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Questions tagged [trivia]

For questions generally relating to small, specific facts regarding a player, team, or game that are not common knowledge and can be answered with fact-based answers. Questions should also be tagged with the sport referenced.

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How many times has a starting pitcher stuck out all starting hitters?

How many times in the history of the MLB, a starting pitcher stuck out all 9 starting hitters of the opposing team at least once in a game?
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NBA Player with Retired Jersey Number in Multiple Teams

Has there been an NBA player who has had the jersey number retired in multiple Teams/Franchises?
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How many bunt home runs has there been in the history of MLB?

I'd like to know how many times a bunt resulted in a home run. The home runs can be out of the park (highly unlikely to have happened) or inside the park home runs cause by one or more errors. In ...
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Which player has had the most consecutive appearances in MLB's All Star Game?

What player or players has the most consecutive appearances in the All Star game.
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Which team have scored most injury-time(after 90 minute mark) goals in history of La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga?

I know that Arsenal have scored 100 times (highest) in second half injury time in Premier League history. But I'm interested to know which are the other teams that have scored most injury-time goals ...
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Do they use a specific organ to play baseball tunes live in the stadium?

What is the organ that is used to play baseball tunes live in the stadium called? Is there a common brand or model that they prefer for that?
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Pitchers winning consecutive Cy Young awards

How many pitchers have won back-to-back Cy Young awards?
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Bowler(minimum 5000 deliveries) without giving a single wide/no-ball in his/her entire international cricket

Is there any bowler in cricket who has never given a wide/no-ball in his/her entire international career? Bowler should have bowled minimum of 5000 deliveries.
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Has a team ever refused to participate in the World Cup finals after qualification?

Has a national football team ever declined to participate in the World Cup finals after qualifying? If there has been such a case, what were their reasons for not taking part?
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How many times batsmen have managed to get more than 7 runs on a single ball in an international cricket match?

Australia’s Andrew Symonds managed to score eight runs off one ball while playing in Brisbane facing New Zealand bowler Iain O'Brien in November 2008. He ran four runs before the ball was thrown back ...
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Tennis Grand Slam winner who didn't lose a set

Rafael Nadal "The King of Clay" won the 2017 French Open dominantly without dropping a set. He got a little bit of help achieving the feat as he didn't face either of the top 2 ranking players (i.e., ...
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How many MLB players have hit 4 or more Home Runs in a game?

On June 6th, 2017 Scooter Gennett hit 4 Home Runs to become the first Cincinnati Red ever to do so. Who are the other people who have hit at least 4 HRs in a single name? Please provide name and the ...
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What is the longest duration a team didn't register a shot on goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't have a shot on goal for about 37 minutes in game 1 of 2016-17 Stanley Cup finals. Although they fired a number of shots, they all either went wide or got blocked, and ...
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Has any two teams in the World Series ever get there without losing a game during the postseason?

Related: Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games? MLB Postseason Format Timeline: Before 1969, the team with the best record from ...
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How much protection do NHL referees wear?

I'm wondering how much protection NHL referees wear aside the helmet. I've seen referees that had to either leave game or where on ice for a long time after getting hit or falling awkwardly. Those ...
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Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games?

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers started the 2016-2017 postseason by winning their first 10 playoff games. Given their dominance, I'm wondering if there has ever been an NBA or NHL ...
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MLB closer with walk off hit

I'm wondering if any closers have had a game winning hit or home run? Since this requires the closer (pitcher) to be at bat, it implies that the game was hosted by an NL team.
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NBA game 4 home winners after trailing 0-3

How many home teams have won game 4 after being down 0-3? A friend is saying it never happens. I disagree, it must happen sometimes.
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10 title at Montecarlo for Nadal is a record?

Nadal has won his 10th title on clay of Montecarlo, is this a record for winning of a single tennis tournament? I would like to consider only ATP/WTA tournaments from the Open Era that begins in 1968,...
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How many times tennis majors champions played in the qualifiers round?

How many times a player who got in a grand slam through the qualifier round won the championship, and who are they?
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Why do ice hockey players tape their sticks?

I'm assuming it gives the players better puck handling abilities, but how? Wouldn't tape overlaps effect the handling? Also why don't the manufacturers add similar material to the blade of sticks?
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Rate of NHL playoffs going to the overtime

It feels like over the last few years and specially this season (16-17) more games are going to overtime. So I'm wondering what has been the trend of Stanley Cup playoffs games that go to overtime in ...
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Did an athlete lap the rest of the runners after an illness that left him in bed for a long time before the competition?

I recall reading some time ago a rather inspiring and interesting story about the importance of rest while training for a sport. This specific story was about a runner in the 50s that was training ...
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What is the most consecutive pitches thrown that increased the batters strike count?

What is the most consecutive pitches thrown that increased the batters strike count? That is, with no foul strikes after the 2nd Strike.{edit} actually without the batter hitting the ball at all - ...
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Cincinnati Bengals All-Time leading tackler?

I was wondering if anyone could find out who this person is? I cannot find this information and would really like to know.
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Sports with multiple balls [closed]

What are the competitively played sports which players use multiple balls at the same time? I'm not counting games that are played in specific regions. Let's say there should be international matches ...
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Has any player on the Edmonton Oilers roster (16-17 season) played a postseason game as an Oiler before this season?

