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1980s All-American Sports
USA by Year: 1980s
"This is the third in a series of quizzes on the people and events in the sports world in the 20th century."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 1985 the Chicago Bears drafted Clemson University defensive lineman William Perry, who was better known in the NFL by what nickname?
What are the names of the American twins who made Olympic history by finishing 1-2 in the Slalom event at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo?
Ingemar and Andreas Stenmark
Tommy and Timmy Moe
Bonnie and Barbie Blair
Phil and Steve Mahre
In 1989 pitcher Jim Abbott garnered headlines when he made his major league debut as a California Angel without having ever played in the minors. What physical feature also made Abbott notable?
He was deaf
He had a prosthetic leg
He had only one hand
He was only 5'1" tall
The 1984 NBA draft is thought to be one of the best of all time with four of the first-round picks later being named as the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of All Time. The four were Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon and a guard from Gonzaga University, who went on to a 20 year career with the Utah Jazz where he set the NBA record for career assists and steals. He is ____ .
Which tennis player (born in Hoboken, New Jersey) became the youngest male winner of a Grand Slam event when he won the 1989 French Open at the age of 17?
In 1980 this Pirate outfielder and first baseman was named "Sports Illustrated" magazine's Co-Sportsman of Year (along with the Steelers' Terry Bradshaw). Nicknamed "Pops", he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988, his first year of eligibility. Who is he?
In 1982 this runner set six world record at distances ranging from the mile to 10,000 meters and the same year received amateur athletics' top honor, the James E. Sullivan Award. Do you know the runner who failed to medal in three tries at the Olympics?
Which sports icon, who entered professional sports in the 1979-80 season, is nicknamed "The Great One"?
The first two women to win this event, Libby Riddles and Susan Butcher, did so back-to-back in 1985 and 1986. What did they win?
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
US Professional Pool Players Classic
North American Harness Racing Cup
National Hot Rod Association "Top Fuel" Race
In 1989 this nine-time NBA All-Star and former player-coach of the Seattle Supersonics was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player. In 1998 he became only the third player in NBA history to also be inducted as a coach. He is ____ .
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