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1. Cornelius Johnson, Melvin Walker, and David Albritton excelled at what track and field event?
High Jump
2. Who was admitted into the Hall of Fame for being the best hitter in the Negro League?
Josh Gibson
3. In what year did Joe Frazier defend his title against Muhammad Ali?
1971
4. Willie Mays ended his career in 1974 as a member of what team?
NY Mets
5. Who was the first Black American to lead professional baseball in home runs?
Larry Doby
6. Who was the first Black American elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Jackie Robinson
7. What was Earl Monroe's nickname during his basketball career?
"the Pearl"
8. What Black American sports legend was commemorated by a postage stamp in 1982?
Jackie Robinson
9. Who did Floyd Patterson lose his title boxing fight to in 1962?
Sonny Liston
10. What was Bob Gibson's earned run average in 1968?
1.12
11. Who was the first Black American president of the National Baseball League?
Bill White
12. What former all-star first baseman became the highest ranking Black baseball executive in 1989 as president of the National League?
Bill White
13. In 1962, Buck O'Neil became the first Black coach of what baseball team?
Chicago Cubs
14. What was O.J. Simpson's nickname?
Juice
15. Boxing legend Joe Louis held the heavyweight crown for an unprecedented (what)?
11 years, 8 months
16. North Carolina University was the starting point for what popular NBA player?
Michael Jordan
17. Hank Aaron began his career with what team?
Milwaukee Braves
18. In what year did Jim Brown lead professional football in rushing?
1957
19. Who was the first Black recipient of the Heisman Trophy?
Ernie Davis
20. Who was the first Black American quarterback to lead the NFL in passing?
James Harris
21. In what year did the U.S. Postal Service issue a Jackie Robinson commemorative postage stamp?
1982
22. Marlin Briscoe was the first Black starting quarterback for what football team?
Denver Broncos
23. Who was the first Black American quarterback to play professional football?
Marlin Briscoe
24. What running back surpassed Jim Brown's rushing record of 12,312 yds.?
Walter Payton
25. Fritz Pollard was the first Black American to play in (what)?
The Rose Bowl
26. On March 8, 1971, Muhammad Ali lost a 15 round boxing match to Joe Frazier in what was called (what)?
"The Fight of the Century"
27. On October 26, 1951, who knocked out Joe Louis in his last professional boxing fight?
Rocky Marciano
28. What golfer became the first Black American to play in the Masters?
Lee Elder
29. How many times did Archie Griffin win the Heisman Trophy?
Two
30. Who was the first Black American to lead professional baseball in home runs?
Larry Doby
31. Who became the first PGA-approved golfer in 1959?
Charlie Sifford
32. How many homeruns did Hank Aaron hit in his career?
755
33. Who was the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal?
Alice Coachman
34. Who was the first Black American heavyweight boxing champion?
Jack Johnson
35. Willie Mays' famous over-the-shoulder catch happened in a game vs. what team?
Cleveland Indians
36. What pitcher had the lowest earned run average (1.12) in 1968 in a single season?
Bob Gibson
37. What was Henry Aaron's lifetime batting average?
.310
38. Lynette Woodard was the first woman to play for whom?
Harlem Globetrotters
39. At the 1924 Olympics in Paris, Dehart Hubbard became the first Black American to win the gold medal in what event?
Broad jump
40. Who was known as "The Big O"?
Oscar Robinson
41. Who became the first Black American woman to sit on the International Olympic Committee?
Florence Griffith-Joyner
42. Who did Arthur Ashe beat in 1975 to become the first Black American to win the singles title at Wimbledon?
Jimmy Connors
43. Who was the first Black American to lead the NFL in rushing in 1957?
Jim Brown
44. In 1949, who became the first Black American to win baseball's Most Valuable Player award?
Jackie Robinson
45. Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record for career rebound with how many?
23,924
46. What female track star holds world records in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash?
Florence Griffith-Joyner
47. What was boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson's real name?
Walker Smith
48. In 1988, Debi Thomas became the first Black American to win a medal in the Winter Olympic Games. In what event did she win her medal?
