1.Baseball is a National game of United States
National Sports are considered as culture of nation and they are not established by law.Here Baseball represents the culture of nation which is considered as the National game of United States.It is not necessarily the popular sport in United States but it has some traditional ethics .It is played by almost all the people in the country and it is accepted globally across the world as a fun and interesting game .
2.Lifespan of Baseball is less
We may get shocked about the life span of Baseball if we come to know what exactly the real life span of baseball. As a result of past major Baseball league,we came to know that the average life time of Baseball is seven pitches and thereafter it should be replaced by new one .This may sounds ridiculous but what i am saying is literally true .The surprising fact is that a typical game wants 70 balls approximately and 90 baseballs are required at the start of the game. This fun fact should be known to every Baseball player as well as for common peoples.
3.Famous food in the Baseball leagues is Hot dogs
As we come across the food item that is sold largely during baseball league is “BLACK DOG”.It is most popular and delicious food item that has gained importance during the league because of its taste.Peoples who came to watch the baseball league are fond of Black dog and those are mouth watering there.Baseball fans ate 21,357,316 hot dogs and 5,508,887 sausages during the 2014 major league season.
4.The longest match was played on May 9, 1984
The match took 8 hours 6 minutes and went 25 innings.The longest game on record was between Chicago White Sox and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.It is the longest match ever played in baseball and is the longest game in World series history.
5.The first television and radio broadcast of base ball
The major Baseball league was first broadcasted in television on August 26,1939. when the Cincinnati Reds played a doubleheader against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field and the first-ever radio broadcast of a major league baseball game occurred on August 5, 1921, by radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh. The first place Pirates beat the last place Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 at Forbes Field. It also featured the game’s first live play-by-play announcer, 26-year-old Harold Arlin.
6.The first baseball was played in Newyork
The New York Knickerbockers were one of the first organized teams that played under the same rules that are based on Baseball rules today. Team members also wore the first known uniforms. By its popularity the Baseball was called “America’s national past time” in 1856.
7.Henry Chadwick is called as father of Baseball
He is an English-born American sportswriter ,Baseball statistician , historian and also called as Father of Baseball.The another interesting story is Abner Doubleday invented the Baseball and it is considered as myth but it has been finally dismissed by historians. The ancient documents thrown new light on actual origins of baseball.
8.Removing of shine from Baseball by an umpire
It is a mandatory rule in Baseball that before starting every game an umpire should remove shine from the new Baseballs by rubbing them with mud from a creek in Burlington Country,New jersey.Baseball rubbing mud is mud used to treat balls in the sport of Baseball to give better pitches.Before the use of rubbing mud,Baseballs were rubbed in a mixture of water and infield soil,But this method usually discolored the ball’s leather surface.
9.In United States Baseball is a metaphor for sex
In united States ,Baseball is often used as a metaphor for sex.The term first base indicates mouth to mouth kissing “second base” symbolizes skin-to-skin contact, or manual stimulation of the genitals; “third base” includes oral sex, or touching of the mouth to the genitals; and “homerun” symbolizes full intercourse.
10.Differences in the weight of Baseball bats
All though the two Baseball bats weigh the same, they may feel lighter or heavier when they are swung. The “swing weight” differs according to the distribution of mass in a bat.Bat weight is measured by the minus or drop weight. Drop weight is the difference between the length and weight of the bat, a bat that is 30 inches long .The bigger the drop weight is, the lighter the bat will weigh.