June 2008

June 30, 2008:

Question: What college has produced the most number of players to go on to score over 10,000 points in their NBA career? What school? How many players? And who were they?

Answer: North Carolina with 14 players, UCLA is second with 10 players and Kansas is third with 7 players. UNC’s 14 players are Michael Jordan (32,292), Walter Davis (19,521), Bob McAdoo (18,787), Vince Carter (16,592), James Worthy (16,320), Billy Cunningham (16,310), Jerry Stackhouse (15,707), Sam Perkins (15,324), Charlie Scott (14,837), Rasheed Wallace (14,355), Antawn Jamison (14,082), Douglas Moe (12,322), Bobby Jones (11,391), and Brad Daugherty (10,389).

June 27, 2008:

Question: What player in NFL history has lost the most yards via sacks over the course of their career?

Answer: Dave Krieg, with 3,794 yards lost through out his career from sacks.

June 26, 2008:

Question: What is the most number of players to be taken from the same school in a single NBA draft since the NBA switched to only having two rounds? How many players were taken, what year was it, what school school were they drafted from, and who were the players?

Answer: The most players to ever be drafted from one school in the same NBA draft is 5. This has only happened three times, and coincidentally it was each of the past three years. In 2006 UConn had Rudy Gay, Hilton Armstrong, Marcus Williams, Josh Boone, and Denham Brown drafted. In 2007 flordia had al horford, corey brewer, joakim noah, chris richard and taureen green drafted. And just this year, in 2008 Kansas had Brandon Rush, Darrell Arthur, Mario Chalmers, Darnell Jackson and Sasha Kaun drafted.

June 25, 2008:

Question: Who was the first NFL player to tip the scales at 400 or more pounds?

Answer: In 2002 Aaron Gibson weighed in at 410 lbs.

June 24, 2008:

Question: How many total titles do the remaining teams in the College World Series have?

Answer: 2

June 23, 2008:

Question: California, where Barry Bonds was born, ranks first among states where a player was born in terms of producing a player with the most major league home runs in a career. So California is first with Bonds’ 762 career homers, Alabama is second with Hank Aaron’s 155 homers, and so on. My questions for you is which two states rank last on this list, tied at 49th?

Answer: Alaska and South Dakota. Josh Phelps from Alaska hit 64 home runs during his career, while Mark Ellis, who was born in South Dakota and is currently playing for the Oakland Athletics has hit the same number so far in his career.

June 20, 2008:

Question: Who are the only two Hall of Fame eligible players to score over 500 goals that are not currently in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Answer: ?Dino Ciccarelli, who retired in 1999, with a career total of 608 goals, and the other is Pat Verbeek, who retired in 2002 with 522 career goals.

June 19, 2008:

Question: The last player to hit a walk-off home run to win a college world series championship game, who was it, what team was it for and what year was it?

Answer: Warren Morris, 2B, LSU vs. Miami, June 8, 1996 (9-8)

June 18, 2008:

Question: Kevin Garnett had a double-double in all six NBA Finals games this year. Who was the last player to have a double-double in each of their NBA Finals games in a season and what year was it?

Answer: Tim Duncan, 2005 in all 7 games against the Pistons.

June 17, 2008:

Question: Who is the oldest player to ever win a Major in golf?

Answer: Julius Boros won the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48 years, 4 months, 2 weeks and 4 days.

June 16, 2008:

Question: What player in MLB history has been hit by the most pitches in their career?

Answer: Hughie Jennings was hit by a total of 287 pitches through out the course of his career. The second most is Craig Biggio with 285, and the highest among active players is Jason Kendall with 225.

June 13, 2008:

Question: Wayne Gretzky has the most career assists in NHL history with 1,963. Who is second on the list and how many do they have?

Answer: The second most assists in a career is 1,249 by Ron Francis, over 700 less than Gretzky.

June 12, 2008:

Question: What NFL player has the most career starts?

Answer: Bruce Matthews started in a total of 292 games, from 1983 to 2001.

June 11, 2008:

Question: There have been 3 players to rush for an average of at least 8 yards per carry in a single season. Who are they?

Answer: Beattie Feathers, in his rookie season with the Bears in 1934 he rushed for 1,004 yards on 119 attempts to average 8.4 yards per carry. Michael Vick in 2006, his last year with the Falcons, ran for 1,039 yards on 123 attempts to average 8.4 yards per carry as well. And Randall Cunningham when he was with the Eagles in 1990 ran for 942 yards on 118 attempts, to average 8.0 yards per carry.

June 10, 2008:

Question: What player has had their name misspelled on the Stanley Cup five times?

Answer: Jacque Plante

June 09, 2008:

Question: Who is the youngest player to start as pitcher in the majors?

Answer: Joe Nuxhall, at age 15 is the youngest player to play in the modern era, but in 1887 Fred Chapman played at age 14.

June 06, 2008:

Question: Who is the only player since Joe DiMaggio in 1937 to score over 150 runs in a single season?

Answer: Jeff Bagwell, scoring 152 in 2000… Ted Williams scored exactly 150 in 1949, but not over.

June 05, 2008:

Question: What quarterback has the highest career completion percentage in NFL history?

Answer: Chad Pennington with 65.6%

June 04, 2008:

Question: How many first overall MLB Draft picks have failed to make it to the majors and who are they?

Answer: Three, not including 2007’s first overall pick, David Price. These three players are Matthew Bush from the 2004 draft, picked by the San Diego Padres, Brien Taylor from the 1991 draft, picked by the New York Yankees, and Steve Chilcott from the 1966 draft, selected by the New York Mets.

June 03, 2008:

Question: Who are the top two scorers in basketball in the history of NCAA basketball, in terms of points scored in a career?

Answer: Pistol Pete Maravich and Jackie Stiles

June 02, 2008:

Question: In 1987 the Lakers won the NBA Finals over the Boston Celtics. Who was the Lakers leading rebounder for that postseason?

Answer: A.C. Green

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