3B, HR and RBI Same Season Leader

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Who is the only player in major league history to lead the league in triples, home runs and RBIs in the same year?

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Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox lead the league in triples (15), home runs (46), and RBIs (139) in 1978 becoming the only player to do so. That same year he also lead the league in extra-base hits, total bases, slugging percentage, and OPS (on-base + slugging).

When was the UFC founded?

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When was the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) founded?

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was founded in November of 1993.

First NCAA Lacrosse Championships

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What schools had the first NCAA lacrosse championships for both men and women across all NCAA divisions?

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The first NCAA lacrosse championships were as follows:

  • Men
    • NCAA Division I: 1971 – Cornell
    • NCAA Division II: 1974 – Towson
    • NCAA Division III: 1980 – Hobart
  • Women
    • NCAA Division I: 1982 – Massachusetts
    • NCAA Division II: 2001 – C.W. Post
    • NCAA Division III: 1985 – TCNJ

Grand Slam First Major League Pitch

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Two players have hit a grand slam on the first major league pitch they faced. Name those players.

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On the first pitch of his first major league at bat on September 2, 2006, Kevin Kouzmanoff of the Cleveland Indians hit at grand slam off Texas Rangers pitcher Edinson Volquez. While many players have hit a home run on the first pitch they faced, Kouzmanoff is one of only two major league players to hit a grand slam off of the first pitch he faced. The second person to hit a grand slam off of the fist pitch they saw in the major leagues was Red Sox rookie Daniel Nava who hit a grand slam on the first pitch he saw in his first major league at bat on June 12, 2010.

Career On-Base Percentage (OBP) Leader

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What major league player holds the record for the highest career on-base percentage (OBP)?

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With an OBP of .4817, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox (1939–1942, 1946–1960) holds the major league record for career on-base percentage.

First to Win NBA Championship 3 or More Times in a Row

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What NBA team was the first to win the NBA finals 3 or more years in a row?

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The Minneapolis Lakers (now the LA Lakers) were the first to win 3 or more NBA championships in a row. They did it in 1951/52, 1952/53, and 1953/54. Of course, the kings of winning multiple NBA championships in a row are the Boston Celtics. They won 8 in a row starting with the 1958/59 season and ending with the 1965/66 season.

Lowest Single Season WHIP

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WHIP stands for walks and hits per inning pitched. It is a simple calculation where the number of walks and hits given up by a pitcher are divided by the number of innings that they have pitched. It is a measure of a pitcher’s effectiveness at keeping runners off base. What major league pitcher holds the record for the lowest single season WHIP?

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In 2000 Pedro Martínez, who at the time was with the Boston Red Sox, set the record for the lowest single season WHIP with a WHIP of 0.7373 (128 hits and 32 walks over 217 innings).

What does WHIP stand for?

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In baseball, what does WHIP stand for?

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WHIP is a baseball statistic that stands for walks and hits per inning pitched. It is a measure of a pitcher’s ability to prevent batters from getting on base. WHIP is easy to calculate: WHIP = (walks given up + hits given up) / innings pitched, or (BB + H) / IP.

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What driver has the most career victories in NASCAR Cup Series competition?

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Richard Petty, with a combined total of 200 victories, has the most career victories in NASCAR Cup Series competition. These victories break down as:

  • Strictly Stock (1949), Grand National (1950-1970): 119
  • Winston Cup (1971-2003): 81