Did you realize that the only sport ever played on the moon was golf?
Did you also know that a MLB baseball lasts five to seven pitches on average?
And did you know that there are only two days a year when no professional MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL game is played?
These facts are very entertaining, even though they might not alter your betting approach.
Who knows, perhaps the next time you place a wager, a new record will be broken and a piece of sports trivia will be established.
Or perhaps these sports trivia can help you prevail in the upcoming round of the regular trivia night.
Discover 48 remarkable, distinct, and very interesting sports-related facts by reading on.
Interesting Athlete Facts
- Barry Bonds, the all-time leader in MLB home runs, is the only player to have 500 home runs and 500 thefts, in addition to being the only player to have 400 home runs and 400 steals.
- NFL quarterback Steve Young, who is in the Hall of Fame, attended Brigham Young University.
Steve Young’s great-great-great-grandfather, Brigham Young of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is honored by having his college bear his name.
- In about 45 minutes, Jesse Owens set three new world records and matched one in 1935.
In addition to breaking the world records for the 100-yard sprint and the running broad leap, Owens also set new records for the 200-yard dash, the 200-yard low hurdles, and the running broad jump.
- A basketball game in the NBA was never fouled out for Wilt Chamberlain.
- Kevin Nash, a basketball legend from wrestling, was a highly sought-after recruit out of Michigan.
After Magic Johnson, he was the second most sought-after player.
- They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run, according to Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry.
This occurred in 1963.
Perry hit his only home run of his career six years later, just hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.
- By giving the fan who caught it $20, Babe Ruth was able to obtain his 700th home run baseball.
- The only person to be inducted into both the baseball and football Halls of Fame is Cal Hubbard.
- The only player in history to play on three World Cup-winning squads is Pelé.
- At the age of eight, Tiger Woods achieved his first hole-in-one. Only three players—Brett Favre, Tom Brady, and Jerry Rice—have participated in more than 300 games without kicking the ball.
Legendary Facts About Sports Rules
- Teddy Roosevelt threatened to outlaw football if stronger player safety measures weren’t put in place because he wanted to guarantee player safety.
The forward pass was added as a result of the changed regulations.
The new rule stipulates that teams incur a 15-yard penalty for an incomplete forward pass.
- In baseball, a forfeited game is recorded as 9-0.
This corresponds to the number of scheduled innings for each game.
- Rugby was really the parent sport of football.
Rugby underwent an evolution in 1882 when new regulations were adopted, giving each team three opportunities to advance the ball five yards.
Originally, touchdowns were given four points each.
- NFL regulations mandate that the host club supply 24 balls for indoor games and 36 balls for outdoor contests.
Sports Facts that Are unbelievable
- Once, the HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm assisted in defending a man from being wrongfully charged with murder.
At the time of the murder, the famed Larry David series was filming at Dodger Stadium.
Juan Catalan was miraculously captured on their cameras, establishing both the veracity of his alibi and his innocence.
- Before being sold as a toy in the United States in 1929, the well-known yo-yo toy was first used as a weapon in the Philippines in the 16th century.
It weighed four pounds and had a chord that was 20 feet long at the time.
- Harry Chiti, a former MLB catcher, was transferred by the Cleveland Indians to the New York Mets in 1962 in exchange for a player who would later be named.
Chiti became the first player to ever be traded for himself following a terrible performance, turning him into that “player to be named later.”
NFL Interesting Sports Facts
- Here’s another fascinating sports tidbit about Pittsburgh.
After losing so many players to the war effort in 1943, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers merged to form the Steagles for the season.
- From 1991 to 1994, the Buffalo Bills participated in four straight Super Bowls but lost each one.
- Paul Hubbard, a deaf quarterback, was the first in football to employ the “round formation huddle” to make sure that his teammates could understand his hand signals.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers all wear uniforms of the same hue.
It is the only city where all of the top sports franchises have a black and gold color scheme.
- The Denver Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars played in a game that featured the greatest point differential in NFL history.
MLB Interesting Sports Facts
- Major League Baseball umpires are required to wear black underwear at all times while on the job to prevent disaster in the event that their pants break.
- While playing outfield, Babe Ruth used a cabbage leaf that had been refrigerated over the icebox to keep him cool.
While he played, he would wear it below his cap.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates made history in August 1971 when they fielded nine players who were either black or Latino.
They won the World Series in the same year.
- Major League Baseball teams are estimated to use 850,000 balls in a season.
- In 1998, Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs, which propelled him about 30.000 feet in the air and over Mount Everest.
The Soccer Sports Facts
- The host nation has only won six of all the World Cups.
- Over the course of a game, soccer players typically run seven miles each.
This is a player-by-player figure.
Golf Sports Facts
- The first golf balls were constructed of leather and feathers in the sport’s early versions.
The leather was wet, then firmly wrapped in feathers to speed up the drying process.
They took a lengthy, laborious time to make, and they were predictably faulty.
- The first American to go in space, Alan Shepard, commander of Apollo 14 and original Mercury astronaut, was also the first person to tee off on the moon in 1971.
The ball “went miles and miles,” according to Shepard.
- For amateurs, the odds of hitting a hole-in-one are 12,500 to 1, and 2,500 to 1.