The next PDD quiz will review the headlines from June 2022; it will be published on June 26. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by June 22.
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#1 In what year was Duluth’s first professional baseball team organized?
The team did not have a nickname and disbanded in 1887 (the team pictured here is a West Duluth team circa 1895). Read more on the Zenith City website.
#2 This famous slugger visited the Superior Children’s Home and Refuge Association in 1926.
The Superior Children’s Home and Refuge Association operated in Fairlawn Mansion; read more about the SCHRA on the Zenith City website.
#3 Barbara Rotvig, born in Duluth in 1928, played for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. What was her nickname?
Read more about Rotvig’s life on the AAGPBL website.
#4 Pictured here are members of the Big Duluth softball team. What was Big Duluth?
Big Duluth was located at 222 W. Superior St. See a photo of it in the Minnesota Digital Library here.
#5 In what year did the Duluth Dukes play their first game at the Duluth Municipal All-Sports Stadium?
The Duluth Municipal All-Sports Stadium, renamed Wade Stadium in 1954, was largely funded by the Works Progress Administration. Read more about the stadium on the Zenith City website.
#6 Superior pitcher Dan Morgan was inducted into this University’s hall of fame in 2012.
Read more about Dan Morgan’s athletic career on the Zenith City website.
#7 In 1920, the Kresge girls’ baseball team was in the race for the pennant in the Girls’ Industrial Baseball League. What was Kresge’s?
Read more about Kresge’s on PDD.
#8 In what year were the Duluth Huskies founded?
Read more about Huskies history (and Wade Stadium) on the Duluth Huskies’ website.
#9 On July 24, 1948, the Duluth Dukes baseball team was involved in a fatal accident involving this vehicle.
Five members of the team died as a result of a head-on collision between the team bus and an ice truck. Read survivor Bernie Gerl’s account of the accident on the St. Cloud Times website.
#10 Actress Dorothy Arnold, born in Duluth in 1917, married this New York Yankee in 1939.
Read a brief biography of Dorothy Arnold’s life on the Zenith City website.
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