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1 Dartboards
Did you know that dartboards were made out of horse hair.
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2 MLB All-Star Game Facts
The MLB all-star game was in 1933 in Chicago at Comisky Park.
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3 Back to Back hits in MLB all-star game
Three players hold the record for most back to back hits in the MLB all-star game. Mickey Mantle, Dave Winfield and Joe Morgan each did it 7 times.
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4 Largest MLB All-star game Crowd
The largest crowd at the MLB all-star game was in 1981. 72,086 people attended the game.
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5 Longest MLB All-Star Game
The longest MLB All-Star game was 15 innings. It happened twice, once in 1967 and again in 2008
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6 Most Managed MLB All-star Games
Casey Stengal holds the record for the most managed MLB All-Star games. He has managed 10 games.
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7 Played in the Most MLB All-Star Games
Three players hold the record for the most MLB All-Star games played. Hank Aaron, Stan Musial and Willie Mays each played in 24
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8 Youngest Player to play in MLB All-Star Game
Dwight Gooden was the youngest MLB All-Star, he was 19years, 7 months and 24 days old.
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9 Who represented the Most Teams as an MLB All-Star
Moises Alou and Gary Sheffield have each represented 5 MLB teams in the MLB All-star game.
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10 First Home Run in MLB All-Star game
Babe Ruth hit the first homerun in the 1933 MLB All-Star game
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11 Who won the first Home Run Derby
In 1985, the first MLB All-Star game, Bobby Abreu won the first homerun derby.
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12 MLB All-Star tie game
In 2002 the MLB All-Star game ended in a 7-7 tie, both teams ran out of pitchers.
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13 MLB All-Star game canceled
The MLB All-Star game was canceled in 1945 due to World War II. The country had travel restrictions in place.
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14 Most Stolen Bases in one MLB Inning
The MLB record for the most stolen bases in one inning is 8. Both Washington and Philadelphia accomplished the feat
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15 Most Errors in One MLB Game
Art Leonard made 8 errors in an MLB game playing for Boston in 1876
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16 Record for the Most Homeruns in 1 Hour
Babe Ruth hit 125 homeruns in 1 hour in 1927. He used 6 pitchers for the crowd pleasing stunt
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17 Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd ranks #2 all time in assists for the NBA and ABA with 10,923 assists.
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18 Dr. J
Julius "Dr. J" Erving is one of only 3 NBA/ABA players to achieve scoring a career total of over 30,000 points.
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19 Lebron James High School Record
As a basketball player in high school, Lebron James was name "Mr. Basketball" 3 times in the state of Ohio.
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20 Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan lead the NBA in scoring average for 10 season. He also has the best points per game average in NBA history at 30.12.
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21 Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant has played his entire NBA career for the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2010 he became the Lakers all time leading scorer.
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22 Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in an NBA game with 100.
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23 Oscar Robertson
Oscar Robertson has the most triple doubles in NBA history with 181, Magic Johnson is second with 138.
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24 Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal has release two rap albums Diesel in 1993 and You can't stop the reign in 1998. He has also appeared in two films, Kazaam in 1996 and Steel in 1997.
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25 Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson, the current LA Lakers coach has won 11 NBA Championships between Chicago Bulls and the Lakers, he has also won 2 as a player.
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26 Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter has his own sneaker line that are made by Nike, they are made under the Jordan brand.
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27 Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth was originally a pitcher, but in 1918 he switched to outfield so he could play everyday and help his team offensively.
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28 Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan has pitched 7 no-hitters, the most by any pitcher. He is also the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter for 3 different teams.
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29 Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr. played the most consecutive MLB games, 2,632. He broke the record of 2,130, held by Lou Gehrig.
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30 Ryan Sheckler
Ryan Sheckler began skateboarding at only 18 months. He turned professional at the age of 13 and won a gold medal at the X Games, the youngest person ever to do so.
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31 Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson attended UCLA, not only did he stand out in baseball. He was also excellent at track, football and baseball while at UCLA.
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32 Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb was the first baseball player to star in a movie, a drama called "Somewhere in Georgia".
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33 Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson got his nickname of "Shoeless Joe" when he was playing in a semi-pro baseball league. He was wearing a new pair of spike that hurt his feet so bad he took them off when he was playing.
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34 Nascar Driver Wins on Birthday
Only two Nascar drivers ever won a race on their birthday, Kyle Busch and Dale Yarbrough both did it.
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35 Most Nascar Race Wins
Richard Petty holds the record for the most Nascar wins at 200
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36 Most Nascar Cup Championships
The most Nascar Cup Championships won is a tie between Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt both have won 7.
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37 2nd Most Nascar Race Wins
David Pearson is in second place all time for Nascar wins at 105
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38 Most Wins by Active Racer
The current Nascar record holder for the most wins by and active driver is Jeff Gordon at 82
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39 First International World Cup Match
The first World Cup Soccer match was played in 1872 between England and Scotland
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40 World Cup Soccer Biggest Margin of Victory
Australia beat Samoa 31-0 and holds the record for the largest margin of victory in World Cup Soccer history.
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41 Oldest Player to Plain World Cup
Roger Milla holds the record for being the oldest player to play in the World Cup, he was 42 years old.
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42 Most World Cup Championships
Brazil has won 5 World Cup Soccer Championships
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43 Most Goals in One Game World Cup Soccer
Oleg Salenko of Russia holds the record for the most goals in a World Cup Soccer match he scored 5 goals in 1994 against Cameroon
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44 Youngest Player to Play in World Cup Soccer match
Norman Whiteside played for North Ireland when he was 17 years old, he is the youngest to ever play in a World Cup Soccer match.
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45 The Most Masters Championships Wins
Jack Nicklaus has won the Masters Golf Tournament a record 6 times
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46 Most Top Five Finishes at The Masters
Jack Nicklaus has finished in the top five at The Masters Golf Tournaments a record 15 times
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47 The Oldest Masters Champion
The oldest golfer to ever win The Masters championship was Jack Nicklaus, he was 46 years old.
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48 The Youngest Masters Champion
The youngest Master's champion was Tiger Woods, he was 21 years old.
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49 Lowest 18 Hole Round at The Masters
Two players have shot the lowest 18 hole round at the Masters Golf Tournament. Nick Price and Greg Norman both have shot 9 under 63 rounds.
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50 Record for the Most Master Tournament Starts
Arnold Palmer holds the record for the most starts at The Masters, he has entered 50 tournaments in a row.
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51 The First British Open
The first British Open golf tournament was in 1860
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52 Who Won the First British Open
Willie Park was the winner of the first British Open
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53 2009 Winner British Open
Stewart Cink was the winner of the 2009 British Open
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54 British Open 1940-1945
The British Open was not played between 1940-1945 as a result WWII
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55 Tiger Woods British Open Champion
Tiger Woods won the British Open for the first time in 2000.
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