The first World Series was played between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 and was a nine-game series. Boston won the series 5-3.
The first baseball caps were made of straw.
There are 18 minutes of total action in a baseball game.
A microwaved baseball will fly farther than a frozen baseball.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is located in Cooperstown, N.Y. It was created in 1935 to celebrate baseball's 100th anniversary.
Most broken Major League bats are sent to third world countries where they are used as building materials and crude weapons.
The National League and the American League played in the first All-Star Game held in 1933. The NL has won 40 of the 73 games played. The game ended in a tie two times.
Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter garnered his nickname after Oakland Athletics owner Charles Finley made up a story that Hunter had caught a large catfish as a boy.
During Vin Scully’s first year as a broadcaster in 1957, he was suspended by the Dodgers for calling a home run with “He hit that like it was Marilyn Monroe!”
Pete Rosewas banned from baseball for life for betting on games while managing the Reds, currently holds the all-time record for hits (4,256) and games played (3,562).
Former Yankees Mickey Mantle currently holds the record for most home runs (18) and RBI (40) in World Series history.
San Francisco's slugger Barry Bonds has won the NL MVP Award seven times which is the record.
Pitcher Nolan Ryan played 27 seasons in major league baseball and struck out more batters in his career than any other pitcher.
Sammy Sosa has three of the eight 60-home run seasons in baseball history.
According to the official Major League Baseball rule book, baseball games “are to last 9 innings or two and one-half hours, whichever comes first.”
Baseballs were originally made from the foreskins of horses.
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