Posted by: anniewilson | August 26, 2008

Sport’s Quiz

As usual, the answers are in the comments:

1. Who is the only baseball player to hit 5 homeruns in one day?

2. Who is the only Olympian to win both the decathlon and the pentathlon in one Olympic Game?

3. What basketball player averaged triple doubles for his entire career?

4. What college basketball team won both the NCAA and NIT in the same year?

5. What athletes played themselves in the movies of their own lives?

6. What were Joe Di Maggio’s brother’s names?

7. Who won the first World Series?

8. Who won the first Super Bowl?

9. What is the exact distance between home plate and the pitcher’s mound?

10. What two baseball players have statues of themselves in the actual Hall of Fame? (Not the museum, just the Hall itself)

11. What man, born a woman, won a woman’s tennis tournament?

12. Who is the first baseball player to hit 3 homeruns in one World Series game? (In checking this question, I found that more than one man did this…so I changed it from ONLY to FIRST, I thought that Reggie Jackson was the only man to do it, but he wasn’t, as a matter of fact, one man did it twice. I am not even sure if there was only one to do it twice, so I couldn’t ask who that was. If anyone out there knows how many men did this, please let me know, also, I’d like to know if there was more than one man to do it twice.)

13. Who invented the game of basketball?

14. What was Lou Gehrig’s number?

15. Who is the oldest player to play in the National baseball league?

16. What golfer coined the term “caddy”?

17. What Chicago Bear running back was known as “The Galloping Ghost”?

18. What quarterback threw 70 completed passes in a single game?

19. Who was the “Athlete of the Decade” for the 1960’s?

20. Who set a NHL record, in 1976, for scoring 10 points in one game?

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Responses

  1. ANSWERS:

    1. Who is the only baseball player to hit 5 homeruns in one day?

    Stan Musial

    2. Who is the only Olympian to win both the decathlon and the pentathlon in one Olympic Game?

    Jim Thorpe

    3. What basketball player averaged triple doubles for his entire career?

    Oscar Robertson

    4. What college basketball team won both the NCAA and NIT in the same year?

    The City College of New York

    5. What athletes played themselves in the movies of their own lives?

    Bob Mathias and Jackie Robinson (Audy Murphy did this as well, although he was not an athelete.)

    6. What were Joe Di Maggio’s brother’s names?

    Vince (a great player himself) and Dominic

    7. Who won the first World Series?

    Boston

    8. Who won the first Super Bowl?

    Green Bay

    9. What is the exact distance between home plate and the pitcher’s mound?

    60 feet 6 inches

    10. What two baseball players have statues of themselves in the actual Hall of Fame? (Not the museum, just the Hall itself)

    Stan Musial and Babe Ruth

    11. What man, born a woman, won a woman’s tennis tournament?

    Renee Richardson

    12. Who was the first baseball player to hit 3 homeruns in one World Series game?

    Babe Ruth (Did it twice)

    13. Who invented the game of basketball?

    James Naismith

    14. What was Lou Gehrig’s number?

    4

    15. Who is the oldest player to play in the National baseball league?

    Satchel Paige

    16. What golfer coined the term “caddy”?

    Mary, Queen of Scots

    17. What Chicago Bear running back was known as “The Galloping Ghost”?

    Harold Grange

    18. What quarterback threw 70 completed passes in a single game?

    Drew Bledsoe

    19. Who was the “Athlete of the Decade” for the 1960’s?

    Arnold Palmer

    20. Who set a NHL record, in 1976, for scoring 10 points in one game?

    Darryl Sittler


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