Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the
University of Havana.
In 1965, the minimum annual salary for a baseball player was
$6,000, just a thousand dollars more than it had been in
A regulation baseball has 108 stitches.
The very first baseball game was played on June 19,1845,
across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New York.
In baseball, a "can of corn" refers to a fly ball that is
easy to catch.
Robert Redford attended the University of Colorado on a
In July 1934, Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the
return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.
In an effort to sell more licensed apparel, minor-league
baseball teams were changing their names so often that the
sport's governing body now limits franchises to team name
changes every three years.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, houses the
largest collection of baseball cards: 200,000.
The first perfect nine innings baseball game was achieved by
John Lee Richmond on 12 June 1880.
Giants baseball catcher Roger Bresnahan introduced shin
guards in 1907.
In 1897, the Washington Senators became the first baseball
team ever to introduce "Ladies' Day."
Baseball star Babe Ruth was born George Herman Ruth. He
played in 2503 games and had a lifetime batting average of
Mike Schmidt earned the first $500,000 salary in baseball in