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Bizarre Fact #51:
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In 1910, A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series game for the first time. The Philadelphia Athletics (managed by Connie Mack) and the Chicago Cubs (managed by P.K. Wrigley) played for the championship.

Bizarre Fact #52:
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In 1964 for the 10th time in his major-league baseball career, Mickey Mantle hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game - setting a new baseball record.

Bizarre Fact #53:
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In 1969 a brief battle broke out between Honduras and El Salvador. Although tensions had been rough between the two countries, the reason for the war was El Salvador's victory over Honduras in the World Cup Soccer playoffs. Gunfire was exchanged for about 30 minutes before reason could prevail.

Bizarre Fact #54:
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In 1986 Danny Heep became the first player in a World Series to be a designated hitter (DH) with the initials "D.H."

Bizarre Fact #55:
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In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.

Bizarre Fact #56:
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In the NHL in the 1960’s, the league decided that home teams would wear white, while visiting teams would wear their dark jerseys. The reasoning behind this was that it would be more difficult to keep white uniforms clean while on the road.

Bizarre Fact #57:
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In the U.S., there are more then 10,000 golf courses.

Bizarre Fact #58:
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Jackie Robinson was the only person to letter in four sports at UCLA. Of all of them, he supposedly liked baseball the least.

Bizarre Fact #59:
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Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympics.

Bizarre Fact #60:
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Kresimir Cosic is only non-American player in NBA Hall of Fame.


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