Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Special 100th Post!!

     Ladies and gentlemen, this is a very special blog post for me. This is my 100th blog post and I had many ideas for what I wanted to do for number 100. However, some of these ideas would either involve excruciatingly long lists or would carry on into the next post or two. Therefore, I've decided that it would be best to compile some noteworthy accomplishments in sports history involving the number 100:

  • Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors on March 2, 1962, setting the NBA single-game scoring record that is still untouched to this day. The Warriors played against the New York Knicks, defeating the Knicks by a score of 169-147. Wilt shot 36-for-63 from the field and 28-for-32 from the free throw line.
  • Jerry Rice holds the record for the most 100-yard receiving games in the NFL with 76. Emmitt Smith holds the record for the most 100-yard rushing games in the NFL with 78. 
  • Former Minnesota Twin Paul Molitor is the last MLB player to drive in 100 RBIs and hit fewer than ten home runs. He hit nine home runs and had 113 RBIs in 1996.
  • There are five NHL franchises that have never had a 100-point player in a season. Those teams are the Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, and Nashville Predators. 
  • Speaking of the number five, there have been only five defensemen in the NHL to score 100 points in a season. They are Bobby Orr, Brian Leetch, Al MacInnis, Denis Potvin, and Paul Coffey. 
  • Rory McIlory was last year's PGA Tour Player of the year, finishing with 100 points. He went on to capture both the season money earnings and adjusted scoring average titles.
  • Former Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya was known as "Zoom-Zoom" for his ability to constantly hit 100 MPH or more on the gun with his fastball. Tigers ace Justin Verlander is also known for throwing 100 MPH late in a ballgame.
Work Cited:
NBA, Encyclopedia. Wilt Scores 100!. New York: Turner Sports, 2012. Web. 
PGA of, America. PGA Champion Rory McIlroy wins PGA Player of the Year and Vardon Trophy
     Palm Beach Gardens: Turner Sports , 2013. Web. 

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