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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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For those people who are into sports trivia I have a great question .

Who was the first player in the Hispanic Players Hall of Fame ?

Hint: This player is regarded by 99% of baseball experts to be in the top 10 of all time .Many have him as # 1 .
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Old July 27th, 2011, 09:23 PM
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I would think Roberto Clemente.

A sports trivia question for you (no googling):

Who won the first Heisman Trophy, what school did he play for, and what football conference?
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I would think Roberto Clemente.

A sports trivia question for you (no googling):

Who won the first Heisman Trophy, what school did he play for, and what football conference?

Clemente was my wifes guess but that was incorrect .This players last game was in 1960 and his surname is not hispanic .


Re your football question ,I have no idea .My football knowledge is minimal.
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I would think Roberto Clemente.

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Who won the first Heisman Trophy, what school did he play for, and what football conference?
Jay Berwanger - University of Chicago - Big 10 Conference
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I never knew Clemente played football. I thought he only played baseball. My guess would have been Clemente as well.

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Now I realize Marc, that you had two separate questions. Guess I was also wrong on my Clemente guess.

I haven't a clue who won the first Heisman Trophy because I'm not that heavy into football.

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Jay Berwanger - University of Chicago - Big 10 Conference

Ted Williams is correct .I have heard of Jay Berwanger .I believe he played in the 1930's .
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Ted Williams was Hispanic was that a well known fact when he played..the Boston Red Soxs were the last team in major league baseball to integrate because of the owner's racial views..just ask Jim Rice
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Ted Williams was Hispanic was that a well known fact when he played..the Boston Red Soxs were the last team in major league baseball to integrate because of the owner's racial views..just ask Jim Rice
His mother was hispanic . I was not aware of this until reading it yesterday .

Its similiar to Reginald Martinez Jackson and Bernie Williams .
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Henry..thanks for teaching me about that..Latin baseball players were accepted in the major leagues long before Jackie Robinson..many Black ballplayers tried to pass as Latin..by the time Reggie made it to the big leagues it did not matter..fyi Bernie Williams after his retirement has made a very nice transistion as a smooth jazz guitarist (much like Wayman Tisdale of the NBA)
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Henry..thanks for teaching me about that..Latin baseball players were accepted in the major leagues long before Jackie Robinson..many Black ballplayers tried to pass as Latin..by the time Reggie made it to the big leagues it did not matter..fyi Bernie Williams after his retirement has made a very nice transistion as a smooth jazz guitarist (much like Wayman Tisdale of the NBA)


I saw Bernie Williams in concert last year .
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Jay Berwanger - University of Chicago - Big 10 Conference
Correct! He was also the first person ever drafted in the NFL draft.

U of C was a football powerhouse into the 30s. You might know their coach, Amos Alonzo Stagg. I think they still own the record for most lopsided defeat of t.u.: 68-0.
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Correct! He was also the first person ever drafted in the NFL draft.

U of C was a football powerhouse into the 30s. You might know their coach, Amos Alonzo Stagg. I think they still own the record for most lopsided defeat of t.u.: 68-0.

A few years ago I discovered that one of my neighbors was a childhood friend .He proudly told me that his son was a professional football player ,a QB with the Jets and previously with the Dolphins .Alas my knowledge of football is nearly nil .
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Henry, I used to be a baseball fan; I would bleed Dodger Blue. We had the same infield for nine straight years. Almost all of their players came uo from their AAA team Albuquerque Dukes. You collected cards and kept them as your team was same every year. Sandy Kougax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills. Same annoouncer for 50 years.

Then, the 1997 strike; I gave up on baseball. It didn't help that teams turned over players every year thanks to Steinbrunner. Last game I ever saw in person was in 1979 when Phillies beat Cubs 23-22 in 10 innings. Kingman had three homers and Schmidt had four (IIRC). Billy Buckner hit a grand slam. Lots of good baseball memories but I won't go to a game or even watch on TV anymore.

College football is my game of choice.
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Then, the 1997 strike; I gave up on baseball.
Don't you mean the 1994-1995 strike?
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Marc...try attending a minor league (AAA) game..lots of fun, cheap seats, great food, good baseball..it might bring back your passion, at least for 1 afternoon
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Henry, I used to be a baseball fan; I would bleed Dodger Blue. We had the same infield for nine straight years. Almost all of their players came uo from their AAA team Albuquerque Dukes. You collected cards and kept them as your team was same every year. Sandy Kougax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills. Same annoouncer for 50 years.

Then, the 1997 strike; I gave up on baseball. It didn't help that teams turned over players every year thanks to Steinbrunner. Last game I ever saw in person was in 1979 when Phillies beat Cubs 23-22 in 10 innings. Kingman had three homers and Schmidt had four (IIRC). Billy Buckner hit a grand slam. Lots of good baseball memories but I won't go to a game or even watch on TV anymore.

College football is my game of choice.
I grew up in Brooklyn ,5 blocks from Ebbets Field but I did not go to a baseball game until 1962 and that was at Yankee Stadium.
In the mid 60's I got friendly with a guy playing for the Red Sox and became a fan .Now I root for the Sox and the Mets .
The only other sport I actively watch is basketball.
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Marc...try attending a minor league (AAA) game..lots of fun, cheap seats, great food, good baseball..it might bring back your passion, at least for 1 afternoon
On a sunny sunday afternoon I often go to an LI Ducks game .Its not a minor league team but an Independent league .Many of the players were at one time in the major leagues .

For $12 you can get a front row box seat .Parking is free .
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Marc...try attending a minor league (AAA) game..lots of fun, cheap seats, great food, good baseball..it might bring back your passion, at least for 1 afternoon
I have gone to a few minor league games; both in Colorado Springs and here in Huntsville. They are much more enjoyable.
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Ahhh........Amos Alonzo Stagg. If you are a fan of NCAA Division 3 football, the title game is called the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. For the past 10 years or so, the two teams vying for the Division 3 National Title have been either Mount Union or University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Whitewater is the current D3 national champ. My neighbor's son played for Whitewater for 4 years as a tight end.........he was there for 4 national title games and they won I believe 2 of those 4 against Mount Union when he was playing for them.
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D3 football is the best because the players play for the love of the game..when I lived in Fargo, North Dakota State was a powerhouse D2 championship team and it was more fun going to their home games then to Syracuse University D1 games
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There is a Professional sport that has been around since the 19th.century that gets no recognition by sports fans even though its played all over the world .
The USA championship will be held in NYC August 20 and August 21 . Does anyone know what sport I am referring to ?
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Henry, I had to do some serious searches! I think you are talking about "beach tennis" . Am I even close???
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Henry, I had to do some serious searches! I think you are talking about "beach tennis" . Am I even close???

No ,not beach tennis .This is a game played on concrete .
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Is it roller hockey?

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is it stickball ?
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No ,not stickball .Its a sport that is played primarily in the US and Ireland ,however it is played in other countries as well .
ESPN has broadcast championship games over the years .

This year the championship tournament will be 5 days beginning August 3 and ending August 8 . I incorrectly posted the wrong dates .I was corrected by a friend of mine who was the United States champion from 1964-1966 .The reason that its 5 days is that there is a Mens tournament and a Womens .Within these are singles and doubles -similiar to tennis.
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