Cool Baseball Facts

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1. The first baseball gloves were flesh-coloured in case spectators noticed and accused players of cowardice.
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.
3. Charlie Sheen once bought 2,600 seats at a baseball game so he could catch a home run ball.
4. A study found that basketball players shooting free throws are unaffected by the crowd, while baseball pitchers perform worse when booed.
5. In 1989, Deion Sanders hit a homerun in Major League Baseball and scored a touchdown in the NFL in the same week.
6. The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.
7. The average 3-hour baseball game contains only 18 minutes of game action.
8. All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job.
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.
10. A baseball player only needs to spend one day in the major leagues to earn free healthcare for life.
11. In baseball, second base is the easiest base to steal, because the catcher must throw a farther distance.

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