The Cream of the Crop
Jul 20, 2023
The USA women's soccer team is the most successful in international women's soccer, with four World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals.
I want to drive the Zamboni
Jul 19, 2023
The Zamboni machine, invented by Frank J. Zamboni in 1949, is used to resurface the ice rink between periods in a hockey game.
He could swim and swing
Jul 18, 2023
Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller, who later became famous as the actor playing Tarzan, won five Olympic gold medals in the 1920s.
Iron Mike
Jul 17, 2023
Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history in 1986, at the age of 20.
Race Around The Clock
Jul 16, 2023
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest endurance car race, where teams compete to see who can cover the most distance in 24 hours.
Jul 15, 2023
The Harlem Globetrotters, famous for their entertaining exhibition games, have played in over 120 countries since their inception in 1926.
One Small Step
Jul 14, 2023
Manon Rhéaume made history as the first woman to play in any of the major North American sports leagues, as a goalie in the NHL during a 1992 preseason game.
Jul 13, 2023
The longest play in NFL history is a 109-yard missed field goal return, achieved by Antonio Cromartie in 2007 and Cordarrelle Patterson in 2013.
Young Tiger
Jul 12, 2023
Tiger Woods was a golf prodigy who first appeared on TV showcasing his skills at just 2 years old.
The World's Stage
Jul 11, 2023
Brazil's Marta holds the record for the most goals scored at FIFA World Cup tournaments, across both men's and women's soccer.
Putting some sauce on it
Jul 10, 2023
Table tennis balls can spin at over 10,000 revolutions per minute, which is the highest spin speed of any sport.
Nice point
Jul 9, 2023
The longest tennis rally in a professional match consisted of 643 shots, achieved by Vicki Nelson-Dunbar and Jean Hepner in 1984.
The OG Goat
Jul 8, 2023
Jack Nicklaus holds the record for the most major championship wins in golf with 18. Nicklaus' wins spanned the course of 24 years.
Not a bad start
Jul 7, 2023
In 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series in their 4th year of existence, a record for an expansion team. Led by Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, the Diamondbacks beat the Yankees in seven games.
He could pitch, too.
Jul 6, 2023
Babe Ruth was also an accomplished pitcher with 94 career wins, including 23 wins in the 1916 season alone.
Coming in Hot
Jul 5, 2023
Zdeno Chara holds the record for the hardest shot in NHL history, recorded at a speed of 108.8 mph.
How many can you eat?
Jul 4, 2023
World Champion Joey Chestnut currently holds the title of hot dog-eating world champion after setting a new world record of 76 hot dogs and buns in 2021. In 2022, Joey won his 15th Mustard Yellow Belt after eating 63 hot dogs and buns.
Kicking off an American tradition
Jul 3, 2023
William Howard Taft was the first U.S. President to throw the ceremonial first pitch. The 27th U.S. President was once a semipro baseball player.
Going, going, going, gone.
Jul 2, 2023
18 players in Major League Baseball have hit four home runs in a single game. Six of the 18 are in the Hall of Fame.
And a dessert to be named later...
Jul 1, 2023
In 1931, the Chattanooga Lookouts traded shortstop Johnny Jones to the Charlotte Hornets for a 25-pound turkey.