Tag Archives: Hall of Fame

Gordie Howe Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

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When was hockey great Gordie Howe inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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Gordon “Gordie” Howe, “Mr. Hockey“, who played most of his professional career with the Detroit Red Wings, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

Boxing Hall of Fame

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Where is the Boxing Hall of Fame located?

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The International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) is located in in Canastota, New York. It is within driving distance of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta.

George Foreman’s First Heavyweight Title

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When did George Foreman first win the Heavyweight Boxing Championship and who did he defeat?

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On January 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica, George Foreman beat Joe Frazier by TKO in the second round of their heavyweight championship fight to win his first title.

Black Athletes in Halls of Fame

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When and who was the first black athlete inducted into the Hall of Fame for each of the major North American Sports (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey)?

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The first black athletes inducted into the baseball, basketball, football, and hockey hall of fame were:

First Class in Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Name the players inducted in the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Oldest North American Sports Hall of Fame

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Of the major North American Sports (baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer), which sport has the oldest hall of fame?

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The halls of fame from the oldest to the newest are:

  • 1939 – The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1957 – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was established in 1957. The hall of fame building actually opened in 1968 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • 1961 – The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
  • 1999 – The National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York (which is very close to Cooperstown, the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame).

 

Basketball Hall of Fame as a Player and a Coach

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Only three individuals are enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. Name those three individuals.

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The three people in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and a coach are:

  • Bill Sharman – Enshrined as a player in 1976. Enshrined as a coach in 2004.
  • Lenny Wilkens – Enshrined as a player in 1989. Enshrined as a coach in 1998.
  • John Wooden – Enshrined as a player in 1960. Enshrined as a coach in 1973.