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1. 1951: The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing was in its second season. Eventual season champion Herb Thomas traded car owners four times during the season.
How many different manufacturers did he drive for?
2. LeGarrette Blount was outrightly released by what team in 2014, that allowed him to join the eventual National Football League champion New England Patriots?
3. During the 2008-09 season the Lakers and the Grizzlies swapped Gasol brothers. The Lakers went on to win the championship. What sport was this?
4. Both teams in the 2005 National Basketball Association finals had made mid-season trades to help them get ahead. The champions brought in Nazr Mohammed while the team that lost brought in Carlos Arroyo. Which team lost the series?
5. Jose Canseco, a former member of the "Bash Brothers," was traded after the Major League Baseball trade deadline in 2000, which resulted in needing to clear waivers. Did he clear waivers and end up with the Blue Jays?
6. The Boston Red Sox hadn't won a World Series title since 1918, so trading away an all-star seemed an odd move in 2004. The baseball team acquired defensive stalwarts Doug Mientkiewicz and Orlando Cabrera in exchange for what short stop?
7. BASEBALL: Two-time home run champion Cecil Fielder was shipped from Detroit to New York at the trading deadline during which Yankees championship run?
8. The National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Brad Stuart prior to winning what championship trophy in 2008?
9. In a unique deal futbol (soccer) star David Beckham was traded back and forth between European club AC Milan and the Major League Soccer team L.A. Galaxy. Did he win a championship with either team he split the 2011 season with?
10. Auto Racing: Buck Baker won back-to-back NASCAR titles in 1956 and 57. Over the course of the two seasons he drove for five different team owners. Which season did he drive for more owners?
Source: Author Shadowmyst2004
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