Sports fans usually love sports trivia. Whether it is major league baseball
or Nascar, people love to know statistics and facts about their favorite
Most Nascar fans know their sports trivia. But do you know who the first
father and son duo was to win the Winston Cup Championships? It was the
Pettys, Lee and his son Richard. Lee won the championship in 1954, 1958
and 1959. Richard won shortly after that in 1964 and followed it up with
six more championships over the years. Lee Petty was also the first winner
of the Daytona 500 back in 1959. Do you know the first driver to win consecutive
Winston Cup Championships? It was Buck Baker. Buck, a former city bus driver,
won the championships back to back in 1956 and 1957.
Baseball fans are mad about sports trivia. There are so many statistics
in baseball, yet fans cannot seem to get enough. For example, the triple
crown award for hitting in baseball is given to the player who leads the
league in batting average, home runs, and RBIs (runs batted in). It is a
very difficult accomplishment. The last player to be awarded the triple
crown was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Football is also filled with sports trivia. Did you know that Dan Marino
had 56 games in which he passed for more than 300 yards? Bill Groman, back
in 1960, was a rookie receiver when he gain 1,473 yards in a single year.
Do you know what National Football League player has the dubious distinction
of being the most sacked quarterback? It is John Elway. How about the team
that allowed the fewest yards rushing in a single season? The 1942 Chicago
Bears only allowed 519 yards rushing the entire season. On the other end
of the spectrum, the 1978 Buffalo Bills allowed 3,228 in one season, the
most by any team.