My favorite sports numbers
Say 61 or 714, and most baseball fans know exactly what you're talking about.
I'm a stat guy. Here are some of my favorites:
215: The record number of single-season points set by the Oilers' Wayne Gretzky in 1985-86. It won't be broken in my lifetime.
2,105: The Rams' Eric Dickerson single-season rushing yards total in 1984, which was nearly broken by the Vikings' Adrian Peterson last season.
100: Points scored by the 76ers' Wilt Chamberlain on March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pa., of all places. One of my favorite sports numbers because it happened on my birthday. No, I wasn't born in 1962.
.406: The Red Sox's Ted Williams batting average in 1941. He's the last player to hit .400 in a season.
59: David Duval's final round score at the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He's the last PGA player to shoot a 59. Duval eagled No. 18 to secure his round of -13.
- Mark Podolski | @mpodo