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Who is the “Bucharest Buffoon?”

Today’s question: The “Bucharest Buffoon” as he was nicknamed, was one of the all-time greats of the game. He may have won only two Grand Slam singles titles in his career, but his influence goes way beyond mere numbers. He was the first-ever man to be ranked No.1, claiming the top spot when rankings were introduced in 1973. He won over 100 titles on the ATP tour (57 singles and 45 doubles). He won the US Open in 1972 and the French Open in 1973, and without dropping a set. Famous for his quotes off the court, which Romanian tennis great is this?

Yesterday’s question and answer: With the St. Louis Cardinals taking on the Los Angeles Angels this week, let us test your Angels trivia knowledge. Who was the first Angel to lead or tie for the American League home run crown in a season? The answer is Bobby Grich, who tied for the A.L. home run lead in the strike shortened 1981 seaon with 22 homers (Eddie Murray, Tony Armas, and Dwight Evans also hit 22). The following year, Reggie Jackson tied with Gorman Thomas to lead the league with 39. Bonds hit 37 for the Angels in 1977, which was good for second behind Jim Rice’s 39.

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