Famous First Facts About Sports
Features more than 5,400 "firsts" in more than 110 sports. Coverage encompasses all of the major and most of the minor sports played in the U.S. The most popular sports (e.g. baseball, football, basketball, tennis, golf, and hockey) receive the greatest attention, but the book covers the whole range of athletic competition, from archery and sled dog racing, to skiing and weightlifting. The book focuses on American activities and interests, but some sports – such as tennis, golf, and figure skating – are truly international, and are covered accordingly. Coverage of more than 110 sports topics, including airplane racing, archery, auto racing, awards, badminton, balloon racing, baseball (including Little League), basketball, biathlon, triathlon, pentathlon, billiards, pool, snooker, bobsled, bowling, boxing, canoeing/kayaking, cricket, croquet, curling, cycling, darts, decathlon, and many more.