What’s true in sports?

Matt Hoh

1. Boxing is the oldest sport in North America.
2. The longest golf hole in the world is 789 yards, in Marquette, Michigan.
3. Lance Armstrong holds the record for the longest Tour De France win streak.
4. A.C. Green holds the record for most consecutive games played streak in the NBA at 1,192.
5. The longest homerun hit was by Mark McGuire on May 16, 1998 with a distance of 545 feet.Answers:
1. F- With a history that spans centuries, lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America. Rooted in Native American religion, lacrosse was often played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick, and develop strong, virile men. To Native Americans, lacrosse is still referred to as “The Creator’s Game.”
2. F – The longest hole is in Marquette, Mich. at Chocolay Downs Golf Course. It is a par 6, however it is 1,007 yards long. Chocolay has land on reserve that can be added to the length of this hole if it ever loses its ranking of the longest hole.
3. T – He won seven straight races before he retired.
4. T – He started on November 19, 1986 and ended April 17, 2001. He played for four teams and broke his streak by retiring.
5. F – Mickey Mantle has the longest hit. When he played for the Yankees, he hit a ball 634 feet at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Mich. September 10, 1960. The statement was Mark McGuire’s longest homerun of his career.

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