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Obscure sports trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Drafting of @Liut , before the Seals and Scouts, name the last NHL team to relocate before 1976? (Not counting the Seals’s various NoCal name and arena changes).
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  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I think it was the Ottawa Senators in 1933 which moved to St.Louis in 1934 and became the Eagles for a season before being deactivated due to the Depression.

    I remember reading somewhere that either the Senators/Eagles franchise, or the Montreal Maroons remained on the books as a franchise until after WWII because there was hope that an investor would come forward and re-activate the franchise.

    The NY Americans became the Brooklyn Americans for a season before folding, but I don’t think they were able to find a place in Brooklyn so they remained as the second-class tenants at MSG.
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  3. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    correct with the Senators becoming the Eagles, and the later half-hearted last Americans seasons in Brooklyn.
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  4. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Before Ohtani tonight, who is the last American League pitcher to hit a home run in the first inning of a game?
  5. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Well-Known Member

    babe ruth?
  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Tony Cloninger in 1966.

    It was the first of his two grand slams in the game.

    Edit: DAMMIT just noticed you said AL!
  8. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Like Cloninger, this pitcher did hit a grand slam, but not in the game where he homered in the first inning.
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Ken Brett?
  10. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    A good guess, but no. This pitcher's grand slam was in the World Series.
  11. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Then it has to be Dave McNally, the pride and joy of Billings, Mont.
  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Dave McNally?
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