?

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With four in a row from 1868 to 1872 (the tournament was not played in 1871), Young Tom Morris holds the record for the most consecutive British Open Victories. He is followed by three golfers who won three in a row:

  • Jamie Anderson, 1877-79
  • Bob Ferguson, 1880-82
  • Peter Thomson, 1954-56

First to Break 10 Seconds in 100 Metre Race

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Who was the first runner to break 10 seconds for a 100 metre race?

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Runner Jim Hines of the United States set a record of 9.9 seconds in a manually timed race on June 20, 1968 in Sacramento, California. At the Mexico City Olympics he recorded an electronically timed time of 9.95 seconds to win the gold medal. Because it was electronically timed, his 9.95 mark was considered faster than his manually timed 9.9. Jim Hines record of 9.95 seconds for the 100 metre race held a long time until it was broken by Calvin Smith of the United States who ran 100 metres in 9.93 seconds in 1983.

First Tour De France

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When was the first Tour de France held?

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The first Tour de France was held from July 1 to July 19, 1903. The first Tour had six stages over 2,428 km (1,509 miles), The modern Tour typically has 21 stages and is not more than 3,500 km (2,200 miles).

How to Calculate Slugging Percentage

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How is slugging percentage (SLG) calculated for professional baseball?

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At its most basic, slugging percentage is total bases divided by at bats. To be more specific:

SLG = (Singles + (2 x doubles) + (3 x triples) + (4 x home runs)) / At Bats. Walks are excluded from the calculation.

What is OPS?

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In baseball what does OPS stand for?

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OPS is the acronym for on-base plus slugging. It is a sabermetric baseball statistic that is the sum of a player’s on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). The formula is OPS = OBP + SLG. It is considered to be a good measure of a player’s offensive worth.

NBA Summer League Inaugural Season

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When was the NBA Summer League’s inaugural season?

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The current NBA  summer league consists of three separate leagues:

  • The Orlando Pro Summer League, whose inaugural season was 2001;
  • The Las Vegas Summer League, whose inaugural season was 2004; and
  • The Utah Jazz Summer League, whose inaugural season was 2015

First Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race

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When was the first Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race held?

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The Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race is a biennial (every other year) sailing race from Marblehead, MA to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The race is hosted by the Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. The race is a World Sailing (formerly ISAF) Category 2 event.

The first Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race was held in 1905.