Baseball facts

Interesting Baseball Facts:

The inventor of baseball is also credited with firing the first Union shot of Civil war.

In major league baseball, the distance between bases is 90 feet . The distance from the pictures mound to home plate is 60 feet , 8 inches.

Baseball ended one of its oldest traditions in 1997 when inter league play begin for the first time. This means that teams from the American league can play National league teams during the regular season. The first inter league game was played on June 12, 1997.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap while playing baseball, and he used to changed it every two innings.

Major league umpire Cal Hubbard is the only person in both the football and baseball Hall of fame!

Bob Feller and Kerry Woods are the only pitchers in history to accomplish this unusual feat : They both stroke out one batter for every year of there ages in a game.

The baseball card, dates all the way back to 1800 and early 1900. It wasn't until 1968 that Topps, became a popular card maker. Originally, collecting these cards was meant for kids. The popularity quickly spread. On the back of every baseball card, you can find a list of baseball facts on each player. The statistics listed on the card are baseball facts that cannot be denied. Each player's card lists the number of hits, home runs, runs batted in, stolen bases and more.

More Baseball Facts:

Hank Aaron had the most home runs in his career 755. Although he didn't enter the Hall of Fame until 1982

1998 was a great year for baseball, Mark Mcguire and Sammy Sosa brought America back to baseball, they battled it out for most home runs in a season with Mcguire winning with 69 to Sosa's 66

2001 Barry Bonds became the highest home runs in one season with 73 home runs.

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