More proof that the regular season means nothing...
The Vancouver Canucks scored a grand total of eight goals in the seven games of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. The previous low for an NHL playoff series that went all seven games was in 1945, when both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings scored nine goals in the Stanley Cup Finals. Keep in mind that Vancouver led the NHL in scoring in the regular season, and this is the post-lockout...
Boston: City of Champions
With the Bruins’ victory, Boston has championships in all four major sports in a span of seven years, the smallest span in North American history.
Rube Waddell's Career Highlights
While with the Philadelphia Athletics, Rube Waddell led the American League in strikeouts every year from 1902 to 1907. Among his other accomplishments: *Wrestled alligators professionally in the offseason *Spent his first signing bonus on a drinking binge *Had a provision in his contract that prohibited him from eating crackers in bed on road trips
Nothing is guaranteed
This year’s NBA Finals was the first since 1985 (the first year of the 2-3-2 format) where the team that won game three after the series was tied 1-1 DID NOT win the championship.
First major league at-bat - home run! So what?
Only two players in Major League Baseball history who hit a home run in their first at-bat are in the Hall of Fame. One of them is a pitcher, Hoyt Wilhelm, and that was his only career home run.