Q: On this date in 1980: Magic Johnson scored 42 points in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Only one rookie since then has scored 40 in a playoff game. Who was it?
A: Chuck Person of Indiana (40 against Atlanta in 1987)
Q: Born on this date: The opposing manager in the first game in Royals’ history. Who was it?
A: Billy Martin
Q: Born on this date: The man who holds the Super Bowl record for rushing yards in a game by a player on the losing team. Who is it?
A: Thurman Thomas
Q: Who was the NFL's career rushing leader before Jim Brown?
A: Joe Perry
Q: Who surrendered George Brett's first career homerun?
A: Ferguson Jenkins
Q: What trio has the most NBA Playoff wins?
A: Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Cooper
Q: Royals with 19 hits and no homeruns last night. Since 1920, what is the record for hits by a team in a game without a homerun?
Q: On this date in 1977: Jim Colborn threw a no-hitter for the Royals. He was acquired from Milwaukee with Darrell Porter for Jamie Quirk, Jim Wohlford and a Player To Be Named Later. Who was it?
A: Bob McClure
Q: Andrew Wiggins is a native of Toronto, Ontario. Among Canadian-born players, who has the most career NBA points?
A: Rick Fox
Q: Alex Cobb of the Rays became the second pitcher ever to have 13 strikeouts in a start lasting five innings or less. Who else did it?
A: Zack Greinke last year
Q: What player holds the Angels’ franchise record for stolen bases in a season?
A: Mickey Rivers (70 in 1975)
Q: Royals’ record for strikeouts in a start lasting fewer than five innings is nine. Who holds that record?
A: Danny Duffy in 2011
Q: The highest NFL Draft pick ever used on a KC-born player was used to select this man, who celebrates a birthday today. Who is it?
A: Bruce Pickens (3rd in 1993)
Q: Baltimore’s Jim Johnson has converted his last 34 save opportunities. That’s the longest current streak in the majors. Who has the second longest active streak?
A: Grant Balfour with 23
Q: Only two head coaches older than George Karl have won NBA Coach of the Year. Who was the oldest?
A: Hubie Brown of Memphis in 2004 (70)
Q: Since 1920, only two Hall of Famers have had four hits in their big-league debut. Willie McCovey was one. The other occurred on this date. Who was it?
A: Kirby Puckett in 1984
Q: Who is the only pitcher to get three hits while tossing a perfect game?
A: Catfish Hunter in 1968
Q: How many coaches have been named NBA Coach of the Year in back-to-back seasons?