Quizbowl (Sports) #9
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Willie Mays ended his career in 1974 as a member of what team?
New York Mets
Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood & Dwight White were known as the Pittsburgh Steelers' ______________?
In 1962, Buck O' Neil became the 1st Black Coach of what baseball team?
Congressman Ralph Metcalfe won a gold medal at what Olympics?
How many times did Archie Griffin win the Heisman Trophy?
Who played in the 1971 & 1979 World Series & was named MVP of the 1979 series?
Who was the 1st player in NBA history to win both the MVP and Defensive Player of the year award in the same season?
What was Leroy Robert Paige's nickname?
In what World Series did Willie Mays' famous over-the-shoulder catch occur?
Who became the 1st Black American running back to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season?
How many golds did Jesse Owens wind during the 1936 Summer Olympics?
Who broke Jerry West's career playoff scoring record?
Willie Mays' famous over-the shoulder- catch happened in a game against the _________?
Who was the 1st Black American pitcher in the American League?
What nickname did Ozzie Smith earn due to his amazing acrobatics at shortstop?
The Wizard of Oz
What do Mike Garrett, Ernie Davis, & Billy Simms have in common?
All won the Heisman Trophy
In hat year did Mike Tyson become the youngest heavyweight-boxing champion in history?
Name the famous and controversial boxing promoter with funny hair.
What basketball star center perfected a new shot called the "skyhook"?
In 1951, Charles Copper became the st black American to play NBA basketball. With what team did he make his debut?
Name the only two men to be a World Series MVP more than once?
Bob Gibson & Reggie Jackson
Who was the 1st Black American teenager to win the Junior Girls Singles Title at Wimbledon?
Who was the National League's 1st Black American Cy Young Award winner?
Who was the 1st Black American to lead NFL officiating crew?
On March 8, 1971 Muhammad Ali lost a 15 round boxing match to Joe Frazier in what was called?
The Fight of the Century
In what year did Joe Frazier lose his title against George Forman?
Boxing legend Joe Louis held the heavyweight crown for an unprecedented _________?
11 years, 8 months
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