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Center Field - Willie batted right and threw right. He earned many of his records while playing for the Giants.What position did legendary ball player Willie Mays play?

a. Shortstop
b. Catcher
c. Right field
d. Center Field

Polo Grounds - Located in New York, the stadium closed down in 1963. Which baseball stadium played host to the boxing title fight between Billy Conn and Joe Louis?

a. Dodger Stadium
b. Turner Park
c. Polo Grounds
d. Fenway Park

Finland - The games, which were to be held in Helsinki, were cancelled due to WWII.Which country had been scheduled to hold the Olympics in 1940?

a. Spain
b. Italy
c. Japan
d. Finland

Jockey - Shoemaker was an American jockey, who stood only four feet eleven inches tall. His first professional race occurred in 1949. What was William Lee Shoemaker's claim to fame?

a. Baseball player
b. Jockey
c. Skier
d. Boxer

Ben Hogan - Ben was also went by The Hawk and Bantam Ben.Which golfing great was nicknamed The Wee Iceman?

a. Gene Sarazen
b. Jack Nicklaus
c. Gene Player
d. Ben Hogan

Bob Richards - Bob, who was also called the Pole Vaulting Parson, won two Olympic gold medals.Who was known as the Vaulting Vicar?

a. Jeff Hartwig
b. Tim Lobinger
c. Danny Ecker
d. Bob Richards

Tennis - The Davis Cup tournament began in 1900. Initially it was a contest between Great Britain and the United States.Which sport awards the Davis Cup?

a. Baseball
b. Bowling
c. Tennis
d. Soccer

Equestrian - The equestrian events had to be held in Stockholm due to Australian regulations regarding quarantine of animals. The Olympic Summer games in 1956 were held in Australia. However, one event took place in Sweden. Which event?

a. Sailing
b. Equestrian
c. Wresting
d. Rowing

Dentist - Cary received his DDS degree in 1944. During WWII, he served in the United States Dental Corps.When not on the golf course, what was the occupation of Cary Middlecoff?

a. Journalist
b. Actor
c. Dentist
d. Painter

Horseback riding accident - Her right leg was crushed in the fall. Although, Maureen was only 19 at the time, she already had three wins at Wimbledon. The career of tennis great Maureen Connolly was cut short by what event?

a. Car accident
b. Boating accident
c. Horseback riding accident
d. Skiing accident

Gordie Howe - This record stands at 1, 767. Mark Messier holds the record for most games played including playoffs at 1,992.Who as of 2013 holds the record for the most games played in the NHL, not including playoffs?

a. Jaromir Jagr
b. Gordie Howe
c. Chris Chelios
d. Mark Messier

Stanley Matthews - Stanley was a British Soccer player. He is the only player to have been knighted while still actively playing.Who was referred to as The Wizard of the Dribble?

a. Johnny Giles
b. Earvin Johnson
c. Kobe Bryant
d. Stanley Matthews

Im Dong-Hyun - Dong-Hyun scored a 699 in the men's individual. He represented South Korea. Who set an archery world record at the 2012 Olympic Games?

a. Brady Nelson
b. Denis Gankin
c. Im Dong-Hyun
d. Xing Yu

Affirmed - Affirmed won the honor in 1978. He was ridden by Steve Cauthen. Who, as of 2013, was the last horse to achieve the Triple Crown?

a. Big Brown
b. Assault
c. War Emblem
d. Affirmed

Jamaica - Usain has won two Olympic gold medals for his country.Which nation claims the famous sprinter Usain Bolt?

a. Jamaica
b. Brazil
c. South Africa
d. America

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