Baseball Trivia

Baseball trivia facts are more popular than any other sports trivia in the world. This collection covers many of the unique facts about the game.

General Baseball Trivia

  1. In 1961, Owner Bill Veeck hired all midget vendors on opening day at Wrigley Field.
  2. Frank Robinson, who played for a total of 21 seasons was the first black manager in the history of baseball, and set a record for hitting eight opening day home runs in his career.
  3. In 1923, Clarence Blethen, rookie pitcher for the Red Sox was injured during a game by biting himself in the butt. ;

Baseball Trivia Facts

  1. The talented baseball icon, Hank Aaron hit 20 or more homers in 20 seasons.
  2. In the spring of 1907, the New York Giants were forced to forfeit a home game due to an impulsive snowball fight.
  3. In the United States, while both baseball and football are considered to be purely American traits, fans rarely argue which is better.
  4. In 1890, Denton True Young, also known as Cy Young, made his MLB debut.

Baseball Trivia Facts

  1. Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth are tied for second after Ty Cobb for total career runs.
  2. The first ever baseball World Cup was held in 1938. Britain was the victor and named World Champion after playing five games against the United States.
  3. Baseball trivia facts are enjoyed by children as young as three years old.
  4. Although Cuban teams blew away their competitors regularly as seen in the first Caribbean Baseball World Series in 1949, it was short lived. Fidel Castro, in 1961, abolished professional baseball.
  5. In Japan, baseball, which was first introduced in 1872 is one of the most popular games in the country. They have two leagues with six teams on each, and their Olympic team has won two medals.
  6. The New York Yankees has won the most World Series than any other team.
  7. The Los Angeles Dodgers was the only team to win two World Series in the 1980's.
  8. Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s first perfect game in 1956 was against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Baseball Trivia Facts

  1. Baseball's National League was born in 1876. The eight original cities with teams were Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Louisville and Hartford.
  2. Both Boston and Detroit take the award for oldest stadiums.
  3. Shortstop, Ozzie Smith holds the major league records for games played, assists and double plays.
  4. Fans of all cultures scour odd news releases regularly to add to their collection of baseball trivia facts in hopes of throwing a surprise to those they quiz.
  5. The first cover of Sports Illustrated in 1954 pictured National League umpire, Augie Donatelli, behind the plate with two baseball stars: catcher Wes Westrum and batter Eddie Matthews.
  6. There is no one player who has won the Little League World Series, College World Series and MLB World Series and only two players have achieved 2/3 of this record.
  7. Baseball is the most common sport played by men and women in uniform in their off time. Of these, firefighters versus police, and Army versus Navy are the most likely teams.
  8. In a focus group of 5000 Americans, all admitted that baseball is the most boring game to watch on television, and all listed baseball as the sport they loved the most and were most likely to take part in themselves.
  9. Although baseball is a physically demanding game for its players, it is the only sport that is known for accommodating every type of player. Wheelchairs, crutches, missing limbs and the absence of eyesight are just some of the impairments players have played with as equals to the other teammates.