The 1989 film Back to the Future, Part 2 predicted that there would be no particular need for sports almanacs in the 21st century. The modern Internet allows us to instantly relive the wonderful sporting moments of past years and find data and summaries of most games of the last century. However, even some of the most famous records in the world of sports contain several backstories that can take days to view, even in the traveling DeLorean.
That’s why Contributor compiled a list of 100 sports records of the 20th and 21st centuries and the stories behind them. Sources included statistical databases, Hall of Fame records, official league records, record books and informational messages.
Most baseball fans know that Nolan Ryan is a record for the number of draws in a season, but did you know how many innings he had to make in his last start to the 1973 season to break Sandy Kufax’s mark? There are many hoop heads who can easily recall that Mike Krzyzewski has the most NCAA basketball wins of his career, but can they name the coach who previously had the most wins at all levels of university hoops?
Not all records are great athletic feats, but nonetheless, they provide interesting food – anyone who can crush more than one jar per second deserves a hat point, don’t you think? This story also examines important records that are not included in professional and student sports, such as the X Games athlete who overcame a serious injury to inspire us in 2009, and recognizes just impressive control over body and mind (e.g., almost three pull-ups on average per minute). 24-hour period).
Click to go through the memory lane, look into the absurdity and history of one record, which will probably become the most inflated sports history.
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