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7 interesting facts about baseball

Baseball is one of the most popular sports games in the world, especially in North America. Here are seven interesting facts about baseball:

  1. Ancient Roots. Although modern baseball is mostly associated with the United States, games similar to baseball were played in countries around the world long before the American version emerged. For example, a game called Rounders, which has many similarities to baseball, was played in England during the Middle Ages.
  2. It wasn’t always nine innings. In the first rules of baseball, recorded in 1845, the game lasted 21 points, not 9 innings.
  3. Longest game. The longest game in MLB (Major League Baseball) history was between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox in 1984. The game lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes and was split into two days.
  4. A game without fans. In 2015, a game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox was played without spectators due to riots in Baltimore. It was the first and only game in MLB history to be played without spectators in the stadium.
  5. Player gloves. The first baseball gloves were not designed for defence, but to help players catch the ball better. And they weren’t as big and soft as modern gloves.
  6. The Curse of the Bambino. One of the most famous legends in baseball has to do with the “Curse of the Bambino.” After the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1919, the team didn’t win a World Series until 2004.
  7. Triple play. A triple play is one of the rarest situations in baseball where a defensive team gets three outs in one throw. It is extremely rare, and to see such a moment live is a great luck for any fan.

Baseball is rich in interesting stories, facts and statistics that make it one of the most exciting sports in the world.