Babies and Geezers: Remarkable Sports Achievements by Rookies and Older Veterans

Babies and Geezers: Remarkable Sports Achievements by Rookies and Older Veterans

To achieve success in any pro sport is a remarkable achievement. For most players, it takes a number of years for them to 'hit their prime'. As well, for most players, near the end of their careers, their skills start to diminish. However, some players achieve great feats at a very early age and others thrive well into their 40s when most of their contemporaries have retired. Time for you to demonstrate your knowledge of these tremendous athletes' accomplishments at very young or old ages.

Who was the youngest Head Coach in NHL history?

Who was the oldest man to ever play in an NBA game?

Who is the oldest man to ever win a Grand Slam tennis event?

Who is the oldest player to ever score a touchdown in the NFL?

Only one man has ever played in the NHL at age 16. Name him.

Who was the oldest man to ever be the heavyweight champion?

Who was the youngest man to ever play in MLB?

Who was the oldest man to ever play in an NHL game?

Who was the oldest player to ever win the Stanley Cup?

Who is the youngest woman to ever win a Grand Slam tennis event?

Who is the oldest player to ever throw a no-hitter?

Who was the youngest player to ever score 50 goals in an NHL season?

Who is the youngest man to ever win a Grand Slam tennis event?

Who was the oldest man to ever play in a MLB game?

Since 1911, who is the youngest golfer to win a major?

Who was the oldest man to ever play in an NFL game?

Who was the youngest heavyweight champion of the world?

Who was the youngest Head Coach in NFL history?

Who is the oldest player to ever hit a MLB home run?

Who was the oldest player to ever win the NFL MVP award?

Since 1868, who is the oldest golfer to win a major?

Since 1908, who is the youngest pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter?

Who was the youngest player to ever win the NBA MVP award?

Who was the youngest Head Coach in NBA history?

Who is the oldest female to ever win a Grand Slam tennis event?

Babies and Geezers: Remarkable Sports Achievements by Rookies and Older Veterans

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.