We have played this game twice before. This 3rdedition is an “Athletes Only”version. The game, as before, is quick, simple, and enjoyable. If given a few clues, can you guess the names of two famous people? Remember: the LAST name of one famous person will always be the FIRST name of the other famous person.
For example: a) Who was the 3rdPresident of the United States? And: b) Who was the President of the Confederacy during the American Civil War? Answers: Thomas Jefferson (see above) and Jefferson Davis.
This is a game, not a test for a grade or a contest to win money or prizes. Give these 10 pairs of questions a try. The answers will follow the 10 question combinations. I hope you have some fun.
- a) Who won the most games as a Philadelphia Phillies pitcher? Also, he won the Cy Young Award 4 times. And: b) He was a Hall of Fame catcher who played for the Red Sox and White Sox.
- a) Who struck out the most batters in a career (5,714), and pitched 7 no-hitters? And: b) He was the Phillies first baseman from 2004 – 2016, and he was the National League’s MVP in 2006?
- a) He was the Brooklyn Dodger Executive who signed Jackie Robinson to a Major League contract and, thus, integrated MLB. And: b) He had the most stolen bases in a season (130) and in a career (1,406)?
- a) He was the great Kansas City Royals 3rd He was the AL’s MVP in 1980. And: b) He played MLB from 1992 to 2005, mostly for Cincinnati and Seattle. His Grandfather, Father, and Brother also played MLB.
- a) He broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record. And: b) He played MLB from 1997 to 2009 with the most time in Cincinnati. His Grandfather, Father, and brother also played MLB.
- a) He played for the Baltimore Orioles and won 16 Gold Gloves at third base. And: b) He is in his 14thyear having played for the New York Yankees and, now, the Seattle Mariners.
- a) He played Basketball for the Boston Celtics and won 11 Championships in a 13 year career.And: b) He plays in the NBA for the Oklahoma City Thunder and has averaged a triple double in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
- a) He is the best “small forward” in the NBA’s history. And: b) He played basketball at small forward in LA with Magic and Kareem.
- a) He played in the NBA for 14 years (usually for the Golden State Warriors), was a fine scorer, and shot free throws underhand. And: b) Played 10 years in the NFL. As a running back, he is 3rdin running yards for career. Gained 1,000+ yards every season; once had over 2,000 years in single year. VERY fast and elusive.
10. “Sweetness” (his nickname) was the Chicago Bears greatest player ever. And: b) This NFL QB played 18 years and won a Super Bowl, but he was great in commercials and on Saturday Night Live, too.
- Steve Carlton and Carlton Fisk
- Nolan Ryan and Ryan Howard
- Branch Rickey and Rickey Henderson
- George Brett and Bret Boone
- Hank Aaron and Aaron Boone
- Brooks Robinson and Robinson Cano
7. Bill Russell and Russell Westbrook
8. LeBron James and James Worthy
9. Rick Barry and Barry Sanders
10) Walter Payton and Peyton Manning