When I was a kid, I would devour sports statistics: hockey, baseball, football, basketball.
I feel like I always had my head buried in a book or a magazine looking at all kinds of stats…
And I guess I wasn’t alone! A bunch of folks took to Twitter to share their responses to this question posed by Peter Burns.
What's your favorite random sports stat that blows your mind every time you see it?
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) July 1, 2020
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. The Great One.
Likely to never be topped.
Wayne Gretzky scored the most goals in NHL history. If you take away all his goals, he STILL would have the most points in NHL history
— WallStreetBets CEO (retired) (@SortaBad) July 1, 2020
2. Wow! Wild!
He was a beauty.
Stan Musial had 3,630 hits in his career.
1,815 at home.
1,815 on the road.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 1, 2020
3. Played from 1998-2020.
A crazy stat.
Vince Carter played against 37% of people who have ever played in the NBA
— Vivek (@vcdevaraj) July 1, 2020
4. He’s that good.
What a career he’s had.
Larry Fitzgerald has more tackles than drops in his NFL career.
— Jason Moore (@jasonffl) July 1, 2020
5. The GOAT.
There’s no denying it.
Tom Brady has thrown 10% of all Super Bowl TD passes.
— Eddy Elfenbein (@EddyElfenbein) July 1, 2020
6. A Packers legend.
His stats are off the charts.
Aaron Rodgers has the highest TD-to-INT ratio (4.3) in NFL history and could throw a pick on 151 straight passes and still have a better mark than Favre in his Packers career.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2020
7. That’s nuts!
They dominate the opposition.
how about Ohio State is 337-1-1 all-time when they score 35 or more points.
— snowman (@snowjob310) July 1, 2020
8. Now this man was a legend.
We miss him!
Andre the Giant drinking 119 beers in one sitting https://t.co/nrJx6B2tjz
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) July 1, 2020
9. Longevity is the key.
A dominant pitcher.
Randy Johnson won more games in his 40s than he did in his 20s. https://t.co/vIMMKQ8WKz
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) July 1, 2020
10. He was a great ballplayer.
Loved watching him on the field!
Tony Gwynn had more 4 hit games than 2 strikeout games.
Greg Maddux faced Tony Gwynn 107 times and never struck him out.
Tony Gwynn averaged 21.7 strikeouts per season. In 2019 129 players had 22 strikeouts by the end of April.
— Sean Moser (@sdmoser) July 1, 2020
11. Think about that…
It took Joey Votto 13 years to pop up to first base.
— AMC A-List Member (@Ryanwtking) July 1, 2020
Now it’s your turn!
In the comments, tell us about your favorite sports facts that always manage to surprise you.
We can’t wait to hear from you! Thanks a lot!