Who is the only major league pitcher to throw seven no-hitters?
Who won gold in the snowboarding halfpipe in the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games?



The National Hockey League:

NHL MVP trophyHart Trophy

Team with most Stanley Cup winsMontreal Canadiens (24)

American team with most Stanley Cup winsDetroit Red Wings

Most goals in a seasonWayne Gretzky (92)

Most career goalsWayne Gretzky (894)

Second most career goalsGordie Howe (801)

Most career goals by a defensemanBobby Orr

Coach with most career winsScotty Bowman

The National Football League:

NFL championship trophyLombardi Trophy

Team with most Super Bowl victoriesPittsburgh Steelers (6)

Most career pointsMorten Andersen (2479)

Most rushing yards, careerEmmitt Smith (18,355)

Most rushing yards in a seasonEric Dickerson (2,105)

Most rushing yards in a gameAdrian Peterson (298)

Most passing yards, career Bret Favre (70,190)

Most passing yards in a seasonDan Marino (5,084)

Most touchdown passes in a careerBrett Favre (462)

Most touchdown passes in a seasonTom Brady (50)

Most pass receptions in a careerJerry Rice (1262)

Most pass receptions in a seasonMarvin Harrison (143)

Most touchdowns in a careerJerry Rice (208)

Most touchdowns in a seasonLaDainian Tomlinson (31)

Longest field goal (tied)Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam (63 yds)

The National Basketball Association:

Team with most NBA championshipsBoston Celtics (17)

Team with most wins in a seasonChicago Bulls (72, 1995-96)

Team with longest winning streakLA Lakers (33, 1971-72)

Most career pointsKareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387)

Most points in a gameWilt Chamberlain (100)

Most career assistsJohn Stockton (15,806)

Most career gamesRobert Parish (1,611)

Coach with most career winsLenny Wilkens

Coach with most playoff winsPat Riley

Coach with most NBA titlesRed Auerbach (9)

Major League Baseball:

Award for best pitcher in each leagueCy Young Award

Team with most World Series winsNew York Yankees (27)

Team with most World Series wins, National LeagueSt. Louis Cardinals (11)

Player with highest season batting averageRogers Hornsby (.424)

Player with highest career batting averageTy Cobb (.367)

Player with most career home runsBarry Bonds (762)

Player with most home runs in a seasonBarry Bonds (73)

Player with most RBI’s in a seasonHack Wilson (190)

Player with most career RBI’sHank Aaron (2297)

Player with most career hitsPete Rose (4256)

Player with longest consecutive-game hitting streakJoe DiMaggio (56)

Player with most stolen bases for a seasonRickey Henderson (130)

Player with most career stolen basesRickey Henderson (1406)

Pitcher with most career winsCy Young (511)

Pitcher with most career strikeoutsNolan Ryan (5714)

Pitcher with most strike outs in a seasonNolan Ryan (383)

Pitcher with most strike outs in a gameRoger Clemens and Kerry Wood (20)

Pitcher with most career no hittersNolan Ryan (7)

Pitcher with most Cy Young AwardsRoger Clemens (5)

Pitcher with lowest ERA for a seasonBob Gibson (1.12)

Pitcher with most consecutive scoreless inningsOrel Hershiser (59)

Pitcher to throw back to back no-hittersJohnny Vander Meer

Pitcher to throw perfect game in a World SeriesDon Larsen (1956)

Pitcher to throw no-hitter in playoffsRoy Halladay (2010)

Last player to win the triple crownCarl Yastrzemski (1967)

Last Major Leaguer to hit .400Ted Williams

Player playing in most consecutive gamesCal Ripken, Jr. (2632)

Baseball’s first pro team, 1869Cincinnati Red Stockings

Year of first World Series1903

First baseball commissioner, 1921Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Baseball Hall of Fame’s five charter membersBabe Ruth, Ty Cobb,

Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson

Location of baseballs first domed stadiumHouston, TX

Boxing (“The Sweet Science”)

Last bare-knuckle heavyweight championJohn L. Sullivan

Longest reign as heavyweight championJoe Louis (11 years)

Only undefeated heavyweight championRocky Marciano (49-0)

Most professional knockoutsArchie Moore (129)

Fighters in the “Thrilla’ in Manila”Ali and Frazier

Fighters in the “Rumble in the Jungle” (Kinshasa, Zaire)Ali and Foreman

Rules governing pro boxingMarquess of Queensberry

College Basketball:

Team with most NCAA titlesUCLA (11)

Team with second most NCAA titlesKentucky

Men’s team with longest winning streakUCLA (88 games)

Women’s team with longest winning streakUniversity of Connecticut

UCLA coach for 10 championship seasonsJohn Wooden

All-time leading scorer“Pistol” Pete Maravich

College Football:

