The essential sports calendar, for more than two decades, packed with the information, passion, and long reach of history that is central to the nervous system of every true-blue sports fan. The oh-so-close bid by Smarty Jones. Lance’s unprecedented sixth straight victory in one of the world’s most grueling tests. Annika proving her mettle. At the 1989 U.S. Open at Oak Hill, four holes-in-one in two hours—on the same hole. And there’s always Jordan: How about the time he scored 38 points in Game 5 of the NBA finals—all the while suffering from a debilitating case of the flu? Obsessive, fascinating, and passionate, 365 Sports Facts-A-Year belongs on the desktop of anyone who turns to the sports pages first.