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Take it from a girl who spends half the week watching baseball, sports are smokin’ hot. And sports knowledge — whether it’s coming from an eligible bachelor or a seasoned announcer — makes me veritably salivate. If you want to score with a girl who loves her sports, the best thing you can do is pad your stats.

Let me give you a real-life for instance: a few nights ago, I was glued to the baseball game. It was the bottom of the sixth inning, and Sanchez was on the mound. Just then, my man wandered in and casually said, “Hey, isn’t that the guy who pitched a no-hitter a few weeks ago?” While I love my guy to pieces, he’s not exactly a sports guru, so you can imagine my surprise that he was absolutely right. Then — perfectly timed — he added, “Sort of reminds me of Vida Blue’s first no-hitter for the A’s.”

Let’s just say I was so freakin’ impressed (not to mention turned on), that I didn’t catch the end of that game.

If you need to bone up on sports stats, the Best American Sports Writing of the Century has totally got your back:

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[$13, Amazon]

It’s basically the culmination of the Best American Sports Writing series, and it features essays by some of the best writers around (think Gay Talese, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer). With over 800 pages chronicling the best and brightest athletic feats in pretty much every field, you’ll be a sports pro in no time.

And if my stats are any indication, it’ll definitely help you score.