Sports Subcategories Historically Speaking

Can you name the questions about each sports subcategory from a historical perspective?

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The first organized motor race in the United States occurred in 1878 in what state (and sponsored by the state legislature)?Auto Racing
What team is considered the most successful team to have played in the Negro Leagues before the integration of baseball?Baseball
The Harlem Globetrotters were founded in what city?Basketball
What is it recorded as when a batsman retires without the permission of an umpire or the opposing captain?Cricket
What US President threatened to ban Football if safety standards and better rules were not put in place due to the high number of player fatalities?American Football
How many holes did the oldest existing golf course, the Old Course at St. Andrews have before it was modified to have the modern 18?Golf
What city is the birthplace of organized Ice Hockey?Hockey
Harold Olsen, who came up with the idea for the original tournament in 1939 coached basketball at what school?March Madness
Name either of two teams that debuted 'pinstripe' uniforms in 1911?MLB
The NBA experimented with a 12 foot rim in an attempt to curtail the dominance of what star?NBA
The NCAA was sued by what university for violating antitrust laws in the 1980s?NCAA
What NFL team holds the record for the most consecutive games without a loss at 25?NFL
Wayne and Brent Gretzky hold the record for most points scored by a pair of brothers in the NHL with 2,861. How many of the points did Brent contribute?NHL
When women were banned from the olympics in ancient Greece, they responded by creating what competition, named for the queen of the Greek Gods?Olympics
What team, nicknamed 'The Invincibles' were the only team to go undefeated for an entire Premier League season?Premier League
In what decade was the Football Association formed, formalizing the rules of Football and making it clear that Rugby was a separate sport?Rugby
Cuju, the earliest form of football which has archaeological evidence was played in what modern country?European Football/Soccer
The oldest sports team currently in existence play what sport?Sports Teams
What invention, in 1830 in Britain was the catalyst for modern-style grass tennis courts?Tennis
Name the only country to have appeared in every World Cup Tournament.World Cup
Who was the first WWE superstar?WWE

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