Figure skating
49. Name the sport and position that Gale Sayers played.
Football/Running back
50. Jackie Joyner-Kersee won gold medals at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea in what two events?
Heptathlon and long jump
51. When Don Newcombe played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, what position did he play?
Pitcher
52. Who became the first Black woman to win the prestigious Wimbledon singles title?
Althea Gibson
53. Jackie Robinson was the first Black American to play major league baseball for what team?
Brooklyn Dodgers
54. Who are the only two brothers that ever held the heavyweight boxing title?
Michael & Leon Spinks
55. Wilt Chamberlain scored a record-setting 100 pts. in 1962 while playing for what team?
Phila Warriors
56. What professional baseball player finished his career with a .310 lifetime batting average, 755 homeruns, and 2,202 R.B.I.'s?
Henry Aaron
57. Frank Robinson was chosen the first Black manager in baseball's American League in 1974. What team did he manage?
Cleveland Indians
58. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought the first of their three fights in what city?
New York
59. What famous Black American managed the Cleveland Indians in 1975?
Frank Robinson
60. Jim Brown rushed for 12,312 yards during his nine year career with what team?
Cleveland Browns
61. Who was the first player in NBA history to win both the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season?
Michael Jordan
62. In 1961, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the NFL?
Marlin Briscoe
63. Who was the first Black American president of the National Baseball League?
Bill White
64. What Hall of Fame pitcher once played basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters?
Bob Gibson
65. Who was the first Black American to play in the National Hockey League?
Val James
66. Tommie Smith and John Carlos gained international attention with a racial protest where?
At the 1968 Olympics
67. What pitcher won 51 out of 55 games in the Negro League in 1905?
Andrew "Rube" Foster
68. Who was the only Black American to have scored 100 points in a single NBA game?
Wilt Chamberlain
69. Willis Reed became the general manager of what professional basketball team?
NJ Nets
70. Who was the first Black American to join the Professional Golf Association?
Charles Sifford
71. Who was the first Black American to win an Olympic medal in 200 and 400-meter hurdles?
George C. Poage
72. What team played against Biddle College in the first Black American college football game?
Livingstone College
73. Sugar Ray Robinson won the 1951 World Middleweight Championship in a (what)?
13th round KO
74. In what World Series did Willie Mays' famous over-the-should catch occur?
1954
75. Who was the first major league baseball player to steal more than 100 bases in a single season?
Maury Wills
76. Who was the first Black American to play for the New York Yankees?
Elston Howard
77. Henry Aaron ended his career with how many R.B.I.'s?
2202
78. What major league baseball hitter won the most batting titles during the 1970's?
Rod Carew
79. Henry Aaron ended his career with how many homeruns?
755
80. In what year did Joe Frazier lose his title against George Foreman?
1973
81. Who was the first athlete to receive Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award after retiring from his professional career?
Arthur Ashe
82. Why did American sprinters Tammie Smith and John Carlos raise a fist during the medal ceremonies of the 1968 Olympics?
To show a symbol of Black poverty in the U.S.A.
83. In what year did Rube Foster pitch and win 51 out of 55 games in the Negro League?
1905
84. Who holds the record for most points scored in a single basketball game (100)?
Wilt Chamberlain
85. O.J. Simpson gained how many yards during the 1973 football season?
2,003
86. Who led the NFL in rushing in eight of his nine seasons (for a total of 12,312 yds.) and scored 126 touchdowns?
Jim Brown
87. What famous baseball player who played for the Oakland A's and NY Yankees earned the nickname "Mr. October"?
Reggie Jackson
88. What position did Doug Williams play in the 1988 Super Bowl?
Quarterback
89. In what year did Emmett Ashford become the first Black American to umpire a major league baseball game?
1966
90. Henry Aaron became Senior Vice President and Assistant to the President of what professional baseball team?
Atlanta Braves
91. Who was the first Black American to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers?
Jackie Robinson
92. What is Leroy Robert Page's nickname?
Satchel
93. What Black American was once ranked as the number one tennis player in the world?
Arthur Ashe
94. Who did Sugar Ray Robinson beat in the 1951 middleweight championship?
Jake Lamotte
95. For what team was Willie Mays playing when his famous over-the-shoulder catch occurred?
NY Giants
96. Who was the first Black National League baseball player to hit 600 home runs?
Willie Mays
97. Who was the first Black American baseball coach to win a World Series?
Cito Gaston
98. Who were the only father and son to play at the same time on the same baseball team?
Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey, Jr.