Award for best college playerHeisman Trophy

Award for best college defensemanBronko Nagurski Award

Team with longest winning streakOklahoma (47 games)

Only player to win two Heisman TrophiesArchie Griffin

Home to the Cotton BowlDallas, TX

Home to the Fiesta BowlTempe, AZ

Home to the Liberty BowlMemphis, TN

Home to the Orange BowlMiami, FL

Home to the Peach BowlAtlanta, GA

Home to the Rose BowlPasadena, CA

Home to the Sugar BowlNew Orleans, LA

Home to the Sun BowlEl Paso, TX

First intercollegiate football game, 1869Princeton and Rutgers


Golfer with most tournament winsSam Snead (81)

Golfer with most major tournament winsJack Nicklaus (18)

First golfer to win $1,000,000Arnold Palmer (1963)

Youngest Masters winnerTiger Woods

All time leading money winnerHale Irwin


First female to win the grand slamMaureen Connolly

Female with most grand slam winsMargaret Court (24)

Male with most grand slam wins (tied)Roy Emerson, Pete Sampras (12)

Youngest female Wimbledon championMartina Hingis (15 yrs.)

Youngest male Wimbledon championBoris Becker (17 yrs.)

Player with most Wimbledon singles titlesMartina Navratilova (9)

Only player to win Grand Slam twiceRod Laver

#1 woman tennis player, 1991-97Steffie Graf

First female to make over $100,000Billie Jean King (1971)

Sports Halls of Fame:

Pro FootballCanton, OH

Pro BasketballSpringfield, MA

Pro HockeyToronto, Ontario

Major League BaseballCooperstown, NY

TennisNewport, RI

BowlingArlington, TX

Figure SkatingColorado Springs, CO

SkiingVail, CO

College FootballSouth Bend, IN

Other Sports Facts:

Basketball inventorDr. James A. Naismith

Daytona 500 winner seven timesRichard Petty

Indianapolis 500 winners four timesA. J. Foyt, Jr, Al Unser, Sr. and Rick Mears

Notre Dame football coach, 1918-31Knute Rockne

Brazilian-American soccer playerPele

First non-European to win the Tour de FranceGreg LeMond

Tour de France winner seven timesLance Armstrong

First man to run mile under four minutesRoger Bannister (1954)

First high schooler to run mile under four minutesJim Ryan

The Galloping GhostHarold (Red) Grange

Crazy LegsElroy Hirsch

The Brown BomberJoe Louis

The Manassa MaulerJack Dempsey

The Louisville LipMuhammed Ali

Dr. JJulius Erving

Ice ManGeorge Gervin

The Big OOscar Robertson

The Iron HorseLou Gehrig

The Georgia PeachTy Cobb

The Yankee ClipperJoe DiMaggio

The Splendid SplinterTed Williams

The Big TrainWalter Johnson

The Duke of FlatbushDuke Snider

The Say Hey KidWillie Mays

SweetnessWalter Payton

The Sultan of SwatBabe Ruth

The house that Ruth builtYankee Stadium

1927 Yankees lineupMurderer’s Row

Mr. OctoberReggie Jackson

The Wizard of WestwoodJohn Wooden

The SharkGreg Norman

RocketRod Laver, Maurice Richard

The Golden JetBobby Hull

Italian skier nicknamed La BombaAlberto Tomba

Popular skate-boarderTony Hawke

Popular ski-boarderShawn White

Mike Tyson’s promoterDon King

“Highland” gameCaber tossing

Amateur boxing association for all agesGolden Gloves

English racket sportSquash

Basque sportJai alai

Jai alai ballPelota

Jai alai basketCesta

Game played with a stone and broomsCurling

Prominent player banned in Chicago “Black Sox” scandal“Shoeless” Joe Jackson

World’s longest dog sled raceIditarod

Female Iditarod winner four timesSusan Butcher

FIFA championshipWorld Cup

Country with most World Cup winsBrazil (5)

Player on three Brazil World Cup teamsPele

The Olympic Games

(all athletes are American unless otherwise noted)

Gold Medal winners in:


1904-1968, 1976-1984USA

1992-2000USA (“Dream Teams)

1972, 1988Soviet Union


2000, 1996, 1984USA



1964Joe Frazier

1968George Foreman

Light Heavyweight

1960Cassius Clay


1952 Floyd Patterson

1976Michael Spinks


1912Jim Thorpe

1948, 1952Bob Mathias

1960Rafer Johnson

1968Bill Toomey

1976Bruce Jenner

1996Dan O’Brien


1956,1960,1964,1968Al Oerter

Greco-Roman Wrestling

2000Rulon Gardner


1972Two Golds for Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union

1976Three Golds for Nadia Comaneci of Romania (coached by Bela Karolyi)

