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Baseball hasn't had an expansion team that was named after a single city since Seattle and Toronto in 1977.

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On 4/19/2019 at 9:48 PM, DNAsports said:

 

 

 

Classic "Nothing to see here,"  right?  LOL

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On 5/17/2019 at 5:08 PM, Needschat said:

In the 7th inning, @TGO7E faced Adam Ottavino, the first No. 0 vs No. 0 battle in @MLB  history.

 

Classic "Nothing to see here,"  right?  LOL

A similar situation could happen again later this season, also involving the Yankees, of course dependent on pitching rotations and injuries, etc. When the Yankees visit the Dodgers on August 23-24-25, if Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches to Aaron Judge, it will be the first 99 vs. 99 ever.
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I feel like this one's pretty common knowledge at this point, but Khris Davis has .247 each of the past four seasons.

 

The Cincinnati Reds also have a 9 game winning streak in the World Series.

 

Sammy Sosa his 50+ home runs four times, and three of them were 60+ home run seasons. Hank Aaron never hit 50 home runs in a season, and his career high, 47, came when he was 37.

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When Suzanne Lenglen won the 1925 Wimbledon women's singles title, she did so by conceding only 5 games in the 6 matches that she played.

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4 hours ago, fnz said:

The Cincinnati Reds also have a 9 game winning streak in the World Series.

 

 

This is similar to how the Marlins have never lost a playoff series.

 

I realized this 5 or 6 years ago and it's a fun thing to say when the team is on a losing streak. Like they lose again and you go to anybody and nobody in particular, "you know the Reds are on a 9 game winning streak in the World Series?".

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On 6/18/2019 at 9:34 AM, fnz said:

The Cincinnati Reds also have a 9 game winning streak in the World Series. 

This happened when they lost their last World Series game.

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates Hockey Club (1925 - 1930) were the First NHL team to:
- Pirates coach Odie Cleghorn, introduce the idea of Changing players on the fly
- set an NHL record for largest salary paid to a player, Lionel Conacher signed a 3yr / $7,500 contract (we're talking 1920s here)
- Pirates coach Odie Cleghorn, used 3 sets of forwards (NHL standard back then was to leave best players on the ice the whole game)
- First Pittsburgh based team to wear the colors Black and Yellow Gold (Pirates/  MLB wore Red / White / Blue uniforms)(Steelers / NFL weren't born until 1933)
- 4 Pirates Players are in the Hockey Hall of Fame
- when the Pittsburgh Penguins changed uniform colors from Blue / White to Black / Gold mid season (Jan 1980), the Boston Bruins protested the color change, the NHL cited the Pirates Hockey Club had worn Black / Gold while the Bruins had worn Brown / Gold (during the same time frame) thus the NHL allowed the Pens to change color schemes 

City of Pittsburgh and the game of Hockey have a long history dating back 1895 (this is why it cracks me up when opposing fans say Pittsburgh isn't a Hockey City, sure Pittsburgh is a Football first City but only because Hockey isn't as popular across the US)  
- First United States City to Professionalize the game of Ice Hockey (1890s) 
- WPHL (Western Pennsylvania Hockey League) ran from 1896 - 1908
  - played games at Schenley Park Casino
  - also played games at Duquesne Gardens
  - first League to openly Hire players (ie Paid their players to play)
- 6 Players from the WPHL are in the Hockey hall of Fame
 

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The 1996-1997 NFL season was the last time all 4 teams that participated in the previous year's conference championship games (Colts, Cowboys, Packers, Steelers) made it back to the playoffs. Since then, at least 1 team has missed the playoffs the following year. 

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On 6/18/2019 at 8:20 AM, mjrbaseball said:

A similar situation could happen again later this season, also involving the Yankees, of course dependent on pitching rotations and injuries, etc. When the Yankees visit the Dodgers on August 23-24-25, if Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches to Aaron Judge, it will be the first 99 vs. 99 ever.
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Actually, it happened for the first time back in 2014 when Astros P Rudy Owens faced off against Mariners OF James Jones:

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Dallas Green managed in eight seasons yet only one was for a full 162 game season, three were shortened due to labor issues, twice he was hired in season and twice he was fired in season 

 

Craig Counsell was on both 90s expansion teams that won the World Series the quickest the fifth year 1997 Marlins and 2001 fourth year Diamondbacks both of which were won on the last at bat in game seven and both overcoming a ninth run deficit and in 1997 he scored the winning run and was on base when the winning run scored in 2001.

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2019 Broncos are the 1st team since sacks became official in 1982 to not have a sack or a takeaway

 

Aaron Rodgers coming to the Eagles game was 58-0-1 when he had a double digit lead at home.

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