Q: Michael Jordan’s 63-point game against Boston in the 1986 playoffs was also the last NBA game played by this Hall of Famer, born on this date. Who is he?
A: George Gervin
Q: He holds the record for highest batting average in a 40-homer season. He was born on this date. Who is he?
A: Rogers Hornsby (.401 in 1922 with 42 home runs)
Q: Born on this date: Lee Roy Jordan, third on the list of consecutive starts by a linebacker. Who is first?
A: London Fletcher (215)
Q: Born on this date: Hall of Famer Jim Bottomley. One of two players to drive in 12 runs in a single game. Who is the other?
A: Mark Whiten (September 7, 1993)
Q: Who was the last player to steal home against the Royals?
A: Brett Lawrie (April 22, 2012)
Q: Born on this date: Warren Spahn. He had the most All-Star selections among pitchers (17). Who threw the most All-Star innings?
A: Don Drysdale (19.1)
Q: Marvin Lewis got an extension today. He’s one of two coaches to lose their first six post-season games. Who’s the other?
A: Jim Mora
Q: What pitcher has won the most games as a Minnesota Twin?
A: Jim Kaat (189)
Q: In the Common Draft Era that began in 1967, only two Heisman-winning QB’s have won a playoff game for the team that drafted them. Who was the first to do it?
A: Tim Tebow
Q: Who was the last rookie to lead the league in triples?
A: Jimmy Rollins in 2001
Q: Addison Russell being called up by the Cubs today. He will be the youngest player in the majors. Who currently holds that title?
A: Bryce Harper (22 years, 187 days)
Q: Born on this date: Jesse Orosco, the all-time leader in career pitching appearances. Who is the active leader?
A: LaTroy Hawkins (1005)
Q: Who played the most NBA regular season games without every playing in the playoffs?
A: Tom Van Arsdale (929 games)
Q: What player holds the MLB’s single season record for being hit by pitch?
A: Ron Hunt of the Expos (50 in 1969)
Q: Born on this date: The first player to have his number officially retired by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Who is he?
A: Ernie Stautner (#70)
Q: Oklahoma City Thunder are the 2nd team ever to have back-to-back scoring champions with two different players. What other team did it?
A: Philadelphia Warriors in 1952-53 (Paul Arizin and Neil Johnston)
Q: Golden State Warriors are the 10th team in the NBA history to win 67 games. Only 2 of the other 9 failed to win the title. Name either?
A: 2007 Mavericks (67-15) and 1973 Celtics (68-14)
Q: Miami Heat are the 9th team to miss the playoffs the year after playing in the NBA Finals. Who was the last to do it before them?
A: 2005 Lakers