99. What NFL player, elected to the Hall of Fame, was the first Black American to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court?
Alan Page
100. What female track star holds world records in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash?
Florence Griffith-Joyner
101. Who was the first Black American to play in the Rose Bowl?
Fritz Pollard
102. During the March 9, 1971 fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, both fighters received record earnings of (what)?
2.5 million
103. In 1971, Wilt Chamberlain set league records for average pts per game with how many?
50.4
104. George C. Poage was the first Black American to win an Olympic medal in what two events?
200 and 400-meter hurdles
105. Lyle Stone became the first Black woman to play professional baseball in 1953 for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. What position did she play?
Second base
106. What heavyweight boxing champion defended his title against Muhammad Ali in 1971?
Joe Frazier
107. Jackie Robinson excelled in four sports at what university?
UCLA
108. Don King is a famous and controversial (what)?
Boxing promoter
109. In what baseball park did Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record?
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
110. What Black American lit the Olympic torch at the 1984 Summer Games?
Rafer Johnson
111. When Ricky Henderson stole his 939th base on May 1, 1991, whose record did he break?
Lou Brock
112. What year marked the Harlem Globetrotters first game?
1927
113. In what year did Dehart Hubbard become the first Black American to win the Olympic gold medal in the broad jump?
1924
114. What was Jackie Robinson' lifetime batting average?
.311
115. Who was the first Black American to play in the Rose Bowl?
Fritz Pollard
116. What was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's given name?
Lew Alcindor
117. Who did Muhammad Ali knock out in 1974 to win the heavyweight title for the second time?
George Foreman
118. Andrew "Rube" Foster was the founding father of Black (what) in the United States?
Baseball
119. Arthur Ashe remains the only Black American to gain recognition for what accomplishment?
Ranked number one in men's tennis
120. In 1975, Arthur Ashe won the Wimbledon men's singles title defeating who in the final match?
Jimmy Connors
121. In 1979, what forced Arthur Ashe to retire from professional tennis?
Heart attack
122. In 1968, Arthur Ashe became the first Black American to win what major tennis tournament?
U.S. Open
123. In 1992, what prestigious award did Arthur Ashe receive, making him the first person to attain this honor after retiring from a professional sport?
Sportsman of the Year
124. Who was the first Black American to compete in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association Tournaments?
Althea Gibson
125. What major tournament did Althea Gibson win in 1956?
French Championship
126. Althea Gibson was born to sharecropper parents who struggled through the nationwide economic collapse in 1930 known as the (what)?
Great Depression
127. What consecutive years did Althea Gibson win the Wimbledon Tennis Singles Championship?
1957, 1958
128. After retiring from professional tennis, Althea Gibson launched what new professional sports career?
Golf
129. In 1982, Michael Jordan hit a jump shot in the closing seconds of the game to give what team a national championship?
North Carolina Tar Heels
130. What was the name of Michael Jordan's college basketball coach?
Dean Smith
131. In 1993, Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to their third straight NBA championship with a victory in the final series over what team?
Phoenix Suns
132. Michael Jordan became the first basketball player to claim what honors in the same season?
MVP and Defensive Player of the Year
133. In 1993, Michael Jordan won how many straight Scoring Crowns?
Seven
134. What boxer gave Muhammad Ali his first professional loss?
Joe Frazier
135. Who coined Ali's slogan "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"?
Drew "Bundini" Brown
136. What boxer did Muhammad Ali defeat to earn the heavyweight championship title?
George Foreman
137. What was Muhammad Ali's given name?
Cassius Clay
138. Who was Muhammad Ali's opponent in the famous "Thrilla in Manilla" fight?
Joe Frazier