Cleveland Sports Trivia

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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 3:28 PM
posted by Gardens35

Anyhowz, the answer is 4.


 I yield to the next gentlemen who has a question.



Al Bundy edged me out for closest.


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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 3:38 PM

Here are my questions of the day:

- In 1955, what slugger hit the final 18 home runs of his career as a member of the Indians, bringing his Hall of Fame career total to 369? (hint: Heretic might know this one)

- In September of 1978, what former Cowboys and Redskins running back did the Browns coax out of retirement?


Bonus: What stalwart OCer is celebrating his 68th birthday today?

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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 4:13 PM
posted by BRF

Here are my questions of the day:

- In 1955, what slugger hit the final 18 home runs of his career as a member of the Indians, bringing his Hall of Fame career total to 369? (hint: Heretic might know this one)

- In September of 1978, what former Cowboys and Redskins running back did the Browns coax out of retirement?


Bonus: What stalwart OCer is celebrating his 68th birthday today?

It was saying this thread was locked?


Ralph Kiner

Justincredible 


BRF Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 4:18 PM

Ralph Kiner is correct!

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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 4:22 PM
posted by Ironman92

It was saying this thread was locked?



I wondered where the responses were. 
cat_lover Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 4:32 PM

Calvin Hill is the RB.
I'll guess BRF is the Birthday Boy.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 4:33 PM

Calvin Hill ?

BRF Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 4:37 PM
posted by cat_lover

Calvin Hill is the RB.
I'll guess BRF is the Birthday Boy.

Ding Ding!


Quaker Oats: Looks like cat_lover edged you out by one minute  


Gardens35 Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:16 PM

Calvin Hill.


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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 11:32 AM

Three Cavaliers Questions:


1. Cavs were 1of 3 expansion teams in 1970, name the other 2.


2. Cavs began their first season with a losing streak of how many games?


3. Who was the Cavs very first draft pick (it wasn't Austin Carr)?

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 1:07 PM

I’ll guess 1:

Cleveland, Portland and Milwaukee?

Gardens35 Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 1:46 PM

Portland is correct, Milwaukee isn't.



QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 1:49 PM

Seattle


14 games


tip of my tongue ..............I recall some of the lineup:  John Johnson, Walt Wesley, Bingo Smith ......



....add Butch Beard too I think

Gardens35 Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 1:57 PM

14 is close, but not correct.


ONE of those three players you mentioned was the 1st pick.


BRF Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 1:58 PM

Just got here and I know it’s John Johnson. 

I went to some games at the old Cleveland Arena. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 2:01 PM

Read a good book recently by Terry Pluto about those early years and up through the Price/Daugherty/Harper era ......


The Cleveland arena was so dumpy that visiting players walked back across the street to their hotel to take their showers after the game.

Gardens35 Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 2:15 PM

"JJ" John Johnson is correct.


Gardens35 Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 2:17 PM

Sorry, just saw SEATTLE as an answer, Seattle is not it.


Gardens35 Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 2:21 PM

*Clue*


The other 1970 expansion team moved to another city in 1978.


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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 2:46 PM

Buffalo.

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