Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sports History:1830 to 1839

1830s Game resembling croquet played in Ireland. 1830 Wingfield Sculls rowing race first held between Putney and Mortlake on the Thames. 1831 First recorded cross-country running races at Shrewsbury School, England. 1832 First specially appointed newspaper sports editor. William Porter … Continue reading

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Baseball:All-time Greats

  In 1998  The Sporting News published a list of those players it considered the hundred greatest baseball players of all-time. 1 Babe Ruth 2 Willie Mays 3 Ty Cobb 4 Walter Johnson 5 Hank Aaron 6 Lou Gehrig 7 … Continue reading

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Motor Cycling:Records

There have been various different specifications for the bikes in motorcycling Grand Prix races since the world championship series were inaugurated in 1949. Most world championships in all classes . Columns represent titles in these classes. MotoGP/500cc 350cc Moto2/250cc Moto3/125cc … Continue reading

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Baseball:Records for Major League Baseball

Batting records (1876–present) Career Highest batting average Ty Cobb .366 Most home runs Barry Bonds 762 Most RBIs Hank Aaron 2297 Most hits Pete Rose 4256 Most runs scored Rickey Henderson 2295 Highest on-base percentage Ted Williams .482 Most stolen … Continue reading

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Triathlon: World Championships – Records

World Triathlon Championships organised by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) have been held annually since 1989. The title was awarded in a single world championship race until 2009 when the format was changed to give the title to the winner … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1906

Four more additions to my British sporting Hall of Fame:- Bob Fitzsimmons (Boxing) – The first man to win three world titles. In 1891 he won the middleweight crown and in 1897 added the heavyweight  title, which he held until 1899. … Continue reading

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Rugby Union:Heineken Cup Records

The Heineken Cup is Europe’s leading club competition in rugby union. It has been contested since the 1995-6 season ending with a cup final. Most wins 4 Toulouse   1995–96, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2009–10 3 Leinster   2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12 2 … Continue reading

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