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For questions generally relating to small, specific facts regarding a player, team, or game that are not common knowledge and can be answered with fact-based answers. Questions should also be tagged with the sport referenced.

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In 2002, when the Angels defeated the Giants in the World Series, both teams were wildcards (and as there was only one wildcard, the bottom seed by default, though they were not the lowest win totals …
answered Oct 20 '14 by Joe
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Absolutely. Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. played together in 1990 for the Seattle Mariners. They once hit back to back home runs in a game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G2AnNdjBu4 http:/ …
answered Oct 13 '14 by Joe
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You're seeing how many challenges they have left (well, how many incorrect challenges they have left) in the set. See for example this RadioTimes article: Players are given unlimited opportunities t …
answered Jun 29 '21 by Joe
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It happened 15 times in total; mostly in the early days (twelve times in the 1970s, then once in the 1980s and once in the 1990s). Many early post-merger teams didn't pass much, after all, and so whe …
answered Nov 30 '20 by Joe
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Restricting to the current 3 points win/1 point draw format, the minimum possible is 3, if all 6 games are tied. 4 is possible if all four teams are 1-1-1. Otherwise, 5 is the minimum; if one game i …
answered Jun 28 '18 by Joe
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The only time I could find after 2000 was the 2007 Minnesota Timberwolves, Featuring Kevin Garnett, who won three overtime games in a row Jan. 3 through Jan. 7, against San Antonio (Featuring Tim Dunc …
answered Feb 16 '21 by Joe
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Tennis balls are mostly airtight. They're made of rubber covered with felt; the rubber is quite good at keeping air in, but not perfect. Some of the answer as to why they are not more airtight is du …
answered Jan 30 '15 by Joe
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He won three super bowls (92,93,95), plus a college football championship (while injured), in 1985. He wasn't a member of any coaching staffs who won championships, as far as I can tell - he's been a …
answered Oct 20 '14 by Joe
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If you mean any ATP tournament (and not the overall Finals), Aaron Krickstein won an ATP World Tour tournament in Tel Aviv in 1983 at the age of 16 years 2 months, the youngest to do so according to h …
answered Mar 26 '15 by Joe
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2014 and 2006 both had 89 games played in them, based on a cursory scrape of Wikipedia (which is much harder than it should be, btw; some significant editing is needed for consistency!). Those are th …
answered Oct 13 '14 by Joe
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Hockey Reference was able to at least partially answer this; I only searched on goals=3 and goals=4 (so a 5+ goal game wouldn't show up). However, it seems to be a very common occurrence. For exampl …
answered Feb 23 '15 by Joe
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FC itself is actually quite common in another sport: Rugby. "XXX Rugby Football Club" is commonly the name of rugby clubs (at the club level). This is true even in the US (where "Club" is not a very …
answered Aug 7 '15 by Joe
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Sort of. No complete series in the modern game was played entirely at a neutral site, but some series had one or two games played at neutral sites. The 1925 Stanley Cup Finals, for example, was betwe …
answered Aug 10 '20 by Joe
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At least in reasonably recent history, the answer is no. The highest seed to have been defaulted (as opposed to retired voluntarily) was John McEnroe (1990 Australian Open, 4th seed). This Sydney Mo …
answered Sep 7 '20 by Joe
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Looking through old box scores, it happens fairly frequently - more than would be appropriate to list here. In 1982, for example, it happened twice in one series - LA Kings vs Edmonton Oilers, the Ki …
answered Aug 22 '20 by Joe