Nyquist winning the 2016 Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography Sometimes, racehorses are given short, powerful names like Affirmed or Justify. Other times, they’re named after their ancestors. And once in a while, they’re named after athletes. Horses name in honor of sports figures aren’t as common as you might expect due to official naming restrictions, but through the years there have been some noteworthy runners named after ball players, hockey players, and even Olympic champions. Want some examples? [...]
Whoever said that records were meant to be broken hasn't been paying very close attention to postseason baseball. From Derek Jeter's record for games played to Deacon Phillippe's improbable string of complete games, many of the game's most hallowed marks haven't been touched for 10 to 115 years. We dusted off the history books and have identified Major League Baseball's five most unbreakable playoff records.