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71) Who joined Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Honus Wagner in the MLB Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 1936?

Christopher "Christy" Mathewson, nicknamed "Big Six", "The Christian Gentleman", and "The Gentleman's Hurler" played 17 seasons with the New York Giants. He was among the most dominant pitchers of his (or any) era and ranks in the all-time top-10 in major pitching categories including wins, shutouts, and ERA. Mathewson was posthumously elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.

72) What sports league awards the Art Ross trophy to the player who leads the league in points?

The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League (NHL) player who leads the league in points at the end of the regular season.

73) What MLB player was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Lou Gehrig's then-record streak of consecutive games played ended on May 2, 1939, when he voluntarily took himself out of the lineup after his play was hampered by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neuromuscular disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease forced him to retire at age 36 and was the cause of his death two years later.

74) Who was the first head coach of the Dallas Cowboys?

Tom Landry was the only head coach the Cowboys knew in their first 29 seasons. He invented the now popular 4-3 defense, and the "flex defense" system made famous by his "Doomsday Defense" squads. During his tenure, Dallas won two Super Bowls and reached three more while posting a winning record for 20 straight seasons.

75) Why was New York Yankees pitcher David Winfield arrested on April 4, 1983?

On April 4, 1983, David Winfield of the New York Yankees was warming up for another inning against the Toronto Blue Jays when he accidentally struck and killed a seagull with the ball. Later in the day, Winfield was actually arrested by Toronto Police for cruelty to animals. Needless to say, these charges didn't hold up and were dropped the next day.

76) How long did Roger Bannister hold the world record in the mile?

On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute barrier, running the mile in 3:59.4. Just 46 days later, on 21 June in Turku, Finland, Bannister's record was broken by his rival John Landy with a time of 3:57.9.

77) Where were the Utah Jazz originally located?

The Utah Jazz were founded in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz, an expansion team based in New Orleans, Louisiana; the Jazz moved to Salt Lake City in 1979.

78) How many dimples does the average golf ball have?

The average golf ball has 336 dimples. Originally, golf balls were smooth, but golfers noticed that older, beat-up balls seemed to fly farther. Eventually, someone realized that the nicks and cuts were acting as "turbulators", reducing drag, and manufacturers began producing balls with dimples.

79) What NBA team temporarily moved to Oklahoma City in 2005?

Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the New Orleans Hornets temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City, where they spent two seasons officially known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. The team returned to New Orleans full-time for the 2007-08 season.

80) How many winning seasons did the Philadelphia Phillies have from 1918 to 1949?

From 1918 to 1949, the Philadelphia Phillies had only one winning season.