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Reference Trivia

New York Sports Trivia

by (author) Ed Maloney & J. Alexander Poulton

Editions de la Montagne Verte
Initial publish date
Oct 2011
Trivia, Reference, History
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    Oct 2011
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New York, arguably one of the sporting world's greatest meccas can boast legendary sports records and larger-than-life athletes. Sure to entertain, New York Sports Trivia tells all about the state's sporting history: * The Giants last-second win over Buffalo in Super Bowl XXV was the most exciting in the team's storied history, that is until 2008, when they bumped off undefeated New England to win Super Bowl XLII * Most Yankees team batting records were set decades ago by Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle, but in September 2009, Derek Jeter passed the Iron Horse and became the Bronx Bombers' all-time hits leader * Syracuse University produced four great running backs in the '50s and '60s--Jim Brown, Larry Csonka and Floyd Little made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Ernie Davis won the Heisman Trophy * Knicks center Willis Reed's heroic play in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA finals was so dramatic that it overshadowed what was already a career year for him and a record-setting regular season for the team * The glow of winning a gold medal with the USA's 1980 hockey team lasted a lot longer for defenseman Ken Murrow than for his teammates; he joined the New York Islanders, who capped Morrow's rookie season with the first of their four consecutive Stanley Cups.

About the authors

Ed Maloney's profile page

Arpon Basu had said since the age of eight that he would one day make the National Hockey League. Any chance of that happening, came to a crashing halt when, at 15 when he realized he was completely devoid of any talent. He earned a graduate journalism degree from Concordia University and went straight to a sports-writing job with the Canadian Press. The first time he walked into the Montréal Canadiens dressing room as a giddy cub reporter, Basu nearly fell over as it dawned on him that, despite his ineptitude on the ice, he had in fact been telling the truth as a dreamy-eyed eight-year-old.Basu covers sports for the Canadian Press in Montréal and writes a weekly sports column for the Montréal Gazette. He is also editor of Montréal’s South Shore, The St-Lambert Journal.

J. Alexander Poulton's profile page

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