sports trivia for beginners

Trivia and fun fact games have started to take the world by storm and are growing tremendously in popularity. Of the thousands of different types of trivia, one tends to be the most popular. This trivia I’m talking about is sports trivia.

Sports trivia is a general category in that it includes trivia on all sports (even ones you might not think of as “real” sports). In a sports trivia game you will find questions about boxing, horse racing, badminton, football, soccer, etc. You will even find curiosities about crochet!

In this article, I’m going to give you some facts that fit into the “sports trivia” category. If you are looking for this kind of knowledge, you are reading the right article.

o The Dallas Cowboys were the only team to win three Super Bowls in the 1990s. They won Super Bowl XXVII in 1993, Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994, and Super Bowl XXX in 1996.

o The first pitcher to pitch a 9-inning no-hitter and lose was Ken Johnson. His then team (Houston Colts) trailed 1-0 after giving up two errors that allowed them to score a run in the ninth inning.

o Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian living in Massachusetts, in 1891. He wanted to develop a game that would keep children fit and could be played indoors during the long Massachusetts winters.

o A current NHL season has 82 games.

o The lowest 18-hole record score on the LPGA tour is 59. Annika Sorenstam achieved this score in the 2001 Standard Register Ping played at Moon Valley Country Club.

o In NASCAR, the white flag waving means there is only one lap left in the race.

o The first four-time Indianapolis 500 winner is AJ Foyt. He won it in 1977, 1967, 1964 and 1961.

o The Tour de France has been run since 1903. However, an American didn’t win it until 1986 when Greg LeMond accomplished that feat. He then repeated in 1989 and 1990.

o Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is the newest North American sports league and was established in 2009.

o Delon Sanders was the first person to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. He played in Super Bowl XXIX (1994) and in the 1992 World Series.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sports trivia. There are literally hundreds of books, magazines, and websites dedicated to sports trivia that will overload your brain with information. I hope you get something out of this article and that you are much more prepared for your next sports trivia game.

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