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Eddie Waitkus

{ Article added: 01/16/2011 }
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Eddie Waitkus was a professional baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s who partially inspired the character of Roy Hobbs in the 1952 book and 1984 film The Natural. Waitkus was a World War II veteran who became a ...Read More »

Blood in the Water match

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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The water polo match between Hungary and the USSR at the 1956 Summer Olympics has become known as the "blood in the water match" due to the violent nature of the competition. The match took place during a Hungarian ...Read More »

Battle of Nuremberg

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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The Battle of Nuremberg refers to a particularly heated match between Portugal and the Netherlands in the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The match saw four red cards and sixteen yellow cards handed out ...Read More »

Jim Creighton

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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Jim Creighton was the first superstar in baseball, as well as the first professional baseball player, playing in the mid 1800s. Creighton excelled as both a hitter and a pitcher. His fastball was unthinkably quick, so much so ...Read More »

Yale’s “We Suck” prank

{ Article added: 12/13/2009 }
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Each year, a college football rivalry game between Yale University and Harvard University takes place. For the game in 2004, approximately twenty Yale students disguised themselves as the fictitious "Harvard Pep Squad" and handed out signs to Harvard fans. ...Read More »

Pine Tar Incident

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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The Pine Tar Incident is a famous moment in baseball history that occurred in a game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees in 1983. Trailing by one run with two outs in the 9th inning, ...Read More »

Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game

{ Article added: 08/30/2009 }
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On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record by scoring 100 points in a regulation game between his Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knicks. The Knicks were unable to defend against Chamberlain, and Philadelphia's coach instructed ...Read More »