Double - Sports

Sports

  • Double (association football), the act of a wining a division and primary cup competition in the same season
  • Double (baseball), a two-base hit in baseball
    • The Double (Seattle Mariners), a specific instance of the above that occurred during the 1995 Major League Baseball season
  • Double, a snooker shot where the player tries to pot a ball via one cushion
  • Double (cricket), the feat of scoring a thousand first-class runs and taking a hundred first-class wickets in a single season
  • The Double (Gaelic games), the act of winning the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in the same year
  • The Double (auto racing), in auto racing, the act of a driver attempting to race in two races on the same day during the United States Memorial Day weekend.

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