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Baseball

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Transcript of Baseball

Baseball
Facts

Baseball Players
The shortest major league player was Eddie Gaedel; he was 3 feet, 7 inches tall.
The tallest major league player is Job Rauch who is 6 feet, 11 inches tall.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. is known as the most famous baseball player.
Jackie Robinson is the first african american baseball player.
Origin of Baseball
In 1921, baseball was first broadcast on the radio. Not until 1939 was a baseball game televised.
Firsts in Baseball
The very first baseball rule book was developed in 1877
Baseball originated before the American Civil War (1861-1865) as rounders
In 1830's, a man named Abner Doubleday created baseball
The first official baseball game was played in 1846
In the 1870's, the first professional baseball league was formed
The first official baseball game was played in 1846
Longest game: May 09, 1984- went on for 25 innings and lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes
Baseballs are stitched by hand with two straight needles – 108 stitches each.
In 1920, the average cost of a baseball ticket was $1.00.
In the early days, baseball players wore straw hats instead of baseball caps during games.
The Star Spangled Banner was first played during the 1918 World Series. This is now the official national anthem as of 1931.
Fourteen players have hit four home runs in one game
In 1866 a women's baseball team is started.
Shortest game: 1919 - 51 minutes
Baseball Games
1929: teams started wearing numbers on their backs
1868: baseball cards were made
Jefferson Burdick's base ball card is the most expensive baseball card
Interesting Starts
Top 10 Batting Averages
10: Babe Ruth| .342 BA
9: Harry Heilmann| .342 BA
8: Dan Brouthers| .342 BA
7: Ted Williams| .344 BA
6: Billy Hamilton| .344 BA
5: Tris Speaker| .345 BA
4: Ed Delahanty| .346 BA
3: Joe Jackson| .356 BA
2: Rogers Hornsby| .358 BA
1: Ty Cobb| .366 BA
Interesting Facts
Random Baseball Facts
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