Some Interesting and Fun Facts about Baseball

If you are new to the game of baseball, you’ve come to the right place! In this article we look at some fun facts and provide some handy guidelines on what to bring along when you attend a game.

Tropicana Field is the only indoor-only or fixed-dome park left hosting a Major League Baseball team. It is also the only non-multi-purpose indoor baseball stadium.

Tropicana Field opened in 1990 and was originally known as the Florida Suncoast Dome.

In 1993, the Tampa Bay Lightning moved to the facility and its name was changed to the ThunderDome until the team moved to their new home in downtown Tampa in 1996.

Packing list for a Baseball tournament

Packing list for a Baseball tournament - Some Interesting and Fun Facts about Baseball

There is good reason to think of things to pack in when attending a tournament beforehand. This is ideal for people who travel to tournaments. While many tournament rules do not allow coolers on the fields, you should be able to keep one in your car.

So, especially in the summertime, it is best to pack a bug repellent, summer is hot and humid and that means bugs. See some more essential items listed below:

  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Fold Up Chair
  • Canopy or Umbrella
  • Cash to buy food or drinks if not allowed to enter with your cooler
  • Hand Wipes and Hand Sanitizer.

There are just a few things as a reminder to take along.

The Rarest Event

The rarest type of triple play and one of the rarest events of any kind in baseball is for a single fielder to complete all three outs. There have only been 15 unassisted triple plays in MLB history, making this feat rarer than a perfect game.

More Interesting Facts of Baseball

More Interesting Facts of Baseball - Some Interesting and Fun Facts about Baseball

If you can score before the other team, statistically that team wins most of the time. A smart hitter always adjusts his approach when he has two strikes on him, whether it’s choking up on the bat or shortening his swing. Every run counts, and getting a runner over often leads to more runs.

Let your team do more throwing often and more long tosses. This helps to build up arm strength and endurance. Let them throw more often between starts, including throwing during batting practice like pitchers used to do many years ago.