Fun Facts about Baseball

With the baseball season in full swing, we'll be sharing some fun baseball facts.  Check back each week for more fun facts.

The Yankees hold the most World Series wins with 27.

The most stolen base in baseball is 2nd base.

San Francisco Giants have the most players in the Hall of Fame with 24 players.

The fastest game ever played in baseball was 51 minutes on September 28, 1919 against the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Giants.

In baseball, before every pitch, the pitcher must wipe his hand on his jersey before throwing another pitch.

The highest amount of innings ever played in a game was 26. This happened when the Brooklyn Dodgers played the Boston Braves on May 1, 1920.

A baseball bat may travel up to 80 mph at the peak of the swing.

Baseballs have a very small life span of about 5-7 pitches during a baseball game.

It is almost impossible to throw significantly faster than 100 mph because it will tear tendons and ligaments in the pitcher's arm.

Babe Ruth hit his first homerun on May 6, 1915.

William Howard Taft was the first president to throw the ceremonial ball in 1910.

Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox and is the oldest standing stadium that was built in 1912.

The Boston Americans were the first team to ever win the World Series in 1903.

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