Sports Facts

Here are some interesting facts about sports, such as, football, basketball, baseball, soccer and others.
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Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
A 'face-off' in hockey was originally called a 'puck-off'.
All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job!
At horse race tracks, the favorite wins fewer than 30% of the time!
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!
Babe Ruth wore No. 3 because he batted third.
Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game.
In 1910 football teams were penalized 15 yards for an incompleted forward pass.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team his sophomore year.
Most NASCAR Teams use nitrogen in their tires instead of air.
No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second.
People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.
Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.
Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.
So that's how they cheat - a microwaved baseball will fly farther than a frozen baseball.
The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.
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