Sports Trivia

Most MLB Homers by a Rookie?

Chris Richcreek, December 2017
1. Who holds the major-league record for most home runs by a rookie shortstop?
2. In a 2016 game, each member of the Cleveland Indians starting infield hit a home run. The last time the Indians did that was 1941. Name two of the four infielders who did it then.
3. In the history of the Rams franchise, three running backs gained 1,000 or more yards in their rookie season. Name two of them.
4. Which Big 12 Conference rival ended the Kansas men’s basketball team’s 51-game winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse in 2017?
5. The first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs set a record for most overtime games in NHL history. How many?
6. The U.S. set a record for overall medal count at a non-boycotted Olympics with 121 at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In which Olympics did the U.S. set its previous best?
7. Who was the last men’s golfer to win back-to-back U.S. Opens?
8. Who was the last Boston Red Sox pitcher before Rick Porcello in 2016 to open a season 10-0 at Fenway Park?
9. In 1956, the home-run champion of each league faced each other in the World Series. Name them.
10. When was the last time before 2016 that the Atlantic Coast Conference had six ranked football teams in the Associated Press weekly poll?
11. The 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Finals featured two American-born head coaches. Name them.

Sports Trivia Answers
1. Nomar Garciaparra of the Boston Red Sox, with 30 in 1997.
2. Hal Trosky, Ray Mack, Lou Boudreau and Ken Keltner.
3. Eric Dickerson (1983), Jerome Bettis (1993) and Todd Gurley (2015).
4. Iowa State.
5. Eighteen overtime games.
6. The U.S. won 110 medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
7. Curtis Strange, in 1988-89.
8. Don Schwall had a 10-0 start at Fenway Park in 1961
. 9. Mickey Mantle (52 home runs for the New York Yankees) versus Duke Snider (43 home runs for Brooklyn).
10. It was 2006.
11. Peter Laviolette (Nashville Predators) and Mike Sullivan (Pittsburgh Penguins).


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