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The first five members to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1935 were Walter Johnson, Christy Matthewson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Ty Cobb.

Baseball evolved in the early 17th century out of a family of English folk games including rounders, stoolball, and cricket.

A swinging strikeout is often called a "whiff" and a batter who is struck out by a fastball is often said to have been "blown away."

Second base is the easiest base to steal, because the catcher must throw a farther distance.

The green underside of a baseball cap serves to reduce the light reflection that could distract the ballplayers during daytime games.

An inspector from Major League Baseball visits every ballpark at least twice a year and checks the specifications of the mound including height of the mound, slope of the mound, size of the pitcher's circle, flatness of the pitcher's rubber, and flatness of the area on which the pitcher's rubber is laid.


At Boston's Fenway Park, amidst all of the green bleacher
seats behind the right field bullpens lies one red seat,
signifying the spot where Ted Williams's mammoth 502-foot
home run landed on June 9, 1946.


Yankee Stadium is known as "The House That Ruth Built"
because it was Babe Ruth's popularity and drawing power
that made it necessary for additional seats and gave the
team enough cash to build them.


Nicknamed "The Friendly Confines," Wrigley Field is the
second-oldest major-league ballpark (1914) behind Boston's
Fenway Park.

After sharing Cinergy Field with the NFL's Bengals for
almost 30 years, the new home of the Reds, Great American,
opened March 31, 2003, when they lost to the Pittsburgh
Pirates, 10–1.


Chase Field in Phoenix opened on March 31, 1998. Architects
eliminated the threat of having fans sit for over three
hours in Arizona's hot summer sun by designing a retractable
roof over the entire stadium. The roof weighs over nine
million pounds and takes just over four minutes to open or


AT&T Park is nestled next to the San Francisco Bay, allowing
the opportunity for batters to hit home runs over the right-
field fence and into the ocean. The body of water just
outside the stadium is known as McCovey Cove, named after
former Giants hall-of-fame first baseman Willie McCovey.




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