Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sports for Kids
|If I said the Celtics, the Red Sox and the Bruins, what city's teams would I be talking about?||Sports Teams for Kids
Boston. The Boston Red Sox play baseball. The Boston Celtics play basketball and the Boston Bruins play Hockey.
t. The Miami Dolphins play football in Miami, Florida. Miami also has a basketball team called the Heat.
Basketball. Philadelphia is in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is in Philadelphia.
Hockey. The Detroit Red Wings play ice hockey. Some people call Detroit, Michigan 'hockeytown'.
Bulls. Michael Jordan was in the movie "Space Jam". Chicago is a city in Illinois.
false. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play football. The ice hockey team in Tampa Bay is called the Lightning.
Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys are sometimes referred to as "America's Team". Dallas is in Texas.
New York. The New York Yankees are a very famous baseball team. The Atlanta baseball team is the Braves.
Basketball. Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant have played basketball for the Lakers. They play at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
|What world-wide sporting competition is held every four years for athletes from every country to compete in summer and winter sports?||Easy Sports For Kids
The Olympics. The Summer Olympics were held in 2004 in Athens, Greece which is considered the original home of the Olympic Games. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896.
Hall of Fame (Different name for each sport, Coliseum, Museum of Sports). The Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown, New York. The Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio. The Basketball Hall of Fame is in Springfield, Massachusetts. These are very popular tourist attractions.
Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods has established himself as one of the greatest golfers of all time. He was ranked number one for 5 straight years. Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were the top players in the 1960's.
|Based on the number of people who play it, what is the most popular sport in the world?||Easy Sports For Kids
Soccer. Soccer is played by millions of people in almost every country in the world. Famous soccer players are Pele and David Beckham.
|What is the football player called in American football that receives the ball at the start of the play and can throw the ball?||Easy Sports For Kids
Quarterback. The quarterback is usually the star of the team because he runs the offense and makes the most exciting plays. Famous quarterbacks include Johnny Unitas, John Elway, and Dan Marino.
Badminton. The shuttlecock is also called a birdie by many people. Badminton is fun to play even in your yard.
Baseball. The rules of softball are almost identical to baseball. A softball is bigger, the field usually smaller, and pitching is usually underhanded.
Detroit Tigers. All the other teams made it to the playoffs in 2003. The Tigers unfortunately finished the season with one of the worst records in baseball. They finished the 2003 season with a record of 43-119. Never give up as some people say! Through some trades prior to the 2004 season, including catcher Pudge Rodgriguez, the Tigers had started their 2004 season with 14 wins already in their first 30 games!
Nolan Ryan. A no-hitter means that a pitcher did not allow a hit in the entire game. Nolan Ryan was the only pitcher listed here, and was nicknamed, "The Ryan Express". He played for 27 years in Major League baseball with four different teams. When he retired, he was the number one pitcher of all-time with over 5,700 strikeouts. He was so great, that baseball picked him for the Hall of Fame.
Ty Cobb-The Georgia Peach. Ty Cobb was the only player of these listed, who was born in Georgia. He was born in Narrows, Georgia, way back in 1886, and died in the same state in 1961. Ty Cobb was well known in baseball as the 'Georgia Peach', and held the stolen base record for almost 50 years, and even batted over .400 in a season.
Barry Bonds. The others listed were all pitchers. Barry Bonds played for the San Francisco Giants, and hit his 661st career home run in 2004. Barry began his career way back in 1986 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and then went to the Giants in 1993. Barry's godfather, whom he passed with this 661st home run, was the famous Willie Mays who retired with 660 career home runs. Willie Mays also played for the Giants, and retired from baseball in 1973.
New York Yankees. Mickey began his career with the Yankees in 1951, and did not play for any other team. The Yankees' uniform was known as the 'pinstripes', and Mickey played in the pinstripes for 18 years. Mickey hit 536 home runs in his career.
The batter is out. Anytime a batter steps out of the batter's box while contact with the bat is being made, the batter is out. This rule was started in Major League Baseball in 1919. This rule also applies to softball.
That a player moved to the next base during a pitch. Ty Cobb was the stolen base king of early baseball. He once stole 96 bases in a single season, which his record stood for almost 50 years until a Los Angeles Dodger, Maury Wills, broke his record with 104 in one season.
Babe Ruth. George Herman Ruth, also known as the 'Bambino' and the 'Babe', was one of baseball's greatest hitters. Coming from a broken home in his young age, he found his purpose in playing baseball. The 'Bambino' hit 714 home runs in his career, including hitting a record breaking 60 home runs in 1927 with the New York Yankees. It was not until 1961, when Yankee Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in a season that broke Ruth's record.
eleven. Each team has eleven players that start the game, and there are also five players on the bench. Players can be substituted during the match.
|What name is given to the person in charge of making sure the rules are not broken in the game?||UK Football for Kids
Referee. The referee is there to make sure the game is fair and the rules are not broken. Sometimes fans and players disagree with the referee's decision.
Yellow and Red. A yellow card is shown for a warning and the red card is shown to send a player off. A red card will be shown if a player recieves two yellow cards.
Three. A team gets three points for a victory, one point if it's a draw and no points if they lose.
45 minutes. Each half is 45 minutes, there is 15 minutes of half time for the players to rest and for the manager to give instructions to his team.
Substitute. A player may be substituted if he is injured, tired or not playing very well.
Goalkeeper. It is the goalkeeper's job to save the shots on goal by the other team.