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U.S. Sports Trivia #6

Can you answer these questions from the world of American sports?
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First submittedAugust 16, 2017
Last updatedMarch 7, 2019
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What athlete has won 23 gold medals - more than anyone else in history?
Michael Phelps
What University's athletes was Gatorade invented to aid?
Florida
Who was the most successful women's tennis player of the 1990s?
Steffi Graf
What WWE wrestler was undefeated in 21 consecutive Wrestlemania appearances?
The Undertaker
What University's athletes are known as the Blue Devils?
Duke
In baseball, what does DH stand for?
Designated Hitter
In what sport did Kerri Walsh and Misty May Treanor win three gold medals?
Beach Volleyball
Who led the Chicago Bulls in points, rebounds, steals, blocks, and assists in 1994-95?
Scottie Pippen
Name one of the two cities that have hosted the Super Bowl ten times
Miami or New Orleans
What stadium was home to both the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers?
Candlestick Park
What event is known as the "most exciting two minutes in sports"?
Kentucky Derby
What is the least populous city that is home to a major professional sports team?
Green Bay
What is the last name of father/son quarterbacks Bob and Brian?
Griese
What type of seeds do baseball players often chew on?
Sunflower Seeds
What is the term for a collegiate sophomore who is in their first year of athletic eligibility?
Redshirt Freshman
What boxer was known as "Smokin' Joe"?
Joe Frazier
What type of pitch was thrown by Tim Wakefield, Phil Niekro, and Hoyt Wilhelm?
Knuckleball
What beverage company owns one of New York's MLS soccer teams?
Red Bull
Who was the best player of the eight Chicago "Black Sox" - who were
banned from baseball in 1920?
Shoeless Joe Jackson
What NHL player missed a season due to Hodgkin's lymphoma, came back,
retired due to back pain, then came back again and played five more seasons?
Mario Lemieux
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level 75
Aug 16, 2017
Can I ask why Steffi Graf is on a US sports trivia?
Just asking...
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level 68
Aug 17, 2017
Wondered the same thing.
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level 83
Aug 21, 2017
She's lived in the US forever and is a US citizen by marriage. She is married and has children with Andre Agassi (US citizen), and they live together in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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level 56
Nov 15, 2017
Steffi Graf was a German citizen and represented Germany during the whole of her playing career - it's hardly a similar situation to Navratilova who changed nationality in the middle of her career. Her subsequent marriage and citizenship is not relevant. I can't see why she is on this quiz, it does seem weird.
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level 80
Jun 6, 2018
Being married to a US citizen doesn't automatically make one a US citizen. Graf was a German citizen throughout her playing career, which is what this question is based on. Despite her being one of my all time favorite players, this question doesn't belong in this quiz.
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level 51
Nov 15, 2017
Its not different then having Mario Lemieux on there.
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level 60
Nov 15, 2017
I disagree. The NHL is a U.S.-based league. Most of its teams are American, and Lemieux spent his whole career playing in Pittsburgh. The pro tennis circuit is not based in America, nor did Graf spend the majority of her time playing in America or an American team. The Lemieux questions is appropriate. The Graf question doesn't fit.
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level 79
Aug 16, 2017
Is WWE really a sport? Seriously. Next we'll have more silly quidditch questions.
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level 68
Aug 17, 2017
Not a sport
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level 77
Nov 15, 2017
It's as much a sport as Donald Trump is a professional athlete.
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level 72
Nov 15, 2017
Interesting reaction. Wonder if jw would have said the same thing about the "cry baby Apple fans" if the comment had been "as much as sport as Bill Gates is a professional athlete?"
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level 68
Nov 15, 2017
It's not a sport in the sense of there being an actual athletic competition. It's basically a simulated sport, with the performers more analogous to stuntpersons.
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level 45
Nov 15, 2017
Yeah, WWE questions belong in quizzes about theatre or TV shows, not sports. Fun quiz otherwise though.
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level 49
Nov 15, 2017
Athleticism, yes; sport, no.
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level 60
Nov 15, 2017
They refer to it as "sports entertainment" as a wink to the fact that...no, it's not really a sport. Great athletes though.
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level 66
Aug 16, 2017
Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the "he" in the quote from Field of Dreams a reference to Ray Kinsella's (Kevin Costner) father?
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level 78
Aug 17, 2017
Yes. Shoeless Joe says it again to Ray at the end of the movie and gestures to Ray's father (the catcher) as he says it. Then Ray realizes it was Shoeless Joe who was the voice at the beginning directing him to build the stadium.
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level 70
Aug 17, 2017
Yes, that is right. The answer should actually be "John Kinsella", or "Ray's dad".
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level ∞
Aug 17, 2017
Hmmm.... Changed the question.
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level 68
Aug 17, 2017
Red Bulls should be identified as "one of" New York's MLS teams...
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level ∞
Aug 17, 2017
Okay
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level 83
Aug 21, 2017
Super Mario didn't retire due to Hodgkins disease. He missed 20 games during the 92-93 season while undergoing radiation treatments for Hodgkins lymphoma, but returned late in the season to win the scoring title and lead the Penguins on a 17-game winning streak to close the season and capture the President's trophy. His (unrelated) back troubles overlapped the Hodgkins scare and caused him to miss dozens of games over the ensuing 4 years while undergoing multiple surgeries. His back troubles were the real reason he retired.
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2017
Fixed, thanks.
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level 58
Nov 15, 2017
Truly an amazing athlete. One of the two best hockey players of all time. Too bad he was a penguin.
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level 59
Nov 15, 2017
Obviously you were shooting for Duke with the blue devil question, but their not the only one. Central Connecticut is a division one school also called blue devils along with several other smaller schools.
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level 42
Nov 15, 2017
who ever called the kentucky derby the most exciting two minutes in sports is an idiot
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level 30
Nov 15, 2017
I had no clue about the Gatorade question, then I realized that Gatorade has "Gator" in the name so it was easy to guess.