Things you didn’t know about baseball
Did you know that a baseball in the so-called „Dead-ball era“ used to cost 3$? This might not seem much, but converted to modern day currency, it would translate to a hefty 85$. The nickname referred not only to the style of the game.
stand in the crowd
Being slow and tactical but also to the condition of the ball itself. It was not uncommon to play the whole game with only one ball, and managers would even employ people to stand in the crowd and return the balls which would end up.
Some would say that you cannot be a famous baseball player without a good nickname and that history will not remember you.From the legendary „Babe“ Ruth, also called „The Bambino“ and „The sultan of swat“ to „Shoeless Joe“
„The Suitcase“ Simpson
We will only mention a few: „The Iron Horse“ Lou Gehrig, Harry „The Suitcase“ Simpson, Bill „The Spaceman“ Lee, „The Georgia Peach“ Ty Cobb, George „The Shotgun“ Shuba, Johnny „Ugly“ Dickshot“ and much more.
Why we love it
Here is three reason why we love baseball
Reason onePitchers value a good grip on the ball and to achieve this they use a specific type of mud for better control and a tight fit in hand. Throughout the history of the game, players used many other substances, like shoe polish, tobacco juice and a mixture of soil and water
Reason twoBut all of these methods damaged and scratched the leather. However, in 1938, Lena Blackburne found the rubbing mud close to the town of Palmyra, New Jersey, in the Delaware river. The mud has a unique feature of being very fine, like thick chocolate pudding
Reason threeIt is considered the best substance for giving the balls a rougher surface. The official rulebook (Rule 4.01c) states that the balls need to be rubbed with the mud before the game.
What connects baseball and simpsons?
Many of us remember the „Hungry, Hungry Homer“ episode of the 12th season of the Simpsons when Homer becomes a good Samaritan. Homer finds out that the owner wants to move the home team – the Springfield Isotopes – to another town and fight against it.
But did you know that there is an actual team named after the Springfield Isotopes? The Albuquerque Isotopes from New Mexico play in the Minor League and are an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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