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Dempsey and Firpo Fight 2 Rounds | Dempsey Knocked Out Of Ring

The heavyweight fight between Jack Dempsey, the Manassa Mauler, and challenger Louis Firpo, the wild bull of the pampas, lasted less than two full rounds. Dempsey knocked Firpo down ten times, and Firpo at one point knocked Dempsey out of the ring.

The fight took place at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Ringside seats went for a paltry $27.50. What a bargain!

Muhammad Ali | Black Muslim | Evades Draft

Known as Cassius Clay, the man who always referred to himself as the greatest, started boxing at the age of 12. Clay fought as an amateur for six years and was victorious in 100 of his 108 fights. One highlight of his early career was winning the light-heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games. A great fighter with a lot of charisma, Clay beat Sonny Liston on February 24, 1964 to become the World heavyweight champ. The following day, Clay told the press that he had become a Black Muslim and had taken the name Muhammad Ali. Continue reading Muhammad Ali | Black Muslim | Evades Draft

Hector ”Macho” Comacho Spent $2,700 For Outfit | Odd Trivia

Last of the Big Spenders

Hector ”Macho” Comacho spent $2,700 for an outfit before one of his fights. He purchased sequined turquoise trunks with a matching robe and cape. Part of the outfit was stolen before the fight, and he had to wear a pair of white trunks with ”Bronx” written on them. Continue reading Hector ”Macho” Comacho Spent $2,700 For Outfit | Odd Trivia

”Smokin’ Joe” Frazier Knocks Out Buster Mathis | Trivia

Frazier New World Heavyweight Champ – Knocks out Buster Mathis

March 4, 1968 – ”Smokin’” Joe Frazier was declared the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion by the states of New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Illinois after defeating Buster Mathis in a tenth – round knockout. Continue reading ”Smokin’ Joe” Frazier Knocks Out Buster Mathis | Trivia

Met Fans vs. Yankee Fans | Baseball Trivia

Met vs. Yankee Fans

Tom Rywick, who was a psychologist at SUNY College of Fredonia, reported the results of a questionnaire distributed to people in New York State. The primary motivation for the survey was to find out if Met and Yankee fans had similar likes and dislikes, or if they were different kinds of people. The results showed that people under the age of 25 tend to either like or dislike both teams, while older fans usually prefer one team over the other. Continue reading Met Fans vs. Yankee Fans | Baseball Trivia

Funny Baseball Trivia | Midget Pinch Hitters and More

FUNNY BUSINESS

Eddie Gaedel – A midget who was used as a pinch-hitter for the St.Louis Browns in 1951. Owner Bill Veeck used Gaedel as a promotional gimmick.

Charlet Finley – The maverick owner of the Kansas City Athletics introduced a mechanical rabbit named Harvey who brought baseballs to the home-plate umpire. Finley also had sheep grazing between the right field fence and the outer wall to keep the grass trim. Continue reading Funny Baseball Trivia | Midget Pinch Hitters and More

Yogi Berra Trivia | Funny Man Of Baseball | Big Snoz

Yogi Berra the Funny Man of Baseball

# Yogi’s been chided for years for his short, pudgy stature and long snoz. As a young boy someone asked him how he liked school. ”Closed”, Berra replied.
# When honored by fans his rookie season, he said, ”I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.” Continue reading Yogi Berra Trivia | Funny Man Of Baseball | Big Snoz

Remember the Albany Patroons? | Capital Region Sports Trivia

Remember the Albany Patroons?

They could have been called the Albany Leprechauns, but fans chose ”Patroons” in the name-the-team contest (patroons were Dutch landowners during Albany’s history). They were an expansion franchise in the Continental Basketball Association. They played their first game in 1982. Former Niskayuna High School stars John Leonard and Dan Terwilliger were on the team. Dean Meminger, a former college star, who played for Al McGuire at Marquette, was the coach.

Meminger’s ten-man squad won their first game 136-116 over the Maine Lumberjacks in a road game on December 1st. Then they came home and played before 2,632 fans who braved the cold weather and packed the Washington Armory. Many Niskayuna fans were on hand. Governor Hugh Carey, Governor elect Mario Cuomo and Albany Mayor Erastus Corning spoke and proclaimed December 3, 1982 ”Albany Patroons Day.” Continue reading Remember the Albany Patroons? | Capital Region Sports Trivia