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Korby's Connections: Test your sports knowledge with this quiz


January 3, 2020

Do you consider yourself a sports expert? Many of us would prefer to land on the orange space — sports and leisure — when we roll the dice and traverse onto a certain pie color in the Trivial Pursuit board game (rather than the brown arts and literature, for sure).

The following sports quiz will challenge both your short- and long-term memory on major and minor sports. So grab a piece of paper and a pencil. Good luck. If anyone gets all of these correct, we, at the Pine Knot, will be immensely impressed. Best wishes for 2020 to all sports enthusiasts.


The answers appear at the bottom of this page.


1. Who won the World Series in 2019?

2. Who won the World Series in 2018?

3. Who won the World Series in 2017?

4. Who was the American League batting champ in 2019?

5. Who was the National League batting champ in 2019?

6. Who led the American League in home runs in 2019?

7. Who led the National League in home runs in 2019?

8. Who led the Minnesota Twins in batting average in 2019?


9. Who won the first two Super Bowls?

10. Who won the 2019 Super Bowl?

11. Who won the 2018 Super Bowl?

12. Who won the 2017 Super Bowl?

13. Who is the all time career leader in rushing yards for the Minnesota Vikings?

14. Who is the total passing yardage leader in Vikings history?


15. Who won the Stanley cup in 2019?

16. Who won the Stanley cup in 2018?

17. Who won the Stanley cup in 2017?

18. Who is the second leading career goal scorer in NHL history?


19. Who were the NBA champs in 2019?

20. Who won the men’s NCAA basketball tourney in 2019?

21. Who won the WNBA championship in 2019?

22. Who won the Women’s NCAA basketball championship in 2019?

23. Who has more career points: Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, or Lebron James?

24. Who defeated the Cloquet Lumberjacks in the Minnesota 1963 Boys Basketball State Tournament championship game?


25. Who won the 2019 Masters tourney?

26. Who won the 2019 US Open?

27. Who won the 2019 Open Championship?

28. Who won the 2019 Cloquet Invitational?


29. Who won the Men’s 2019 Wimbledon singles championship?

30. Who won the Women’s 2019 Wimbledon singles championship?

Extra credit (worth two points): On the 55th anniversary of the event, who did the Scanlon Yankees defeat in the championship game of the 1965 Cloquet Majors Little League Baseball season? Who was the winning pitcher?


Answers Below:


to the quiz

1. Washington Nationals

2. Boston Red Sox

3. Houston Astros

4. Tim Anderson,

White Sox

5. Christian Yelich,


6. Jorge Soler, Royals

7. Pete Alonso, Mets

8. Nelson Cruz

9. Green Bay Packers

10. New England


11. Philadelphia Eagles

12. New England


13. Adrian Peterson

14. Fran Tarkenton

15. St. Louis Blues

16. Washington Capitals

17. Pittsburgh Penguins

18. Gordie Howe

19. Toronto Raptors

20. Virginia

21. Washington Mystics

22. Baylor

23. Jabbar

24. Marshall

25. Tiger Woods

26. Gary Woodland

27. Shane Lowry

28. Taylor Sundbom

29. Novak Djokovic

30. Simona Halep

Extra credit: Sunnyside Giants and Dave



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