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New York Sports Trivia
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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

* In 1938-39, Henry Armstrong won three world titles in three different divisions, all in NYC, making Homicide Hank boxing's only simultaneous triple-crown champ

* Twin brothers Ed and Lou Banach of Port Jervis have a lot in common, especially in wrestling; they were high school state champions, national champions in college and gold medalists at the 1984 Olympics

* 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

* Before Babe Ruth even started playing baseball, the Giants were the marquee team and pitcher Christy Mathewson, who won 30-plus games four times and 20-plus games nine times, was the toast of the town...and the nation

* 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.

Price: Canada $14.95    U.S.A. $14.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-897277-66-9
ISBN-10: 1-897277-66-0
Page Count: 224
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"