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October 08, 2012
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October 08, 2012

Go Figure

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100--1

Odds at which Mick Tunnicliffe wagered £100 with British bookmaker William Hill in 2002 that his then nine-year-old son, Ryan, would play for Manchester United.

$16,100

Amount collected by Mick when Ryan made his debut as a Man U midfielder on Sept. 26, in a 2--1 win over Newcastle United.

439.024

Speed, in miles per hour, averaged for two one-mile runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats by George Poteet in his V-8-powered Speed Demon Streamliner, a world record for a piston-engined, wheel-driven car.

493

Entrants in a sweepstakes held by the Orioles to honor Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson that gave five fans whose first or middle name is Brooks two tickets to Baltimore's game against the Red Sox on Saturday.

1,365

Strikeouts by A's hitters this season, an AL record. Oakland broke the old mark of 1,325, set by the Rays in 2007, on Sept. 26 when first baseman Chris Carter fanned in the second inning of a 9--3 win over the Rangers.

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