Baseball Trivia Facts at gamerisms
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.
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- In 1961, Owner Bill Veeck hired all midget vendors on opening day
at Wrigley Field.
- 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.
- In 1923, Clarence Blethen, rookie pitcher for the Red Sox was
injured during a game by biting himself in the butt.
Baseball Trivia Facts:
- The talented baseball icon, Hank Aaron hit 20 or more homers in
- In the spring of 1907, the New York Giants were forced to forfeit
a home game due to an impulsive snowball fight.
- In the United States, while both baseball and football are
considered to be purely American traits, fans rarely argue which is
- In 1890, Denton True Young, also known as Cy Young, made his MLB
- Baseball Trivia Facts:
- Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth are tied for second after Ty Cobb for
- 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.
- Baseball trivia facts are enjoyed by children as young as three
- 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.
- 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.
- The New York Yankees has won the most World Series than any other
- The Los Angeles Dodgers was the only team to win two World Series
in the 1980's.
- Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s first perfect game in 1956 was
against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- 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.
- Both Boston and Detroit take the award for oldest stadiums.
- Shortstop, Ozzie Smith holds the major league records for games
played, assists and double plays.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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