Ten Interesting Facts

  1. The most common stolen base is second base.
  2. Approximately 70 baseballs are used over the course of a game.
  3. The oldest player to hit his first home run was Bartolo Colon, 42.
  4. The oldest player to hit a home run was Julio Franco, 47.
  5. William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the U.S., began the tradition of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in 1910.
  6. There are 108 stitches on each MLB ball
  7. The oldest professional baseball team was founded in 1869, the Cincinnati Reds.
  8. Dock Ellis took LSD before pitching a no hitter for the Pirates in 1970.
  9. The longest game ever played lasted 26 innings.
  10. Fenway Park is the oldest MLB park at 105 years old.