Amazing Sports Records You Had No Idea Even Existed

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Amazing Sports Records You Had No Idea Even Existed
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Not every record-setting performance is top story material, even if the threshold is low enough that Joey Chestnut shotgunning dozens of hot wings ends up on your local news—or even national news.

The records sport fans do hear about year after year are those once-in-a-lifetime, immortalized-forever categories: single-season home runs, the perfect NFL season, Eric Dickerson's rushing record, Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game and other seemingly impossible feats.

And when the unbreakable starts to look vulnerable, the sports world is mesmerized.

In the meantime, there are plenty of records, some newly established and others long held, that may not get the ticker treatment on SportsCenter but are plenty amazing nonetheless.

From the odd nugget buried deep in sports almanacs to the virtual basement of online databases of stats geeks, these are amazing sports records you may have never heard of.

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