Baseball is one of the most loved sports across the world and has some big names involved with it. If you are a baseball fan and wish to know more details, then you can read the following details and facts.
In the year 1869, the rule governing bat length was adopted and stated and it said that the bat length shall not be more than 42 inches. Later on in 1885, a rule was made that one portion of the bat could be flat but in 1893, this rule was discarded. The bottle shaped bat was introduced in the year 1924.In the year 2010; little league baseball announced a moratorium on the use of composite bats.
New York Yankees Chronology
In 1901, the New York Yankees club was founded in Baltimore. In the year 1934, Babe Ruth left the Yankees to join the Boston Braves. In 1960, Maris joined the New York Yankees whereas in 1979, Thurman Munson died in a plane crash.
Major league baseball
The most liked Baseball team on Facebook and Twitter is the Yankees whereas the other popular teams on Facebook and Twitter are Red Sox, Phillies, Cubs and Giants. The most talked about free agents are Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, Jose Reyes and YU Darvish.
MLB’s greatest pitchers
Some of the top 10 fastest pitchers are Nolan Ryan, Bob Feller, Aroldis Chapman, Joel Zumaya, Mark Wohlers and Brian Wilson. The top greatest pitchers in terms of lifetime stats are Cy Young, Christy Mathewson, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Walter Johnson.
Comparing hot dog and beer prices at baseball parks
The citizens Bank Park charges most for a beer whereas Chase field charges the least amount of money for a beer. The Tropicana field charges most for a hot dog whereas Great American Ball Park charges least for the same. The Fenway Park shall charge you the most combining the ticket rate, hot dog price and beer price.
Take instagram out of the ballgame
AT&T Park, the home of San Francisco giants has 5991 photos posted on Instagram. The total number of the major league photos posted on Instagram is 40670. There was a 400% increase in the ballpark photos posted from the full season of 2011 in just the first four weeks of the 2012 season.
MLB and Twitter
There were a total of 1249 major league baseball players at the opening of the 2011 season, 11.2% players are on Twitter. 602 MLB players are not on Twitter while 148 MLB players are on Twitter. Some of the most popular MLB tweeters are Nick Swisher, CC Sabathia, Brian Wilson and Carl Crawford.
What do you know about opening day?
Cincinnati hosted the first opening day in National league history in the year 1876. In 1903, Boston Americans hosted the Philadelphia Athletics for an opening day doubleheader. In 1971, Willie Mays hit a home run on opening day.
49% American adults are fans of major league baseball while MLB fans account for 18% of the adult population. 23% of these fans are likely to be black/American-Africans and 83% are more likely to be Hispanic than all MLB fans.
Alex Rodriguez, a baseball player for the New York Yankees received a salary of $33000000 in the year 2010 plus he also pulled in an extra $4 Million in endorsement deals in the same year.