SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES ONLY TWO COUNTRIES HAVE COMPETED IN EVERY SINGLE ONE (GREECE AND AUSTRALIA)
IN THE FOUR PROFESSIONAL MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS (BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY) ONLY 7 TEAMS WHOSE NICKNAMES DO NOT END WITH AN "s". THESE TEAMS ARE THE MIAMI HEAT, THE UTAH JAZZ, THE ORLANDO MAGIC, THE BOSTON RED SOX, THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX, THE COLORADO AVALANCH, AND THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING.
DECATUR, ILLINOIS WAS THE ORIGINAL HOME OF THE CHICAGO BEARS
PITTSBURGH, PENNSLYVANIA IS THE ONLY CITY IN THE USA WITH 3 SPORTS TEAMS THAT ALL WEAR THE SAME COLOURS.
THE 1957 MILWAUKEE BREWERS WERE THE FIRST TEAM TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES AFTER BEING RELOCATED.
THE SLIHOUETTE ON THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION IS JERRY WEST
THE SILHOUETTE ON THE MAJOR LEAGUE OF BASEBALL LOGO IS HARMON KILLEBREW
A FOREFITTED GAME IN BASEBALL IS RECORDED AS A 9-0 SCORE. IN FOOTBALL IT IS RECORDED AS A 1-0 SCORE.
The last goal at Maple Leaf Gardens was scored by Bob Probert
Polo requires the largest field out of all sports
Hockey is known for its violence, and many players have suffered serious injuries. Only one player,however, was ever set on fire during a game. In a 1930 Quebec Junior Amateur Game, goalie Abie Goldberry, was hit by a flying puck that ignited a pack of matches in his pocket, setting his uniform on fire. He was badly burned before his teamates could put the fire out.
The Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team holds the record for any professional sports team of going the most games without a loss -- 35 games
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
Hmmmm....interesting facts, indeed. Some I knew, some I didn't know.