This is an interesting infographic. A lot of these bits of trivia I already knew, though some were new to me. I do question the bit about Forbes Field — there seems to be a lot of debate over what actually qualifies for the title of “first field” in America. First stadium might have been more accurate phrasing, though that’s probably debatable, too.
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Interesting, but the NL was founded in 1876, not 1897, Wonder what they’re thinking of in 1897.
Oh, good catch! Maybe a typo? I can’t think of anything else.
Fun Forbes Field fact–the center field fence was so far away (457′ to dead center, to be exact) that they stored the batting cage on the field out there during games.
I can just see the outfielders: “Time out, again? Fine, let’s get in a few practice cuts while we wait.”