Cool Baseball Facts


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1. The first baseball gloves were flesh-coloured in case spectators noticed and accused players of cowardice.
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2. Baseball player Richie Ashburn hit a foul ball that struck a spectator - As they carried her away, he hit another ball and struck her again.
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3. Charlie Sheen once bought 2,600 seats at a baseball game so he could catch a home run ball.
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4. A study found that basketball players shooting free throws are unaffected by the crowd, while baseball pitchers perform worse when booed.
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5. In 1989, Deion Sanders hit a homerun in Major League Baseball and scored a touchdown in the NFL in the same week.
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6. The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.
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7. The average 3-hour baseball game contains only 18 minutes of game action.
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8. All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job.
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9. In 1920, Clarence Blethen retired hurt from a baseball match after biting himself on the bottom with the false teeth he kept in his back pocket.
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10. A baseball player only needs to spend one day in the major leagues to earn free healthcare for life.
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11. In baseball, second base is the easiest base to steal, because the catcher must throw a farther distance.

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