Baseball Facts - Page 1

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In 1886, baseball player Old Hoss Radbourn was the first person in history to be photographed giving someone the middle finger.
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Old Hoss Radbourn pitched 73 complete games in 1884. He finished the season with a record of 60-12, 441 strikeouts, and an ERA of just 1.38. He then went on to start and win all 3 games of the 1884 World Series, allowing just 3 runs - all unearned. His 60 wins in a season is an MLB record that will probably never be broken. After games, his arm was so sore that he couldn't comb his own hair.
3
During a 2001 spring training game, Randy Johnson threw a pitch that somehow hit a bird in flight, making it appear to explode in a puff of feathers.
4
Khris Davis hit .247 four years in a row.
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Chris Davis and Khris Davis have both led the Major Leagues in home runs for a season.
5 Comments
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Level 69
Jan 21, 2023
Unexpected, but a welcome addition nonetheless.
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Level 43
Jan 21, 2023
As someone who can't understand a single rule of baseball, I guess I'll just start reading these facts.
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Level 43
Jan 21, 2023
Also, Chase Field, of the Arizona Diamondbacks has a swimming pool in the ballpark. Fans who wish to watch the game from the water or poolside have to purchase tickets for the stadium's pool suite. The pool suite holds 35 people. Although it doesn't look interesting enough to people who are used to watch MLB games, it surprised me as a layman on baseball...
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Level 64
May 19, 2023
footage of #3?