Brain Exercise April 27

Some PA sports trivia

  1. The first baseball stadium was built in PA. What city was it in?

  2. Which PA team played in the first World Series of Major League baseball?

  3. In what PA city was the site of the first World Series?

  4. William “Pudge” Heffelfinger was the first professional player in history. He played in 1892. What sport did he play?

  5. John Brallier was the first OPENLY paid professional football player. What did he earn to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association in 1895?

  6. What is the one town in PA that was named after an athlete who had been educated in the state?

  7. For what events in the Olympics in 1912 did Jim Thorpe win gold?

  8. Jim Thorpe played professional sports in two types of sports. What are those two?

  9. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles once merged together during World War II to keep the NFL alive. What was the name of that team?

  10. How many times have PA teams won the NFL Super Bowl?

  11. What was the name of the professional golfer born in Latrobe, PA and nicknamed The King?

  12. How many PGA Tour Titles did that man win?

  13. When Palmer was in Coast Guard training Center, what did he do to keep up his golf skills?

  14. What other two golfers, along with Arnold Palmer, formed the Big Three of golf in the 1960s, helping to popularize and commercialize the sport?

Had enough sports?  Try some Word Rearrangements

  1. Rearrange the letters in the phrase “CAPTAIN’S TOES” to spell a place where one might accidentally bump into crewmates while floating.

  2. Rearrange the letters in the phrase “TWOFER HAUL” to spell a good item for a professional baker to score on sale.

  3. Rearrange the letters in the phrase “ABSURDLY TAKEN” to spell something only a real jerk would steal from a laundromat.

  4. Rearrange the letters in the phrase “NO TSUNAMI” to spell a place that definitely counts as high ground.

  5. Rearrange the letters in the phrase “RANCID SOUL” to spell the kind of weather that an emo teenager might enjoy.

Answers

PA Sports Trivia

 

  1. It was called Forbes Field, named after a British general who named the city of Pittsburg in 1758. It was built in 1909 and was a third home to the Pirates, and first home to Steelers and Panthers. The first stadium ever to be built using steel and concrete, the stadium lasted until 1970

  2. In 1903, the Pittsburgh Pirates played against the Boston Americans

  3. Pittsburgh at Exposition Park. The Boston Americans beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5 to 3 in a nine-game series.

  4. Football for the Allegheny Athletic Association

  5. $10.00 (no, I didn’t forget any zeroes)

  6. Jim Thorpe (originally called Mauch Chunk)

  7. Pentathlon and Decathlon (the first Native American to win an Olympic gold medal)

  8. Football (played for six NFL teams over the course of his career, then coached several teams after he retired from playing at age 41) and Baseball (New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds, then Giants, then Boston Braves)

  9. The Steagles. (But it wasn’t a very popular team)

  10. Six were Steeler victories and one, in 2018, was an Eagles victory.

  11. Arnold Palmer

  12. 62 plus seven major titles: four masters, two British Opens, one US Open

  13. He built a nine-hole golf course right next to the training camp

  14. Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus

Word Rearrangements

  1. Space station

  2. Wheat flour

  3. Laundry basket

  4. Mountains

  5. Rain clouds