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Interesting Facts on the baseball, baseball players, and much more!


- Baseball was invented by Alexander Cartwright, modeling it upon the stick and ball game that he played then. The fisrt known club match with rules written by him was played in June 19, 1846
- All the baseballs are stitched by hand using two straight needles. Each ball has 108 stitches for each needle
- A baseball is only used once in a game. After that, the ball is used only for practice. Generally, the ball lasts for a maximum of 8 days.
- Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap while playing baseball, and he used to change it every two innings
- In baseball, the umpires used to sit in padded chairs behind the home plate before 1859
- According to Rule 301c of Major League Baseball, the umpires have to rub down 6 dozen balls and remove their slick shine before the commencement of the game
- Actually left-handed, Ruth used to play right-handed while in school, the reason being unavailability of left handed gloves
- The rules of baseball have been changed literally every year, right from 1877 when the first rule book was issued for the National League
- Each baseball game has 12,386,344 possible plays
- The longest baseball game was between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago White Sox and lasted for eight hours and six minutes. Due to MLB rules forbidding an inning to start after 1 o'clock AM, fans had to come back the next day to finish the game
- The odds of a fan being hit by a baseball are 300,000 to 1