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The Newsday sports trivia quiz for July 3

Yankees lefthander Dave Righetti pitches the ninth inning

Yankees lefthander Dave Righetti pitches the ninth inning of a 4-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1983. Credit: AP/ STF

A daily sports trivia quiz to test your knowledge of sports history.



How many strikeouts did Dave Righetti have in his no-hitter against the Red Sox on July 4, 1983?


Which of these MLB players was NOT born on July 4?


Joey Chestnut has won 12 of the last 13 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contests, with Matt Stonie winning in 2015. How many hot dogs and buns did Stonie eat that year?


Richard Petty's 200th win — the Firecracker 400 at Daytona — came on July 4, 1984, and was his final career victory. Who finished second that day?


Lou Gehrig made his famous "Luckiest Man" speech on July 4, 1939, between games of a doubleheader involving the Yankees and which team?


How many consecutive matches did Bjorn Borg win at Wimbledon before falling to John McEnroe in the final on July 4, 1981?


Keith Hernandez hit for the cycle as the Mets beat the Braves, 16-13, in 19 innings on July 4, 1985. Which Mets starting position player did NOT record a hit that game?


The original "Fight of the Century" involved Jack Johnson and James Jeffries on July 4, 1910. Johnson knocked out Jeffries in which round?


Tim McCarver hit his infamous "grand slam single" with the Phillies on July 4, 1976. Who did he pass on his way to second base, resulting in the out?


Who did Nolan Ryan strike out for his 3,000th career K on July 4, 1980?