The first game at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl was played on April 30, 1887. The ballpark was constructed by Phillies owners AJ Reach and John Rogers, costing about $80,000. With a capacity of about 12,500, the new field was considered state-of-the-art. In the stadium’s inaugural game, the Phillies beat the Giants, 19-10.
This short film by Corridor Digital takes our National Pastime a represents it with an Anime twist. The driving idea behind this video (and, it appears, a few others that they’ve done) is: What happens when you take something normal and turn it into anime?
As a heads up, the plot, the dialogue, and the internal monologues throughout this clip are extremely cheesy, but then again, that’s half the fun. I’m generally pretty indifferent to anime, but I must confess, I found this little spiel quite entertaining.
Baseball is the belly-button of our society. Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world.
Everybody’s watching. It’s a good thing baseball employs super secret signal systems to ensure that important messages get out to everyone on the field.
The Chicago White Stockings, in their fifth season as a franchise, made their National League debut on April 25, 1876, winning 4-0 over the Grays at the Louisville Baseball Park in Kentucky. The White Stockings won the NL’s first championship during this season with a record of 52–14. The franchise would be also known as the Colts and the Orphans before becoming the Cubs in 1903.
This graphic by ESPN is from 2013, but still pretty interesting. Opening Day feats never fail to capture the attention of baseball fans.