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Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," as a head coach John Wooden won ten national championships in a 12-year period, including seven in a row. In which sport?
Basketball - Wooden died on June 4, 2010 at the age of 99.
Which of the following NFL teams have never made an appearance at the Superbowl?
a. Indianapolis Colts
b. Philadelphia Eagles
c. San Diego Chargers
d. Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns - The Cleveland Browns were established in 1945 by Arthur McBride.
Receiving three Cy Young Awards and four Gold Gloves during his career, which baseball pitcher currently holds the Baltimore Oriole's record with 268 career victories?
a. Dave McNally
b. Mike Cuellar
c. Jim Palmer
d. Brooks Robinson
Jim Palmer - Jim Palmer was appointed to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
What Olympic medal did former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson win at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics?
a. Silver Medal - Middleweight Boxing
c. Gold Medal - Middleweight Boxing
d. Bronze Medal - Middleweight Boxing
Gold Medal - Middleweight Boxing - He was just 17 years of age at the time.
Who was the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500?
a. Lella Lombardi
b. Louise Smith
c. Sara Christian
d. Janet Guthrie
Janet Guthrie - She was also the first woman to participate in the Daytona 500.
Widely thought of as the most adept professional golfer of all time, what pro-golfer is known by the nickname "The Golden Bear"?
a. Tom Watson
b. Jack Nicklaus
c. Arnold Palmer
d. Tiger Woods
Jack Nicklaus - Jack has won 18 career major championships during his career.
Who was the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four times?
a. Dan Gurney
b. A.J. Foyt
c. Al Unser
d. Bobby Unser
A.J. Foyt - With 67 wins, Foyt currently holds the all-time American championship racing career wins record.
Former Montreal Canadians goaltender Jacques Plante introduced what piece of equipment to the NHL?
a. Goalie's Wide Stick
b. Goalie's Throat Protector
c. Goalie's Catching Glove
d. Goalie's Face Mask
Goalie's Face Mask - Jacques' jersey #1 was retired by the Montreal Canadiens in 1995.
The terms "drivers" and "irons" are used in which of the following sports?
b. Horse racing
Horse racing - The terms are also used in golf.
How high is a basketball hoop rim above the playing floor?
a. 12 Feet
b. 11 Feet
c. 10 Feet
d. 8 Feet
10 Feet - The bottom of the hoop backboard is 9 feet 6 9/16 inches from the floor.
Who was the first defenseman to lead the NHL in scoring?
a. Ray Bourque
b. Denis Potvin
c. Paul Coffey
d. Bobby Orr
Bobby Orr - During his short career, Orr earned many awards including a Calder trophy and eight consecutive Norris trophies.
Who is the only player in MLB history with more than 1,000 stolen bases?
a. Ty Cobb
b. Rickey Henderson
c. Billy Hamilton
d. Lou Brock
Rickey Henderson - Nicknamed "The Man of Steal", Rickey played for nine MLB teams during his career.
The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing is a series of three Thoroughbred horse races consisting of the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and which other event?
a. Marshua's River Stakes
b. Monrovia Stakes
c. Gulfstream Stakes
d. Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby - A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown.
Which NFL team won the very first Superbowl?
a. Dallas Cowboys
b. New York Giants
c. Pittsburgh Steelers
d. Greenbay Packers
Greenbay Packers - Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the Packers have won more championships than any other team in the NFL at 13.
Which American swimmer won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics?
a. Mark Spitz
b. Michael Phelps
c. John Kinsella
d. Eric Namesnik
Mark Spitz - Between the years 1968 and 1972, Mark won nine Olympic golds plus a silver and a bronze.
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