1984Mary Lou Retton wins first USA gymnastics gold in all around

1984Bart Conner wins USA gold in parallel bars

1984USA men’s team gold

1992Shannon Miller wins USA gold in the balance beam

1996USA women’s team gold

High Jump

1968Dick Fosbury (Fosbury Flop)

Heptathlon, women

1988, 1992Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Figure skating


1948, 1952Dick Button

1968Brian Boitano

1984Scott Hamilton<


1928, 1932, 1936Sonja Henie (Norway)

1956Tenley Albright

1960Carol Heiss

1968Peggy Fleming

1976Dorothy Hamill

1984, 1988Katarina Witt (East Germany)

1992Kristi Yamaguchi

1994Oksana Baiul (Ukraine)

1994 (Silver)Nancy Kerrigan

1998Tara Lipinski

2002Sarah Hughes



1932Babe Didrikson

Long Jump-Men

1968Bob Beamon

1984, 1988, 1992, 1994Carl Lewis



1984Joan Benoit


1972Frank Shorter

1960, 1964Abebe Bikila (Ethiopia, ran barefoot

Pole Vault


1952, 1956Bob Richards

1968Bob Seagren



1998Picabo Street


1968 (3 gold)Jean-Claude Killy (France)

1984Phil Mahre

1992Tommy Moe

Snowboarding, Halfpipe

2006, 2010Shaun White

Speed Skating


1988, 1992, 1994 (5 gold)Bonnie Blair


1980 (5 gold)Eric Heiden



1924Gertrude Ederle


1912Duke Kahanamoku

1924, 1928Johnny Weissmuller

1932Buster Crabbe

1968 (2 gold)Mark Spitz

1972 (7 gold)Mark Spitz

1988 (5 gold)Matt Biondi

2004 (6 gold)Mark Phelps

2008 (8 gold)Mark Phelps



1960 (3 gold)Wilma Rudolph

1988 (2 gold)Florence Griffith-Joyner


1936 (2 gold)Jesse Owens

1996 (2 gold)Michael Johnson

1984, 1988, 1992 (5 gold)Carl Lewis

Olympic Cities:


1896Athens, Greece

1900Paris, France

1904St. Louis, Missouri

1908London, England

1912Stockholm, Sweden

1920Antwerp, Belgium

1924Paris, France

1928Amsterdam, Netherlands

1932Los Angeles, California

1936Berlin, Germany

1948London, England

1952Helsinki, Finland

1956Melbourne, Australia

1960 Rome, Italy

1964Tokyo, Japan

1968Mexico City, Mexico

1972Munich, Germany

1976Montreal, Canada

1980Moscow, USSR

1984Los Angeles, California

1988Seoul, South Korea

1992Barcelona, Spain

1996Atlanta, Georgia

2000Sydney, Australia

2004Athens, Greece

2008Beijing, China

2012London, England

2016Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


1924Chamonix, France

1928St. Moritz, Switzerland

1932Lake Placid, New York

1936Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany

1948St. Moritz, Switzerland

1952Oslo, Norway

1956Contina d’Ampezzo, Italy

1960Squaw Valley, California

1964Innsbruck, Austria

1968Grenoble, France

1972Sapporo, Japan

1976Innsbruck, Austria

1980Lake Placid, New York

1984Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

1988Calgary, Canada

1992Albertville, France

1994Lillehammer, Norway

1998Nagano, Japan

2002Salt Lake City, Utah

2006 Turin, Italy

2010Vancouver, Canada

2014Sochi, Russia

Other Olympic Facts:

Modern Olympics founderBaron Pierre de Coubertin

Only city to host Olympics three timesLondon

Native American sprinting star, 1912Jim Thorpe

American sprinter who embarrassed Hitler, 1936Jesse Owens

American woman won 3 track Gold, 1960Wilma Rudolph

Jamaican who hold 100 meter dash recordUsain Bolt

American won back to back decathlon titlesBob Mathias

She won first Olympic women’s marathonJoan Benoit

American female speed skater with five GoldBonnie Blair

American male speed skater with five GoldsEric Heiden

Man who won five swimming Golds, 1988Matt Biondi

“Flying Finn” with Gold in three OlympicsPaavo Nurmi

Man who shattered long jump record, 1968Bob Beamon

Four-time discus championAl Oerter

Four-time long jump championCarl Lewis

Man who won the marathon twice barefootAbebe Bikila (Ethopia)

Man to win the 200 and 400 meter racesMichael Johnson

Male swimming star, 1924Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan)

Man who won seven swimming Golds, 1972Mark Spitz

American with most Gold medalsMichael Phelps (14)

Person with most Golds in a single gamesMichael Phelps (8)

Years Olympics were canceled due to war1916, 1940,1944