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Old 11-30-2007, 05:54 PM
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Default Sports Trivia: Names of the Pro Sports Awards

I thought this might be fun. I was having a discussion elsewhere about the how the NHL is the league that names their awards after people more often than others. This led me to inquire about the names of trophies in other leagues, to see how many had any special honorees/titles. Below are the big 4 sports with a list of awards in each (I stuck to yearly and playoff awards). I simplified the descriptions in many cases, leaving out “best” and “of the year” a lot to keep this cleaner. Quote this post and see how many you can name without looking them up. I’ll post spoilerized answers in a little bit. Some are tough, some are very straightforward. Let me know if I missed any major ones, or go ahead and do the same for another sport. NCAA football has a million.


MLB
Champion
NL Champion
AL Champion
MVP
World Series MVP
NLCS MVP
ALCS MVP
Defensive Player by Position
Hitter by Position
Top Hitter in the League
NL/AL ROY
NL/AL Manager
NL/AL Pitcher
NL/AL Relief Pitcher
Left Handed Pitcher
Designated Hitter
Exceptional Community Service
Character & Charitable Contributions to the Community
Broadcaster Making Major Contributions to Baseball
Amateur Player


NBA
Champion
Western Conference Champion
Eastern Conference Champion
MVP
Finals MVP
Coach
ROY
Defensive POY
Sixth Man
Most Improved
Citizenship
Sportsmanship


NFL
Champion
NFC Champion
AFC Champion
MVP
Super Bowl MVP
Offensive Player
Defensive Player
Coach
Kicker
Comeback Player


NHL
Champion
Western Conference Champion
Eastern Conference Champion
Best Regular Season Record
MVP
NHLPA Most Outstanding Player
Playoff MVP
Top Point Scorer
Top Goal Scorer
ROY
Defensive Forward
Defenseman
Goalie
Goalies on Team with Least Goals Against
Coach
Qualities of Perseverance & Sportsmanship
Gentlemanly Conduct
Leadership & Humanitarian Contribution
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: Sports Trivia: Name the Pro Sports Awards

jesus this is ridiculously hard. I used to know a few of the other hockey awards, but now all I know is the Stanley Cup. In the NBA, I know the Larry O'Brien is the Championship. The NFL is the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Beyond that I have no idea.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Sports Trivia: Name the Pro Sports Awards

oops - i thought this was about renaming awards, not just naming them

i could do this for hockey but most of the others i'd have a hard time
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Sports Trivia: Name the Pro Sports Awards

Answers below. Correct me if I'm wrong on any. There's a few that I couldn't find anything on, but believe they must have a name (with ??? after them). I may have mixed up Trophy and Award a few times. And yes, this is ridiculously hard on a lot of these.

MLB
Champion – <font color="white">Commissioner’s Trophy</font>
NL Champion - <font color="white">National League Championship Trophy???</font>
AL Champion - <font color="white">American League Championship Trophy???</font>
MVP - <font color="white">Baseball Writers Association of America's Most Valuable Player</font>
World Series MVP – <font color="white">World Series MVP</font>
NLCS MVP – <font color="white">Warren Giles Trophy</font>
ALCS MVP – <font color="white">William Harridge Trophy</font>
Defensive Player by Position – <font color="white">Rawlings Gold Glove Award</font>
Hitter by Position – <font color="white">Silver Slugger Award</font>
Top Hitter in the League – <font color="white">Hank Aaron Award</font>
NL/AL ROY – <font color="white">Jackie Robinson Award</font>
NL/AL Manager - <font color="white">BWAA Manager of the Year Award</font>
NL/AL Pitcher – <font color="white">Cy Young Award</font>
NL/AL Relief Pitcher – <font color="white">Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award</font>
Left Handed Pitcher – <font color="white">Warren Spahn Award</font>
Designated Hitter – <font color="white">Edgar Martinez Award</font>
Exceptional Community Service – <font color="white">Branch Rickey Award</font>
Character &amp; charitable Contributions to the Community – <font color="white">Roberto Clemente Award</font>
Broadcaster Making Major Contributions to Baseball – <font color="white">Ford C. Frick Award</font>
Amateur Player – <font color="white">Golden Spikes Award</font>


