Mega-Team‏


Because they both lost so many players to WWII military service, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become the Steagles during the 1943 season.‏




Lakers Pride‏


The Los Angeles Lakers are popular in the Bahamas.‏

Somewhat ironic that Laker Airways resides in the Bahamas as ‏well‏.






Fishing Through the Past‏


Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter garnered his nickname after Oakland Athletics owner Charles Finley made up a story that Hunter had caught a large catfish as a ‏boy‏.







The Key Ingredient‏


At one point in August 1971, the Pittsburgh Pirates became the first professional team to field nine players who were either black or Latino. Coincidentally, this was the same year they won the World Series.







A Champion Is Within‏


After his jerseys were stolen from the visitors locker room when the team was on the road against the Orlando Magic, Jordan had to wear a No. 12 jersey.







A Daunting Task‏


The longest tennis match took place at Wimbledon 2010 when John Isner of the United States beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes, played over three days, June 22, 23 and 24.






Too Coincidental‏


The first known combination of the words "super" and "bowl" dates to a third-century Chinese writer who was named Lom-Ba-Di.








A Record-Setting Climb‏


Mark McGwire's record-setting 70 home runs in the 1998 season traveled a total of 29,598 feet, enough to fly over Mount Everest.








Shining Moment‏


In 1963, Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Perry hit his first and only home run.‏




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