UConn Men’s Baketball Team First National Championship

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What was the first year that the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies won a Men’s Basketball National Championship?

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The UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball Team won their first National Championship in 1999 when they defeated Duke 77 to 74. Through the end of 2013 the Huskies have won 3 National Championships.

Fewest Points Scored by a Team in an NBA Playoff Game

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Since the advent of the 24 second clock in 1954, what is the fewest points scored by an NBA team in a playoff game?

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Since 1954, the fewest points scored by a team in an NBA playoff game was 54 scored by by Utah in a loss to Chicago on June 7, 1998.

MLB Duplicate Retired Numbers

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What are the only two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams to have the a retired number shared by more than one player?

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The Washington Nationals (formerly Montreal Expos) have retired jersey #10 in honor of both Rusty Staub and Andre Dawson. The New York Yankees have similarly retired jersey #8 to honor two Hall-of-Famers: Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey.

First Comeback Down 3-1 in the MLB NLCS

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In 1985, the Kansas City Royals were the first team in MLB history to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win an MLB Championship Series. What was the first National League Team to accomplish the same feat?

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In the 1996 NLCS the Atlanta Braves were down 3 to 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals and came back to win the NLCS. The Braves went on to lose the 1996 World Series to the New York Yankees 4 games to 2. 1996 was also manager Joe Torre’s first year with the Yankees.

Longest Period of Time America’s Cup Held Outside U.S

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The America’s Cup was first held in 1851 at the Isle of Wright. The New York Yacht Club won that starting an undefeated streak that lasted until 1987 when the Royal Perth Yacht Club won the Cup and took it to Australia. Since then, what is the longest period of time that the America’s Cup has been held outside of the United States?

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The America’s Cup came back to the U.S. in 1988 where it stayed until 2000. In 2000 the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won the Cup and took it to New Zealand. They successfully defended the cup in 2003 but lost it to Societe Nautique de Geneve in 2007 who took the Cup to Switzerland. They subsequently lost the cup to the Golden Gate Yacht Club in 2010 sending the Cup back to the United States. The period from 2000 – 2010 is the longest period of time that the America’s Cup has been held outside of the United States. Prior to that the longest period had been 1 year.

 

Only Massachusetts Governor to Run the Boston Marathon

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Who is the only Massachusetts Governor to run the Boston Marathon at some point in their life?

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Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis ran the Boston Marathon while a senior at Brookline High School in 1951. His finish time – a very respectable 3:31:00.

First Bowl Game Appearance by Notre Dame

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When did the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame make their first bowl game appearance?

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Notre Dame made their first bowel game appearance in the 1925 Rose Bowl against Stanford. The defeated Stanford 27 to 10 in that game.

NHL Team With the Most Wins in a Season

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What NHL team holds the record for the most wins in a season?

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The 1995/1996 Detroit Red Wings hold the NHL record for the most wins in a season with 62 wins.

BC First Hockey National Championship

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When did the Boston College Eagles win their first NCAA hockey championship?

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The Boston College Eagles won their first NCAA hockey championship in 1949 defeating Dartmouth by a score of 4 to 3.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler Wins Middleweight Title

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Who did Marvelous Marvin Hagler defeat to win boxing’s middleweight title?

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On September 27, 1980 Marvin Hagler beat English boxer Alan Minter in the 3rd round by a TKO to win boxing’s middleweight title, a title he held until his loss to Sugar Ray Leonard on April 5, 1987.