From Day Riffer: Olympic-caliber trivia.
In early auto races, including the Indianapolis 500, two people rode in the car: a driver and a mechanic. Also, relief drivers were routine at Indy.
The winner of the second Boston Marathon, in 1898, was named Ronald McDonald.
The first televised sporting event was of a college baseball game, in Japan in 1931.
The first modern Olympic swimming competition was held outdoors in open water, in 1896, in the Bay of Zea, Greece.
Foul balls were not counted as strikes until 1901 in the National League and 1903 in the American League, except for foul bunts and foul tips.
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