MPM Trivia

1. Who was the only person ever to be governor of two different U.S. states?

2. What were the last words spoken in the movie “Field of Dreams” and by what actor?

3. What is Elvis Presley’s middle name?

4. Who was the youngest Major League pitcher to notch his 300th career victory?

5. Who was the first U.S. president born west of the Mississippi River?

6. What actor played people named Philo Beddoe, Jonathan Hemlock and Thomas Highway?

7. What is Bob Dylan’s real name?

8. Who was the only switch hitter to belt four home runs in a Major League game?

9. Which president served the shortest term in office?

10. What was Tom Hanks’ first movie?

11. Who was the last artist to perform at the original Woodstock festival?

12. How many stitches are there on an official Major League baseball?

13. Who was the first player drafted by the National Football League?


1. Sam Houston was governor of Tennessee and Texas – not at the same time, of course.

2. When tearfully asked by his son, Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) if he would like to have a catch, John Kinsella (played by Dwier Brown) answered: “I’d like that.”

3. Aron.

4. At the tender age of 30, Charles Augustus “Kid” Nichols, pitching for the Boston Beaneaters against the Chicago Orphans, picked up his 300th win on July 7, 1900. The Kid finished his illustrious career with 361 wins, currently tied for sixth all-time with Pud Galvin.

5. Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 1874.

6. Clint Eastwood. He was Philo Beddoe in “Every Which Way But Loose” and “Any Which Way You Can,” Jonathan Hemlock in “The Eiger Sanction” and Thomas Highway in “Heartbreak Ridge.” I guess this question would have been easier had we added Harry Callahan to the list.

7. He was born Robert Zimmerman, May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota.

8. On Sept. 7, 1993, Mark Whiten of the Cardinals smacked four dingers against the Reds. He also drove in 12 runs, tied for the most in any Major League game. Ever.

9. William Henry Harrison took office on March 4, 1841 and died on April 4 of the same year.

10. “He Knows You’re Alone,” in 1980.

11. Jimi Hendrix.

12. 108. Everybody knows that.

13.On Feb. 8, 1936, the Philadelphia Eagles chose Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago. Berwanger, the first Heisman Trophy winner, never played professional football.

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