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SPORTS TRIVIA 02-26
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, February 25, 2013 5:31 PM

Trivia

Q:  With Daytona 500 polesitter Danica Patrick becoming the first female driver to lead the Great American Race Sunday, name the first women to drive in NASCAR's signature event.

A: After competing in the first-ever NASCAR race at Charlotte, N.C., in 1949, Sara Christian was joined by Ethel Mobley and Louise Smith in the second official race at the Daytona Beach Road Course. Mobley finished 11th to top the three women. 


Today in … 

1914 – The Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play an exhibition baseball game before King George V at the Chelsea Football Grounds in London. The Sox win, 5-4 in 11 innings on a homer by Tom Daly, who was born a British subject in New Brunswick, Canada. Daly will appear in 244 major league games over eight seasons with the White Sox, Indians and Cubs – and will never hit a regular season home run. The two clubs return to the U.S. Aboard the Lusitania. A German submarine will sink that ship during World War I, on May 17, 1915, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people on board, most of them civilians.


Birthdays

Tigers Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg, born 1911. Cavs forward Bobby (Bingo) Smith, born 1946.