- What is the distance between bases on a little league baseball
- What college once had 22 members of the Phi Beta Kappa honor
society on its football team?
- What was the first sport in which women were invited to compete
at the Olympics?
- What sport was the first to be filmed---and who filmed it?
- How many home runs did baseball great Ty Cobb hit in the three
world series in which he played?
- In cross-country bike racing, what do the initials BMX represent?
- Under what name did Dr. Joshua Pim of Great Britain enter and win
the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 1893?
- In 1939, what famous American athlete starred on UCLA's
undefeated football team and was the top scorer in the Pacific Coast
Conference for Basketball?
- What popular sport did Joe Sobek invent at the Greenwich,
Connecticut, MCA in 1950?
- Who was the first Olympic gold medalist to win a professional
world boxing title?
- What sports activity was originally known in England as
- Which was the first sport to have its top players named to an
- What was golfing great Ben Hogan's famous reply when he was asked
how to improve one's game?
- How many world records did swimmer Mark Spitz set when he won
seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics?
- After retiring as a player, with what team did baseball great
Babe Ruth spend one year as a coach?
- In what year's Olympics were electric timing devices and a
public-address system used for the first time?
- What is the maximum weight permitted for calves in rodeo
Answers to Free Trivia Quiz #10 - Sports Trivia
- 60 feet.
- Dartmouth, in 1925.
- Tennis, at the 1900 games in Paris. Charlotte Cooper of Great
Britain was the first gold medalist.
- The sport was boxing; the man who did the filming, Thomas A.
Edison; the year, 1894. Edison filmed a boxing match between Jack
Cushing and Mike Leonard in a studio on the grounds of his
laboratory complex in West Orange, New Jersey.
- Bicycle moto x (cross).
- Mr. X. Because he feared that revealing his true identity would
hurt his medical practice, Pim entered under the mystery name.
- Jackie Robinson, who later gained national fame playing
professional baseball. At UCLA, he earned letters in baseball,
basketball, football and track.
- Racquetball. Sobek designed a "strung paddle racquet" and
handle, and combined the rules of squash and handball, to create the
game he called "paddle rackets."
- Floyd Patterson, who won the Olympic gold medal as a middleweight
in 19+52, and the world championship as a heavyweight in 1956.
- Waterskiing. The first recorded mention of the sport in
England was in 1914.
- Football, in 1889. The idea originated with famed football
authority Walter Camp, who picked 36 All-American teams until his
death in 1925.
- "Hit the ball closer to the hole."
- Seven--one in each of the races in which he competed.
- The Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938.
- In 1912, in Stockholm.
- 350 pounds. The minimum is 200 pounds.