Yesterday’s Heros Sports Quiz 15

3 min readAug 11, 2022

Members of the Bears, Chargers, Tigers, and Astros are featured in this edition.

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1. After throwing bombs to Lance Alworth in San Diego, this QB went on to play for the Rams, Packers and Oilers. (2 points)

2. This RB out of Ohio State was a two-time Heisman Trophy winner and went on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals. (2 points)

3. After starting out as a QB in the NFL and he then converted to WR. He was good enough to go to the Pro Bowl as a WR and a member of the Buffalo Bills. Who was he? (4 points)

4. This man was a perennial all-star catcher for the Tigers during the 60s and 70s. (2 points)

5. A line drive machine, this man had big seasons for the Pirates, Rangers, and Expos. He also hit the last home run at Forbes Field. (3 points)

6. This Minnesota North Star was noted for doing the “Goldy Shuffle” after scoring a goal. (2 points)

7. A NBA all- star, he played for the championship Knicks and also pitched for the White Sox. Name him. (3 points)

8. This Bears QB started 30 games for the Bears in the 60s and went 17–11–2. His passing stats were surprisingly good, for a Bears QB. (5 points)

9. He was the Houston Astros’ first 20 game- winner. (3 points)

10. The pennant-winning Cardinals of the 60s featured this light-hitting shortstop, who did win a Gold Glove. (4 points)

Answers Below

1. John Hadl. John was a five-time Pro Bowler with the Chargers and was named to the All-Pro and Pro Bowl team while with the Rams. He was kind of a bombs away guy.

2. Archie Griffin. Another of the long line of Heisman winners who didn’t make a big mark in the NFL. Still, Archie played for the Bengals for seven seasons and rushed for 2808 yards.

3. Marlin Briscoe. Marlin started his career as a QB for the Broncos but converted to WR as a member of the Bills where he had a nice three-year run.

4. Bill Freehan. Bill was an all-star from 1964–73. Freehan was strong defensively and with the stick.

5. Al Oliver. Al was one of the best pure hitters in baseball. His career spanned from 1969–85 and he pretty much hit everywhere he went.

6. Bill Goldsworthy. Bill scored 267 goals for the North Stars so the shuffle was a common sight in Minnesota.

7. Dave DeBusschere. When Dave chose basketball over baseball he made the right decision.

8. Rudy Bukich. Rudy actually was at the helm of a pretty good Bears offense during the mid-60s. Having Gayle Sayers in the backfield for a couple of years didn’t hurt.

9. Larry Dierker. Larry not only won 20 games in 1969, he pitched 305.1 innings. My, how things have changed.

10. Dal Maxvill. Fortunately for the Cardinals, they had enough offense to carry Dal’s glove.


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