Christopher "Christy" Mathewson, nicknamed "Big Six", "The Christian Gentleman", and "The Gentleman's Hurler" played 17 seasons with the New York Giants. He was among the most dominant pitchers of his (or any) era and ranks in the all-time top-10 in major pitching categories including wins, shutouts, and ERA. Mathewson was posthumously elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Lou Gehrig's then-record streak of consecutive games played ended on May 2, 1939, when he voluntarily took himself out of the lineup after his play was hampered by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neuromuscular disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease forced him to retire at age 36 and was the cause of his death two years later.
Tom Landry was the only head coach the Cowboys knew in their first 29 seasons. He invented the now popular 4-3 defense, and the "flex defense" system made famous by his "Doomsday Defense" squads. During his tenure, Dallas won two Super Bowls and reached three more while posting a winning record for 20 straight seasons.
On April 4, 1983, David Winfield of the New York Yankees was warming up for another inning against the Toronto Blue Jays when he accidentally struck and killed a seagull with the ball. Later in the day, Winfield was actually arrested by Toronto Police for cruelty to animals. Needless to say, these charges didn't hold up and were dropped the next day.
The average golf ball has 336 dimples. Originally, golf balls were smooth, but golfers noticed that older, beat-up balls seemed to fly farther. Eventually, someone realized that the nicks and cuts were acting as "turbulators", reducing drag, and manufacturers began producing balls with dimples.
Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the New Orleans Hornets temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City, where they spent two seasons officially known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. The team returned to New Orleans full-time for the 2007-08 season.