At 3’7″, Eddie Gaedel was the smallest Major League Baseball player of all time. He walked in his only plate appearance.
NASCAR drivers can lose up to 10 pounds in sweat due to high temperatures during races.
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Pittsburgh is the only city where all three major sports teams share the same colors.
The longest tennis rally lasted over 12 hours.
Stadiums for NASCAR venues can hold up to 170,000 spectators – this is much more than for any other sport in North America. Of all auto racing NASCAR is the biggest. There are over 75 million NASCAR fans in the United States.
In China, the first soccer balls were made from sewn clothing that was filled with rubble. In Europe during the Middle Ages, soccer balls were made from inflated pig bladders.
The average Major League Baseball salary in 2014 was US$3.8 million.
After Michael Jordan scored a game-high 69 points, teammate Stacey King quipped “I’ll always remember this as the night that Michael Jordan and I combined to score 70 points.”
The Chicago Cubs victory parade of 2016 was the seventh largest gathering in human history.