The record for the most major league baseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.

In his time, Michael Schumacher was the highest paid sportsman, ahead of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer. (Not including sponsorship endorsements.)

A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.

Golf the only sport played on the moon – on 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.

The record for the most Olympic medals ever won is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.

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