NBA
Champion – <font color="white">Larry O’Brien Trophy</font>
Western Conference Champion – <font color="white">Western Conference Championship Trophy???</font>
Eastern Conference Champion – <font color="white">Eastern Conference Championship Trophy???</font>
MVP – <font color="white">Maurice Podoloff Trophy</font>
Finals MVP – <font color="white">NBA Finals MVP???</font>
Coach – <font color="white">Red Auerbach Award</font>
ROY – <font color="white">Eddie Gottlieb Award</font>
Defensive POY – <font color="white">Defensive Player of the Year Award</font>
Sixth Man – <font color="white">Sixth Man Award</font>
Most Improved – <font color="white">Most Improved Player Award</font>
Citizenship – <font color="white">J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award</font>
Sportsmanship – <font color="white">Joe Dumars Award</font>


NFL
Champion – <font color="white">Vince Lombardi Trophy</font>
NFC Champion – <font color="white">George Halas Trophy</font>
AFC Champion – <font color="white">Lamar Hunt Trophy</font>
MVP – <font color="white">Main one is Associated Press MVP but also many other such as NFL/Miller Lite POY, Pro Football Writers Association MVP</font>
Super Bowl MVP – <font color="white">Pete Rozelle Trophy</font>
Offensive Player – <font color="white">AP</font>
Defensive Player – <font color="white">AP</font>
Coach – <font color="white">AP</font>
Kicker – <font color="white">Pro Football Weekly Golden Toe Award</font>
Comeback Player – <font color="white">AP</font>


NHL
Champion – <font color="white">Stanley Cup</font>
Western Conference Champion – <font color="white">Clarence S. Campbell Bowl</font>
Eastern Conference Champion – <font color="white">Prince of Wales Trophy</font>
Best Regular Season Record – <font color="white">Presidents Trophy</font>
MVP – <font color="white">Hart Memorial Trophy</font>
NHLPA Most Outstanding Player – <font color="white">Lester B. Pearson Award</font>
Playoff MVP – <font color="white">Conn Smythe Trophy</font>
Top Point Scorer – <font color="white">Art Ross Trophy</font>
Top Goal Scorer – <font color="white">Maurice Richard Trophy</font>
ROY – <font color="white">Calder Memorial Trophy</font>
Defensive Forward – <font color="white">Frank J. Selke Trophy</font>
Defenseman – <font color="white">James Norris Trophy</font>
Goalie – <font color="white">Vezina Trophy</font>
Goalies on Team with Least Goals against – <font color="white">William M. Jennings Trophy</font>
Coach – <font color="white">Jack Adams Award</font>
Qualities of Perseverance &amp; Sportsmanship – <font color="white">Bill Masterson Trophy</font>
Gentlemanly Conduct – <font color="white">Lady Byng Trophy</font>
Leadership &amp; Humanitarian Contribution – <font color="white">King Clancy Memorial Trophy</font>
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: Sports Trivia: Name the Pro Sports Awards

Damn, all I got was Rawlings Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Rolaids Relief(hank aaron, Rolaids, and rawlings thanks to MLB The Show), Roberto Clemente(delgado won it last year), Lombardi Trophy, Pete Rozelle Trophy, Stanley Cup, and Venzia(thanks Brodeur).

So yeah, Video games led to me knowing about 1/3 of what I actually knew.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Sports Trivia: Name the Pro Sports Awards

I always found the NHL nice guy one easy to remember because it's named after a chick, and nice guys are pussies.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: Sports Trivia: Name the Pro Sports Awards

I haven't looked at DKSr's answers, though I'm pretty sure I could do all the hockey ones. The other sports, with the exception of the real common ones (i.e. Lombardi trophy), are all frickin' tough for me
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: Sports Trivia: Name the Pro Sports Awards

some of them, like sixth man and most improved, were really frickin' dumb to list if they're really just "Sixth Man Award" and "Most Improved Player Award".

Also, I knew way more baseball ones than I gave myself credit for. For some reason I was thinking just of trophy names.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: Sports Trivia: Name the Pro Sports Awards

Quite a few names among the college sports awards too. Beginning with Heisman obviously.
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