Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Trivia and What's On Deck

Did you know...

...the last Caucasian American to be selected with the #1 pick in the NBA Draft was Kent Benson? The big man from Indiana was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks, who coincidentally would draft another white center with the first selection (Australian Andrew Bogut) years later.

...Randy Johnson has won five Cy Young awards? The Big Unit received his first honor in 1995 when he led the Seattle Mariners to a memorable and historic playoff run. As a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks Johnson won the Cy Young four straight times from 1999 - 2002.

...three college football programs are tied for the most Heisman Trophies. Notre Dame, Ohio State and Southern California have each had seven recipients for the award.

I love trivia, especially sports trivia. I'm going to make an effort in 2008 to include more interesting sports tidbits on this blog. Speaking of 2008, my next big article will examine every MLB team and analyze how each ballclub is shaping up entering the new year. Here's a sample. Can you guess which team this is? Better yet, can you fill in the blanks?

The ownership issue looms over the _____ as _____ prepares to cede its share of the team. Still, that hasn't stopped _____ from spending and, more importantly, contending. The reigning _____ Division winner snagged free agent OF _____ to bolster an already formidable lineup. RHP _____, who resigned during the 20007 campaign, leads one of the stronger rotations in the _____ League. _____ in his first season as _____ skipper once again proved there's a method to his madness by leading his team to a second-half surge. CF _____ is the best young player in the organization. Other prospects, most notably 3B _____, are years away from producing in the big leagues.

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