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Reference Trivia

Washington Sports Trivia

by (author) Greg Oberst & J. Alexander Poulton

Editions de la Montagne Verte
Initial publish date
Apr 2010
Trivia, Reference
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
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Essential information and outrageous anecdotes...a must-read for every true Washington sports fan that showcases the long-standing rivalries, quirky characters and memorable moments of both amateur and pro sports in Washington State: * Mariners Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. were the first father-son duo to play together on the same major-league team; they also hit back-to-back homers * Sports Illustrated once called bowling's first Million Dollar Man, Earl Anthony of Tacoma, "the second greatest athlete from the state of Washington," behind only the great John Stockton of Zags and Utah Jazz * In 1930, Orin E. "Babe" Hollingbery led the WSU Cougars football team to the Rose Bowl, their last appearance in that bowl game for 67 years * Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Freddie Ljungberg is perhaps as famous for modeling Calvin Klein underwear as he is for his work on the soccer field * At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the UW Huskies rowing crew took gold medals in shocking victories over the Germans and Italians, much to the ire of Adolf Hitler * Only in Seattle could an indoor NBA game get rained out--on January 5, 1986, the Sonics were playing the Phoenix Suns at the aging, leaky Seattle Center Coliseum. * And much more.

About the authors

LISA WOJNA has worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist and has travelled all over Canada, from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia, and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it's the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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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.

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