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Bill Bradley - He set a Final Four record with 58 points in a 118-82 rout of Wichita State. Which future American senator scored an NCAA-record 58 points for Princeton in a 1965 game against Wichita State?

Don Larsen - It was the only post-season no-hitter until Doc Halladay threw one in 2010.On October 8, 1956, who became the first person to pitch a perfect game during the World Series, doing so on the very day his wife filed for divorce?

Alan Shepard - If it ended up in the Sea of Tranquillity, maybe that was a water trap.Who used a Spalding 6-iron to hit a golf ball an estimated half mile in 1971?

Bob Beamon - Nevertheless, that being said, he never again came within 15 inches of that mark.At the Mexico City Olympics, who long-jumped 8.9 m, breaking the old record by a whopping 55 cm and setting a new mark that lasted until 1991?

Wilt Chamberlain - The book was called Who scored a record 31,419 points, and in 1991 he claimed another record of sorts … scoring with more than 20,000 women?

Javelin - The javelin must at minimum be 260 cm long (about eight and a half feet).Used in men's Olympic field events, which of these is the lightest, at a mere 800 grams (28 ounces)?

Washington Senators - There was also a Washington Senators team in the National League from 1892-99.There were two iterations of this team in the AL - one became the Minnesota Twins, the other became the Texas Rangers. What team is this?

So nobody would think they were Commies - The team was originally called the Red Stockings.Why did the Cincinnati Reds become the Redlegs from 1953 to 1959?

He was high on LSD - Also called Dock Ellis, he'd woken up from a bender, confused about the day of the week, and took three tabs of acid for breakfast.What was so odd about the no-hitter that Doc Ellis threw for the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 12, 1970?

Their wives - They not only swapped wives, but lives.Usually, it's the baseball players who are traded. But in 1973, what did two Yankees, Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson, trade … for keeps?

Equatorial Guinea - He was a wild-card athlete, allowed to compete so that small countries could be at the Olympics.At the 2000 Olympics, Eric "the Eel" Moussambani nearly drowned trying to swim the 100-m freestyle. What country did he represent?

New Zealand - Champion won the 4x200m freestyle relay, as part of a combined team with Australia.Swimmer Malcolm Champion was what country's first Olympic champion, and its only one until swimmer Danyon Loader won two golds in 1996?

Refusing to move to the back of a bus - While at Pasadena Junior College, he was arrested for arguing with a racist cop who had arrested one of his friends.During World War II, why was Jackie Robinson arrested by military police at Ford Hood, Texas?

Imperial bodyguard for Haile Selassie - He won in 1960 and 1969, but he had to drop out of the Mexico City marathon and the next year he was in a car accident that left him paralyzed.Before winning two Olympic marathons, what did Abebe Bikila do for a living?

United States - The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924.Which country hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002?

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