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What position did legendary ball player Willie Mays play?
c. Right field
d. Center Field
Center Field - Willie batted right and threw right. He earned many of his records while playing for the
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
Polo Grounds - Located in New York, the stadium closed down in 1963.
Which country had been scheduled to hold the Olympics in 1940?
Finland - The games, which were to be held in Helsinki, were cancelled due to WWII.
What was William Lee Shoemaker's claim to fame?
a. Baseball player
Jockey - Shoemaker was an American jockey, who stood only four feet eleven inches tall. His first
professional race occurred in 1949.
Which golfing great was nicknamed The Wee Iceman?
a. Gene Sarazen
b. Jack Nicklaus
c. Gene Player
d. Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan - Ben was also went by The Hawk and Bantam Ben.
Who was known as the Vaulting Vicar?
a. Jeff Hartwig
b. Tim Lobinger
c. Danny Ecker
d. Bob Richards
Bob Richards - Bob, who was also called the Pole Vaulting Parson, won two Olympic gold medals.
Which sport awards the Davis Cup?
Tennis - The Davis Cup tournament began in 1900. Initially it was a contest between Great Britain and
the United States.
The Olympic Summer games in 1956 were held in Australia.
However, one event took place in Sweden. Which event?
Equestrian - The equestrian events had to be held in Stockholm due to Australian regulations regarding
quarantine of animals.
When not on the golf course, what was the occupation of Cary
Dentist - Cary received his DDS degree in 1944. During WWII, he served in the United States Dental
The career of tennis great Maureen Connolly was cut short by
a. Car accident
b. Boating accident
c. Horseback riding accident
d. Skiing accident
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.
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
Gordie Howe - This record stands at 1, 767. Mark Messier holds the record for most games played
including playoffs at 1,992.
Who was referred to as The Wizard of the Dribble?
a. Johnny Giles
b. Earvin Johnson
c. Kobe Bryant
d. Stanley Matthews
Stanley Matthews - Stanley was a British Soccer player. He is the only player to have been knighted
while still actively playing.
Who set an archery world record at the 2012 Olympic Games?
a. Brady Nelson
b. Denis Gankin
c. Im Dong-Hyun
d. Xing Yu
Im Dong-Hyun - Dong-Hyun scored a 699 in the men's individual. He represented South Korea.
Who, as of 2013, was the last horse to achieve the Triple
a. Big Brown
c. War Emblem
Affirmed - Affirmed won the honor in 1978. He was ridden by Steve Cauthen.
Which nation claims the famous sprinter Usain Bolt?
c. South Africa
Jamaica - Usain has won two Olympic gold medals for his country.
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