Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano's ERA before he threw a no-hitter against the White Sox on May 3, the highest ever entering a no-no (minimum five starts).
Consecutive batters struck out by 12-year-old Tanner Brakken. The Bridgewater, Mass., pitcher had 18 in a row during one perfect game, then started his next outing, on May 2, with 11 more.
First-place votes, out of 118, received by NBA Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin of the Clippers, making him the first unanimous winner since David Robinson in 1990 and the third overall (with Ralph Sampson in '84).
Thickness of new video-capable Panini basketball cards (inserted randomly in Totally Certified packs beginning in June) that play up to 20 minutes of content with sound.
American men or women in tennis's top 10 as of Monday, a first in the history of the ATP and WTA rankings.