A few weeks ago, ESPN studio anchor and radio host Peter Burns asked his followers on Twitter, “What’s your favorite random sports stat that blows your mind every time you see it?” I expected a lot of the responses to be snarky dunks from fans on other teams, but everyone played fair and dropped some actually impressive knowledge about teams from just about every sport as well as individual athletes.
What’s your favorite random sports stat that blows your mind every time you see it?
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) July 1, 2020
Here are 40 random sports stats that people are always blown away by:
1. (Assists count as points)
Wayne Gretzky scored the most goals in NHL history. If you take away all his goals, he STILL would have the most points in NHL history
— Respected Scientist (@SortaBad) July 1, 2020
Stan Musial had 3,630 hits in his career.
1,815 at home.
1,815 on the road.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 1, 2020
Stan Musial is also 1st all time in hits by a player born November 21st in Donora, PA. That doesn’t seem remarkable until you realize who’s in second pic.twitter.com/Vm6Oou6VWQ
— Bryan Ross (@Byu_bob) July 1, 2020
— Brookshaven #KIRBSTOMP Season (@WOOFDAWG1) July 1, 2020
Easily this one pic.twitter.com/X74AHECNpd
— Ken Porter (@chocothundaaa) July 1, 2020
Vince Carter played against 37% of people who have ever played in the NBA
— Vivek (@vcdevaraj) July 1, 2020
I can’t make this up. pic.twitter.com/YBvJUtj4vF
— Phai Huynh🏁 (@phai_huynh) July 1, 2020
The only men’s basketball coach at the University of Kansas to have a career losing record? James Naismith – the guy that invented basketball.
— Dan 🍺 (@FastDan2000) July 1, 2020
Larry Fitzgerald has more tackles than drops in his NFL career.
— Jason Moore (@jasonffl) July 1, 2020
Peyton Manning’s longest run in the NFL was 33 yards.
Trent Richardson’s longest run in the NFL was 32 yards.
— Chris Gillespie (@MrPie93) July 1, 2020
Tom Brady has thrown 10% of all Super Bowl TD passes.
— Eddy Elfenbein (@EddyElfenbein) July 1, 2020