Today’s question: One of the most successful MLB franchises in baseball history is St. Louis Cardinals. In which year did the Cardinals win their very first World Series title?
Yesterday’s question and answer: The Tennessee Titans traded the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams earlier this week. One of the Rams first blockbuster trades came in 1959 when they had no problems giving up 8 players: Ken Panfil, John Tracey, Frank Fuller, Glenn Holtzman, Art Hauser, Larry Hickman, Don Brown, and a player to be delivered in training camp (two of them were Pro Bowlers), and a Round 2 draft pick (eventually Harold Olson, who made a Pro Bowl) for what five-time Pro Bowl running back from the Chicago Cardinals? The answer is Ollie Matson. The trade may have seemed like a good idea at the time in Los Angeles, but Ollie Matson reached his last Pro Bowl in 1957. Though he would go on to rush for 863 yards and 6 touchdowns in 1959, Matson would never break the 500-yard mark in a single season for the rest of his career.