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.

Play for Three Professional Teams in the Same City

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Who is the only professional athlete to play for three teams in the same city?

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Picture of a BaseballGene Conley played 11 years of major league baseball, one with the Boston Braves (1952), and three with the Boston Red Sox (1961-1963). The rest of his baseball career was with the Milwaukee Braves (1954–1958) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1959–1960). Conley was a pitcher who amassed a 91-96 record. He was a four-time all-star (1954, 1955, 1959 (first game), 1959 (second game)) and a member of the 1957 World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves.

Picture of a BasketballConley’s third Boston team was with the Boston Celtics (1952–1953 and 1958–1961). He also played in for the Washington Tapers (ABA: 1961–1962), New York Knicks (NBA: 1962–1964) and the Hartford Capitols (Eastern Professional Basketball League: 1966–1968). While with the Celtics, Conley was a member three Celtics Championship teams (1959–1961).

First to Hit 2 Grand Slams in 1 Game

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Who was the first baseball player to hit two grand slams in 1 game?

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While playing for the New York Yankees, in a game against the Philadelphia Athletics on May 24, 1936, Tony Lazzeri hit 2 grand slams. Tony had 11 RBIs in that game.

Famous Baseball Quote – Don’t Save a Pitcher

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Who said – “You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.“?

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Leo Durocher said “You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.” while managing the New York Giants, who he managed from 1948 to 1955.

Most MLS Cup Losses

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What team has the most MLS Cup championship losses?

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The New England Revolution has the most MLS Cup losses with five (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014). The Revolution are 0 and 5 in MLS Championship games.