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The Sports Page: October 2014

10/1: Who won the 2013 World Baseball Classic?

Answer:

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/2: Who touched the most bases in a nine-inning MLB game?

Answer:

Shawn Green

Shawn Green touched 19 based through 4 home runs, a double, and a single.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/3: Who has made the most hits in an extra-inning MLB game?

Answer:

Johnny Burnett

Johnny Burnett made 9 hits in one extra-inning game.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/6: Why was Derek Jeter nicknamed Mr. November?

Answer:

A game-winning hit on November 1

During Game 4 of the 2001 World Series against the Diamondbacks, the score was tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Immediately after the clock struck midnight on November 1st, Jeter hit the first game-ending home run of his career.

This trivia found at http://games.espn.go.com/trivia/en/

 

 

10/7: Which season did Jeter win Rookie of the Year honors?

Answer:

1996

Jeter played in 13 games during the 1995 season but was still eligible for the Rookie of the Year Award in 1996, his first full season in the majors.

This trivia found at http://games.espn.go.com/trivia/en/

 

 

10/8: Who did Derek Jeter surpass in 2009 to become the Yankees' all-time leader in hits?

Answer:

Lou Gehrig

Jeter passed Lou Gehrig to become the Yankees' all-time hits leader with 535 hits.

This trivia found at http://games.espn.go.com/trivia/en/

 

 

10/9: In what year did Derek Jeter have a .371 average against 0-2 pitches?

Answer:

1999

Jeter had an underrated year in 1999.

This trivia found at www.sportsonearth.com/

 

 

10/10: What is the name of Derek Jeter's charity?

Answer:

Turn 2 Foundation

The foundation's mission statement is to keep kids away from drugs and alcohol, to promote healthy living, and to reward academic achievement.

This trivia found at the MLB

 

 

10/13: Who had the most games with 4+ touchdowns in an NFL career?

Answer:

Jim Brown

Brown had six games with four or more touchdowns in his career.

This trivia found at <a href=”http://www.wikipedia.com/”>www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/14: Who has made the most extra point kicks in an NFL season?

Answer:

Matt Prater

Prater kicked for 75 points in the 2013 season.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/15: Who led the NFL in field goals for the most seasons?

Answer:

Lou Groza

Groza led the league in five separate seasons.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/16: Who threw for the most season passing yards as an NFL rookie?

Answer:

Andrew Luck

Luck threw for 4374 yards in the 2012 season.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/17: What was the furthest punt ever made in the NFL?

Answer:

98 yards

Steve O'Neal made the punt in 1969.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/20: Who holds the NFL record for most fumbles returned for a touchdown?

Answer:

Jason Taylor

Taylor returned 6 fumbles for touchdowns in his NFL career.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/21: Who has recovered the most of their own NFL fumbles?

Answer:

Warren Moon

Moon recovered 56 of his own fumbles during his career.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/22: Who has fumbled the most in one NFL game?

Answer:

Len Dawson

Dawson fumbled seven times in one game in 1964.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/23: What is the record for most fumbles in an NFL season?

Answer:

23

Kerry Collins and Daunte Culpepper share the spectacular record.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/24: What is the longest fumble return in the NFL?

Answer:

104 yards

Jack Tatum and Aeneas Williams both ran 104 yards for a fumble return.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/27: Which NFL player amputated his finger so he could keep playing?

Answer:

Ronnie Lott

Lott had his pinkie amputated in 1985 after part of it was severed in a game, so that he wouldn't miss the rest of the season allowing it to heal.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/28: Which Super Bowl MVP went temporarily blind during the game?

Answer:

Terrell Davis

Davis was knocked out by a kick to the head, causing him to temporarily lose his vision. He came back to play the second half. No big deal.

This trivia found at www.cracked.com

 

 

10/29: Who tore three separate ligaments during the 2003 Fiesta Bowl?

Answer:

Willis McGahee

McGahee tore his MCL, PCL, and ACL, but he recovered and went on to have an NFL career anyway.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/30: Which soccer player died on the field while playing but then revived?

Answer:

Anthony Van Loo

Van Loo had a preexisting heart condition that struck on the field. Luckily, he had already been outfitted with a defibrillator, which saved his life.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

10/31: Which NHL player's jugular came into accidental contact with the blade of an ice skate?

Answer:

Clint Malarchuk's jugular

As a result of this horrific injury, 11 fans fainted, two people had heart attacks, and three players vomited on the ice… Happy Halloween!

This trivia found at http://sports.espn.go.com/

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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