With the North Star State’s legendary coaches, influential athletes and historical sporting achievements, it’s no wonder Minnesota fans are so dedicated. Minnesota Sports Trivia highlights the state’s sports triumphs, failures and quirky facts: * Perry Werden of the Minneapolis Millers held the professional baseball home run record for 25 years before Babe Ruth broke it in 1920 * Amelia Earhart played basketball at St. Paul Central High School after moving to Minnesota from Kansas in 1913 * A Lake City teenager named Ralph Samuelson invented water skiing in 1922 * In 2006, at 54, curler Scott Baird of Bemidji became the oldest American to win a medal (bronze) at the Winter Olympics * And more.