Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Baseball Fun Facts

  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is located in Cooperstown, New York. It was created in 1935 to celebrate baseball’s 100th anniversary.
  • Pittsburgh and Boston played the first World Series in 1903. Boston won the nine-game series 5 games to 3.
  • Years ago, American League baseballs were stitched with red and blue thread and the National League baseballs were stitched with red and black thread.
  • The chances of a fan being hit by a baseball are 300,000 to 1.
  • In the early days, baseball players wore straw hats instead of baseball caps during games.
  • Babe Ruth, one of baseball’s most famous players, used to keep a wet cabbage leaf beneath his cap in order to keep cool. He would change it every 2 innings.
  • A regulation baseball has 108 stitches.
-Kara Kelso

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