The Edmonton Oilers advanced the NHL playoffs this season (2016-17) for the first time since the 05-06 season when they reached the Stanley Cup Final. So given the 11 year hiatus, I'm wondering if ...
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Why does NHL award assists to 2 players?

In most team sports, only 1 player is awarded an assist for a score. However in hockey up to two players are awarded with an assist per goal. What is the reasoning behind this?
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Stats of Twelfth man if he involved in Caught/Run-outs

Twelfth man fields when a member of the fielding side is injured. There are so many instances where this Player involve in Caught/Run-outs. Whether this stats count as his career stat 'or' the Player,...
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NFL record for most number of interceptions within one instance of scoring?

My brother and I were discussing some things when a question of curiosity came up that Google could not seem to answer: In the NFL, what is the record for number of interceptions (by either team) ...
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Why was Messi suspended for 4 games during 2018 world cup qualifications?

On March 28th 2017, Lionel Messi got suspended for 4 international games few hours before a World Cup qualifier match between Argentina and Bolivia Argentina lost 2-0 in absence of their superstar. ...
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Are there instances of batsmen walking despite a lack of appeal from the fielding side?

This is a follow-up question to this earlier question on instances where the fielding team did not appeal for a wicket. Are there any recorded instances where the batsman chose to walk, after ...
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What is the most penalty kicks missed by a football team in one game?

In week 28 of 2016-17 Premier league, Bournemouth missed 2 penalty kicks against West Ham and still managed to win the game. It had been a long time since I had seen that happen - excluding penalty ...
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Why do the players take the ball in hand after they score a goal?

Why do players sometimes run after the ball after they score a goal?
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Champions League biggest comebacks after 1st leg [duplicate]

Barcelona managed to beat PSG 6-1 in the second leg of 2017 round of 16 to win 6-5 on aggregate, having lost 4-0 in the first leg. Inspired by Barcelona' win, what are the biggest comebacks in ...
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Most Trophies won by a Player in T20 leagues

There are so many T20 leagues played all over the World. Many T20 specialist Players like Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Russel, Thisara Perera, etc play almost many of them. Which player has a record of ...
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Schedule-wise, is it possible to win a Triple Crown in today's Tennis?

The Triple Crown is an achievement wherein a player wins the title in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles in a single Grand Slam event. Given the scheduling of finals matches being so close together ...
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Has a play-in team ever won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship?

Has a play-in team (a team that entered the tournament bracket through the preliminary "First Four" tournament games) ever won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship? If not, what are the lowest ...
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Does any competition currently give solid gold medals to winners?

I read from some sources that the dream of every sportsman, the Olympic Gold Medal, is not 100% pure gold. (Olympic Gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and must contain a ...
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Average volleyball athlete height in NCAA

What's the average height of the male and female volleyball athletes by position and division in the NCAA?
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Lowest regular season win-loss percentage to qualify for the NBA Playoffs?

Taking a look at the last 3 years, the Atlanta Hawks (2014) and Memphis Grizzlies (2015) have had the lowest W/L percentage of all the teams that qualified for the playoffs in their respective years, ...
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Most numbers on back worn by a Player [closed]

In almost all sports, Players wore jersey with numbers on back. It's helpful for the commentators, scorekeepers, statisticians, umpires and fans to know about exact player. Some of the Players believe ...
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Are 2016 Patriots the only Super Bowl Champions who never led during the game?

The New England Patriots beat Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI in overtime. During regulation they never led the game. The only time they ever led was at the end of the game. Does this make the ...
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Has a no-ball call from the on-field umpire ever been overturned?

In Cricket, we come across so many instances in which a batsman gets called out, and then is changed to not-out because the replay shows the bowler bowled a no-ball. Has the inverse instance ever ...
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In which late-stage Grand Slam tennis matches has a single player won 200+ points?

Which Grand Slam matches, in the Round of 16 or later, have had 200 or more points won by a single player? Two known examples are Djokovic v. Wawrinka at Australian Open 2013: 209-200 Federer v. ...
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What are the widest tires to be used in F1?

Along with several aerodynamics and chassis weight regulation changes, the 2017 F1 season introduces wider tires. 2016 Front/Rear tire width: 245mm / 325mm 2017 Front/Rear tire width: 305mm / 405mm (+...
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NFL players with at least 5 Super Bowl rings

The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime of Super Bowl 51 (2017) to win the Lombardi Trophy. This makes Tom Brady (the quarterback of the New England Patriots) the first ...
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What are the biggest comebacks in NFL postseason history?

The New England Patriots overcame a 25 point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51. What are the top 5 comebacks in the NFL playoffs history?
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Worst first serve percentage in a match during a grand slam

Is there a record of who has had the worst first serve percentage during a singles match in a grand slam event? This question includes both men's and women's games.
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What does HS in ski-jumping means?

This is the ski-jumping calendar for men competitions in february 2017. Is it possible to view several type of competitions: HS225 HS140 HS134 HS130 HS100 What does those abbreviations means?