Baseball Facts

Baseball facts

The first World Series was played between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 and was a nine-game series. Boston won the series 5-3.

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The first baseball caps were made of straw.

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There are 18 minutes of total action in a baseball game.

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A microwaved baseball will fly farther than a frozen baseball.

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is located in Cooperstown, N.Y. It was created in 1935 to celebrate baseball's 100th anniversary.

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Most broken Major League bats are sent to third world countries where they are used as building materials and crude weapons.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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).

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Former Yankees Mickey Mantle currently holds the record for most home runs (18) and RBI (40) in World Series history.

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San Francisco's slugger  Barry Bonds has won the NL MVP Award seven times which is the record.

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Pitcher Nolan Ryan played 27 seasons in major league baseball and struck out more batters in his career than any other pitcher.

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Sammy Sosa has three of the eight 60-home run seasons in baseball history.

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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.”

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Baseballs were originally made from the foreskins of horses.

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