Has Spain ever won the Soccer World Cup?
Trivia Question Answer
Spain won their first World Cup championship in 2010. Prior to that the best World Cup Soccer finish for Spain was fourth place in the 1950 World Cup.
Who is the major league pitcher with the most wins in a season?
Charles Gardner Radbourn (“Old Hoss”) won 59 games in 1884 while playing for the Providence Grays. That year he won the National League’s pitching Triple Crown with a 1.38 earned run average, 59 wins and 441 strikeouts.
What MLB pitcher holds the record for most complete-games pitched in a season without recording a shutout?
Luis Tiant set the record in 1973 as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox when he recorded a total of 23 complete games with no shutouts. Tiant won 20 games that year and finished with an ERA of 3.34.
What NFL player has won the Super Bowl most valuable player (MVP) award more than anyone else?
San Francisco 49er great Joe Montana was the Super Bowl MVP a record three times (1982, 1985, 1990). Three other players are tied in second place with two Super Bowl MVP awards. They are: Terry Bradshaw (1979, 1980), Tom Brady (2002, 2004), Eli Manning (2008, 2012) and Bart Starr (1967, 1968).
Who was the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in one season?
Joseph-Henri-Maurice “Rocket” Richard became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in one season (and also 50 goals in 50 games) when he did it for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1944-45 NHL season. Richard played for Montreal from 1942 to 1960, during which time his teams amassed a total of eight Stanley Cups. He also played in every National Hockey League All-Star Game from 1947 to 1959.
Who was the first basketball player to go directly from high school to play for a professional basketball team?
Moses Malone was drafted by the Utah Stars from Petersburg High School (Petersburg, VA) in the 1974 ABA (American Basketball Association) draft.
After two years of playing with the ABA, Moses Malone went on to a long career in the NBA playing for the Buffalo Braves (1976-77), Houston Rockets (1976-77 to 1981-82), Philadelphia’s 76ers (1982-83 to 1985-86 and 1993-94), Washington Bullets (1986-87 to 1987-88), Atlanta Hawks (1988-89 to 1990-91), Milwaukee Bucks (1991-92 to 1992-93), and San Antonio Spurs (1994-95).
Who was the on-deck batter when New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson hit his walk off home run off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca in the one-game playoff to win the 1951 National League pennant? What future Hall-of-Famer was born on the day Thomson hit this home run?
Willie Mays was the on-deck batter when Bobby Thomson hit his walk off home run – the “shot heard ’round the world”. Born that same day, October 3, 1951, was future hall of famer Dave Winfield.