Did you know?
The phrase “walk-off home run” didn’t apply before the 1920 season.
In 1998, Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs, breaking the all-time single-season home run record set by Roger Maris in 1961. Those home runs traveled a total of 29,958 feet, more than enough to reach above the peaks of Mt. Everest.
Before every MLB game, umpires prepare six dozen baseballs by rubbing them in mud — a special mud produced by an unknown source in New Jersey. This takes the slick shine off new baseballs.
William “Dummy” Hoy was the first deaf player ever to play Major League Baseball.
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