Although other cities might argue their prominence, it is hard to deny that Pittsburgh is one of the most significant sports capitals in the country. Nestled along three rivers, the city has several championship trophies in its collection courtesy of the Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers. Before making the trip to Pittsburgh, be sure to brush up on your Pittsburgh sports-related trivia.

Which sports city's professional sports teams all share the same dominant colors of black and gold?
Which London, England landmark is the nickname of Pittsburgh’s current quarterback?
Secretary of State John Kerry is married to a member of which condiment company that has the naming rights to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ stadium?
The right field wall at PNC Park, home of the Pirates, is 21 feet tall. Which Pirates great is the height of this wall meant to commemorate?
The “Immaculate Reception” was not originally intended for Franco Harris. Who was Terry Bradshaw trying to target before his pass was deflected?
NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Dr. J (Julius Erving) starred in the film, The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh (1979), about a professional basketball team struggling financially. What was the final name of the team which represented the Steel City in this film?
Both the Crawfords and Homestead Grays were two widely successful Negro League Baseball franchises based in Pittsburgh. Arguably two of the greatest players that ever lived played in professional baseball and played for the Crawfords. Which two were known best as battery mates?
When the Pirates win a baseball game, what is the slogan used to celebrate their victory?
The Pittsburgh Steelers hold more Super Bowls than any NFL franchise (6). They are also tied for the most Super Bowl appearances (8) and back-to-back Super Bowl (2). Which legendary Steeler holds two Super Bowl MVP awards?
What two Pittsburgh Penguins greats have their numbers retired in the rafters of the Consol Energy Center?
Pirates Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski hit a walk-off home run in Game 7 to beat the New York Yankees and win the 1960 World Series. In which Pirates ballpark did he do it?
The Western Pennsylvania area is noted for producing legendary quarterbacks in the NFL. However, only one stayed home to lead the Pittsburgh Panthers on the college gridiron, before a Hall of Fame pro career.  Which of the following play-callers made his journey through the Steel City?
Former sports radio broadcaster Myron Cope invented this fan accessory famous to Pittsburgh:
Which Pittsburgh area golfer won seven majors in his illustrious and iconic career on the links?
William Pitt, the city’s namesake, has a strong influence of the professional sports team’s colors.  Which part of Pitt’s legacy inspired the usage of black and yellow?
Which vehicle was used as a nickname for former Steeler Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis?
This former Pirate led the National League in home runs for seven straight seasons (1946-52) and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975:
Pittsburgh is known as “The City of Bridges.” This bridge is named in honor of the former Pirate legend from Puerto Rico:
In 1979, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series in seven games over the Baltimore Orioles. Their captain was nicknamed “Pops” and won the National League MVP that season. Who was he?
Steely McBeam is the mascot of the Pittsburgh Steelers. What reference is hinted towards in the “Mc” aspect of his last name?
The former arena, which housed the Penguins (Mellon Arena), was commonly known to the fans as:

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Previously a contributing writer for Scout.com ‘Cuse Nation and a recent graduate from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He enjoys writing stories across digital platforms and producing podcasts. His FAN F1RST favorites include the Steel City 360 package and stories about sports hall of fames. An avid fan of Boston professional sports teams, he has had the privilege of attending Celtics NBA post-season games, the 2004 World Series, and seeing the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And whether in person or on TV, he enjoys watching Tom Brady slice up defenses on Sundays. The former Red Sox shortstop, Nomar Garciaparra, will always be his sports hero. Aside from his love of Beantown, his three favorite sports moments involve being present for his alma mater’s – the UAlbany Great Danes – first America East Conference tournament championship in 2006, their first NCAA Tournament game and near upset of #1 seed Connecticut that same year, and Peter Hooley’s game winning three-point to win the conference for the second time and advance to the NCAAs in 2015.

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