Weird Sports Facts Saturday

Who is ready for some sports facts today?  I know I am.

When a pole vaulter lands he may absorb up to 20000 pounds of pressure per square inch on the joints of his tubular thigh bones.

In 1963 baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry said, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.”   A few hours after Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon Perry hit the only home run of his career.

In Portsmouth, Ohio there is a law that ranks baseball players with, “vagrants, thieves and other suspicious characters.”

Ancient Greeks who won any type of sporting event were usually awarded with celery.

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