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In 1989, Cuba's Javier Sotomayor was the first person to clear
eight feet in what sport?
a. Pole vault
b. Long jump
c. High jump
d. Hammer toss
Greg Maddux threw just 78 pitches in nine innings in 1997. But the
record is 58, hurled by Red Barret for the same team. Which team gave us both Barret and Maddux?
c. Red Sox
At first, I tried to correct the false story that Hitler refused to
shake my hand in 1936. Eventually, I gave up and even started using the anecdote in my motivational speeches.
Who am I?
a. Jesse Owens
b. Joe Louis
c. Babe Ruth
d. Red Grange
Wrongly credited with saying, "Winning isn't everything, it's the
only thing," this legendary Packers coach actually said, "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to is" and
explained, in his 1970 biography, "I sure as hell didn't mean for people to crush human values and morality."
Who was he?
a. Vince Lombardi
b. Mike Ditka
c. Knute Rockne
d. Tom Landry
At the 1912 Olympics, who reportedly replied, "Thanks, king," when
Sweden's Gustav V told him that he was "the greatest athlete in the world"?
a. Babe Ruth
b. Jim Thorpe
c. Babe Didrikson
d. Red Grange
He was nicknamed Red, and fans called him the Galloping Ghost. In
1925, he ignited national interest in the NFL when George Halas signed him to the Chicago Bears. Who was
a. Red Grange
b. Knute Rockne
c. George Gipp
d. Jim Thorpe
Which of these was not one of the names of Toronto's NHL team, but
was the name of Hamilton's briefly existing franchise?
b. St Pats
d. Maple Leafs
In 1904, what city's Olympics included "Anthropology Days", in
which "costumed members of the uncivilized tribes" competed in such demeaning events as mud throwing?
c. St Louis
What black pitcher was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in
1971, despite a losing record in Major League Baseball?
a. Satchel Paige
b. Rollie Fingers
c. Cy Young
d. Nap Lajoie
As of 2012, all of these events are part of the Commonwealth Games,
but which one is also part of the Olympics?
c. Lawn bowling
d. Rugby sevens
In 2010, Brooklyn Decker made the cover of Sports Illustrated,
thanks to its swimsuit issue, although what husband of hers didn't make the cover at all that year?
a. Lamar Odom
b. Tom Brady
c. Andy Roddick
d. Derek Jeter
Who broke Ivan Lendl's record and went on to be #1 ranked for a
record 286 weeks?
a. Rod Laver
b. Jimmy Connors
c. Pete Sampras
d. John McEnroe
Nolan Ryan only pitched in one World Series. For which team?
From 1900 to 1973, every winner of the Davis Cup was one of the
four countries that hosted a Grand Slam event. But in 1974, the pattern broke, when what country won by
default when India refused to play it for political reasons?
a. South Africa
c. Soviet Union
On April 13, 1984, Pete Rose made baseball history when he became
the first player since Ty Cobb to pound out 4000 hits. What team was he playing for at the time?
a. Montreal Expos
b. Philadelphia Phillies
c. Cincinnati Reds
d. New York Mets
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