Sports Trivia

By Chris Richcreek

1. Did pitcher Randy Johnson’s 16-14 record in 2004 for Arizona reflect the most losses he’s had for a single season during his career?

2. Name the last pitcher to clinch the World Series with a complete-game shutout before Florida’s Josh Beckett did it in 2003 against the New York Yankees.

3. Who are the only two NFL teams to start a season 6-0 and not make the playoffs?

4. How many times did Stanford’s men’s basketball team make the NCAA Tournament before Mike Montgomery became the head coach in 1986?

5. Who was the first NHL goalie to regularly wear a face mask?

6. Entering 2005, who was the last American male to win the New York City Marathon?

7. Name the U.S. heavyweight boxer who broke a knuckle in training, allowing Joe Frazier to take his place and win a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics.

Answers1. Actually, he tied the 14 losses he sustained in 1992 with Seattle.2. Jack Morris of the Minnesota Twins against Atlanta in 1991.3. The Minnesota Vikings in 2003 and the Washington Redskins in 1978.4. Once — Stanford won the championship in 1942.5. Jacques Plante of Montreal, starting in 1959.6. Alberto Salazar in 1982.7. Buster Mathis, who had beaten Frazier in the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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