Dayton and Miami
Valley Sports Trivia
What was the name of Dayton's charter member
baseball team in the Negro National League?
What was the name of the baseball team that Howard
"Ducky" Holmes managed?
A. The Dayton Ducks
What are the names of the two professional Baseball Hall of
Fame players who are from the Miami Valley?
A. Jesse Haines and Mike Schmidt
How many Dayton sports writers have been inducted into the
Baseball Writers Hall of Fame in Cooperstown?
A. 3 - Dayton Daily News writers; Sy Burick, Ritter
Collett, and Hal McCoy.
Dayton is the only city without a major league baseball team that has that many sports
writers inducted into Cooperstown.
The first Soap Box Derby race was held on what street?
A. Hilltop Avenue, in Oakwood
When the Soap Box Derby race became official and was
expanded, what street in Dayton hosted the race?
A. Burkhardt Avenue near Smithville Road
Who was the Dayton Daily News photographer who is credited
with organizing the Soap Box Derby?
A. Myron E. "Scottie" Scott
What was the name of the Dayton professional football team
that was one of the four charter members of the professional football league that became
the National Football League (NFL).
On October 3, 1920 the first game matching two teams of the
football league that became the NFL was held in
A. Dayton at Triangle Park
In the first game matching two teams of the football league
that became the NFL, who scored the first touchdown?
A. Halfback, Lou Partlow, of the Dayton Triangles
Who was the Dayton Triangles representative at league
meetings and served the NFL for 21 years?
A. Carl "Scummy" Storck
Where will you find three of Orville Wright's bicycle
A. The Bicycle Shop at Carillon Historical Park
Where can you see a three-man "Dayton Triplet"
pacer racing bicycle?
A. The Dayton Cyclery at Carillon Historical Park
Who built the "999" race car that was first raced
on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds track?
A. Henry Ford
In 1904, the world record for miles covered riding a
bicycle within one hour was set by "Woody" Hedspath, at
A. the Coliseum at Fairview Park in Dayton
What was the name of the sports writer and sports
entrepreneur who brought professional hockey to Dayton?
A. "Lefty" McFadden
What Daytonian is considered "the best 400 meter
hurdler of all time?"
A. Edwin Moses
What Dayton High School was the first to win an Ohio State
Boys' Basketball Championships and in what year?
A. Stivers High School won the first "sanctioned"
State Basketball Championship in 1924, and then followed with consecutive titles in
In what year did Dunbar High School win the first Ohio High
School Athletic Association Division II girl's champion?
In the Division II Ohio State High School Girls
Championship game that Dunbar High School won, what record was set?
A. Most points scored by a winning team in a championship
game -- points 73. (Both teams totaled 132 points.)