Robert Redford attended the University of Colorado on a baseball scholarship.
Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the University of Havana.
Each baseball game has 12,386,344 possible plays.
The fastest two scores in NHL history were just 2 seconds apart.
Baltimore Oriole’s shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. didn’t miss a game in 16 years – he played in 2,632 games from 1982 to 1998.
Some say that the expression “southpaw” for lefties may have originated with baseball because a left-handed pitcher would end up facing south as he finished throwing the ball.
Years ago, American League baseballs were stitched with red and blue thread and the National League baseballs were stitched with red and black thread.
Baseballs are stitched by hand with two straight needles – 108 stitches each!
Pittsburgh and Boston played the first World Series in 1903. Boston won the nine-game series 5 games to 3.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is located in Cooperstown, New York. It was created in 1935 to celebrate baseball’s 100th anniversary.
Quarterback Joe Theismann changed the pronounciation of his name to rhyme with Heisman.
The spitball pitch was declared illegal in baseball after such a pitch killed a player.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer (38,387 points), collects rugs.
The first modern college track meet occurred in England in 1864 between Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Michael Jordan received five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star MVPs, and became one the most decorated players in NBA history.
The referee tossed a jump ball after every basket in basketball until 1937.
Michael Jordan scored an average of 28.2 points per game his first season in the NBA.
Tug of war was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.
Michael Jordan was once one of the best high school pitchers in North Carolina.