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Thursday Trivia IX

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's time again. Play or don't. Google searches highly discouraged. We had a stumper last week (Cornell Green of the Dallas Cowboys). Shouldn't happen this week.

    Here we go:

    1. Who was the MVP of the 1998 Final Four?
    ANSWER: Jeff Sheppard, Kentucky.

    2. Who was the "one" in the only 7-for-1 trade in major-league baseball history?
    ANSWER: Got this answer via IM, which is also acceptable. Vida Blue, from Oakland to San Francisco on March 15, 1978, for Gary Alexander, Gary Thomasson, Dave Heaverlo, Alan Wirth, John Henry Johnson, Phil Huffman and Mario Guerrero. Thomasson finished the season as a defensive replacement in left field and was on the field when the Yankees won the series in Game 6 over the Dodgers.

    3. Who is the only major-league player to win the batting championship in his first two full years as a major-leaguer?
    ANSWER: Pedro "Tony" Oliva is correct, for the Minnesota Twins in 1964 and 1965.

    4. Who were the holder and the snapper on Tom Dempsey's NFL-record (at the time) 63-yard field goal?

    5. Who is the only Triple-Crown winner (horse racing) to sire a Triple-Crown winner?
    ANSWER: Gallant Fox (1930) is correct. He sired Omaha (1935).

    BONUS: According to the historian Steven Ambrose, who did Dwight Eisenhower credit for the Allies' victory in World War II?
  2. Is 3 Todd Helton?
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    4. The holder was Joe Scarpati. No idea who the snapper was.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    2 is Von Hayes I think
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    One-half of a correct answer. Scarpati was the holder. So far, no soup for anyone.
  6. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    1. Scott Padgett? (And it is the MOP, not MVP)

    Bonus -- Jim Thorpe for ending his football career?
  7. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    5. Affirmed?
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Affirmed is the last Triple Crown winner - in 1978. Haven't been once since so, uh, no?
  9. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    Chuck Norris?
  10. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    1 is Jeff Sheppard

    (and is 3 Jon Olerud??)
  11. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    maybe he was told to go fuck himself
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Naw. That woulda been in the news.
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