Bay Area Sports Trivia

25 sports trivia questions and answers, mostly pertaining to the San Francisco Bay Area

Q1: Ronnie Lott famously elected to amputate what body part rather than miss the start of the 1986 season with the San Francisco 49ers?

A: The tip of his left pinky (answer needs to be specific, not just “a finger”)

Q2: What were Barry Bonds’ numbers with the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates? They are two different numbers.

A: 25 with the Giants and 24 with the Pirates

Q3: Steph Curry has led the NBA in threes for the past five seasons. Who has been in second for the past four seasons (as of early 2020)?

A: Klay Thompson

Q4: After 19 seasons with the San Jose Sharks, forward Patrick Marleau signed as a free agent with another team in 2017. Which team was it? 

A: Toronto Maple Leafs

Q5: Name the SF Giants players who are affectionately nicknamed “Panda” and “Giraffe.”

A: Pablo Sandoval is nicknamed Panda and Brandon Belt is nicknamed Giraffe.

Q6: Who is the only Hall of Fame quarterback who is left-handed?

A: Steve Young and Kenny Stabler

Q7: What year was the first Super Bowl played? 

A: 1967

Q8: What is the film called that the Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s nickname came from?

A: Child’s Play is the 1988 movie that Jon Gruden’s nickname “Chucky” comes from.

Q9: What San Francisco Giants player is known for riding an electric scooter to home games? Hint: This is Laina’s favorite baseball player 

A: Hunter Pence 

Q10: According to 49ers lore, Joe Montana spotted what 1980’s comedy star in the stands during the winning drive of Super Bowl XXIII?

A: John Candy 

Q11: To which team did the Oakland A’s trade Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson in 2017?

A: The Washington Nationals

Q12: Which three teams did the Warriors win all twelve Western Conference playoff games against in 2017?

A: Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, and San Antonio Spurs

Q13: Which team beat the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the 2017 NHL playoffs?

A: Edmonton Oilers 

Q14: There have been five MLB players who attended high school in Livermore, but only one is still currently signed to play. What is his name AND what team is he currently signed to?

A: Bryan Shaw plays for the Colorado Rockies

Q15: Before the San Jose Sharks, what hockey team was based in the San Francisco Bay Area?

A: The California Golden Seals were based in Oakland from 1967 to 1976. They relocated to Cleveland in 1976 and became the Barons.

Q16: Which “Desperate Housewives” star was once a member of the 49ers Gold Rush cheerleading team?

A: Teri Hatcher

Q17: What year was both the first year that Bruce Bochy was the SF Giants Manager and Barry Bonds’ last year in the majors?

A: 2007 

Q18: What became the dessert of choice when Kevin Durant returned to Oklahoma City for the first time with the Warriors in February of 2017?

A: A Cupcake, which was Thunder fans’ nickname for Durant that implied he was soft

Q19: What did the 49ers give to the New England Patriots to acquire quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo?

A: A second-round pick in 2018

Q20: How many Super Bowls have the 49ers won?

A: Five. Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, XXIX

Q21: When did the San Francisco Giants join the National League?

A: In 1883 as the New York Gothams. They became the Giants in 1885.

Q22: Which run TMC era Golden State Warrior is often credited with popularizing the late ’80s pop culture saying “my bad?”

A: Manute Bol

Q23: During what year did the San Francisco Giants most recently finish last in the NL West?

A: 2017 

Q24: Who is the only athlete to have ever played in both a Super Bowl and a World Series?

A: Deion Sanders

Q25: How many games are played by each team during the regular NFL season?

A: 16