06/21/2012 09:08 am ET

20 Crazy Sports Stats You Never Knew

Behind every magical athletic performance is a concealed packet of facts.

Not breakfast preferences, pregame rituals or tendency to fold during a poker game, but rather a collection of unknown pieces of knowledge that keeps fans eager to learn more.

These stats form the backbone of the sports world and give fans a true perspective on different achievements and records. A necessary asset indeed.

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