South Carolinians who faced each other in the 1986 World Series: the Red Sox' Jim Rice and the Mets' Mookie Wilson.
Seconds it takes Clemson football players to run down The Hill, a 103-foot slope at one end of Memorial Stadium; the Tigers have made this entrance since 1942.
Points scored by Furman guard Frank Selvy in a 149-95 win over cross-state rival Newberry in 1954; during the '53-54 season Selvy led Division I with a 41.7-point average.
Winston Cup races won by Spartanburg native David Pearson, the second most behind Richard Petty's 200.
Year golf was played for the first time in the United States, at the Harleston Green course in Charleston.
"When I was little, I was big.
—AIKEN NATIVE WILLIAM (REFRIGERATOR) PERRY,
IN 1981, WHEN HE WAS A 305-POUND LINEMAN FOR CLEMSON; INDEED. THE FRIDGE WEIGHED 200 POUNDS AT AGE II.
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Joe Frazier, Boxer
His three title bouts with Muhammad AN (including his epic victory at Madison Square Garden in 1971) rank among the most memorable in boxing history. Smokin' Joe, from Beaufort, won gold at the 1964 Olympics and held the heavyweight title from 1970 to '73.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Baseball player
The career .356 hitter (third-highest average ever) from Pickens County was banned for life after the Black Sox scandal, even though he batted .375 in the 1919 World Series and his involvement in the game-fixing has been questioned by baseball historians.