Boston Celtics First Championship

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When did the Boston Celtics win their first NBA championship?

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The Boston Celtics won their first NBA championship in 1957 defeating the St. Louis Hawks four games to three.

First Sub-Four Minute Mile

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Who was the first runner to run a mile in under four minutes?

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On May 6, 1954 with a time of 3:59.4 Roger Bannister of the UK became the first runner to break the four-minute mile barrier.

Famous Baseball Nickname – “The Big Unit”

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “The Big Unit“?

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The Big Unit” is none other than pitcher Randy Johnson (Randall David Johnson). Johnson played his 22 year career with six teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners). He is a 5-time Cy Young Award winner. Johnson retired from baseball in January of 2010.

Baseball Quote – 3 Types of Players

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Who said – “There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.”?

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The 3 types of baseball players quote is attributed to Tommy Lasorda who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1976 to 1996.

What NHL hockey teams have come back down 3 games to 0 in the playoffs?

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What NHL hockey teams have come back down three games to zero in the Stanley Cup playoffs?

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Four NHL teams have come back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They are:

  1. 1942: The Toronto Maple Leafs cam back down 3-0 to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals.
  2. 1975: The New York Islanders came back down 3-0 to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.
  3. 2010; The Philadelphia Flyers came back down 3-0 to defeat the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.
  4. 2014: The Los Angeles Kings came back down 3-0 to defeat the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Western First Round.

 

Participants in First Boston Marathon

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How many people finished the first Boston Marathon in 1897?

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15 people started the first Boston Marathon in 1897. Of that fifteen, ten finished the the race. The winner was John J. McDermott with a time of 2:55:10. That first race covered a distance of 25.4 miles and started from Metcalf’s Hill in Ashland, MA.  The start of the Marathon was moved from Metcalf’s Hill to Hopkinton, MA in 1924 and at the same time the distance was extended to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard.

Most Rebounds in an NBA Game

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Who holds the record for the most rebounds in a single NBA game?

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On November 24, 1960 then Philadelphia Warrior Wilt Chamberlain pulled down 55 rebounds in a game against the Boston Celtics to set the NBA record for the most rebounds in a single game.

Baseball Nickname – Human Vacuum Cleaner

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “Human Vacuum Cleaner“?

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Third baseman Brooks Robinson, who played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977), went by the nicknames “Human Vacuum Cleaner“. Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

First President to Throw Out Opening Day First Pitch

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Who was the first United States President to throw out the first ceremonial pitch on opening day?

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On the first day of the 1910 season President William Howard Taft became the first President to throw the ceremonial first pitch of a new major league baseball season.

Most NCAA D1 Basketball Championships

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What NCAA Division I basketball teams have the most national championships?

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NCAA D1 Men

  • UCLA: 11 – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
  • Kentucky: 8 – 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
  • North Carolina: 6 – 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017
  • Duke: 5 – 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015
  • Indiana: 5 – 1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987

NCAA D1 Women

  • Connecticut: 11 – 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Tennessee: 8 – 1987, 1989, 1991,1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008
  • Baylor: 2 – 2005, 2012
  • Louisiana Tech: 2 – 1982, 1988
  • Stanford: 2 1990, 1992
  • USC: 2 – 1983, 1984