September 22, 2020

Five Trivia Facts About Five Great Professional Athletes

Sports is a big part of the world and there are great sports fans everywhere. The top five sports are soccer, football, baseball, hockey, and basketball. Each one has fans of specific teams and of course those teams’ greatest players.

Here is a look at five pieces of trivia related to five of the best players in each of those sports.

#1 – Everyone knows that the player who caught more touchdown passes from San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana than anyone else was Jerry Rice. The first player though to catch a TD pass in the NFL from Montana was tight end Bob Bruer in 1979. This was his only touchdown reception as a 49er.

#2 – Through 2010, New York Yankees great Derek Jeter has hit 234 career home runs. With a total of five, he has hit more off of pitcher Sidney Ponson than he has off of anyone else. Tied for second with four are Rodrigo Lopez and David Wells.

#3 – In Pittsburgh Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby’s first NHL game ever in 2005, he assisted on his team’s only goal of the game which was scored by Mark Recchi. The Penguins lost that game 5-1 to the New Jersey Devils.

#4 – David Beckham is one of the biggest name in soccer/football. He has played for great teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid, the Los Angeles Galaxy, and of course for England’s national football team. His first goal ever for England came during the 1998 World Cup in a match against Colombia on a long range free kick that helped his team win by the score of 2-0.

#5 – During the 2005-2006 NBA Season, Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant put together his longest streak ever of consecutive games with at least one three point shot being made. The streak stretched from December 26th, 2005 to February 28th, 2006, a span of 28 games. His second longest streak came in 2009 when he put together 21 straight games with at least one three pointer made.

Source by Mark Peters

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