This is an interesting graphic depicting a timeline of stadiums in the MLB and their various names and forms, starting in 1901. Ballparks have taken on a myriad of incarnations throughout history. Even changes to specific teams (for example, the Montreal Expos into the Washington Nationals) appear to be portrayed here as well. Pennants and World Series championships also are noted on this graphic.
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This infographic charts the number of retired numbers by MLB team and league. The numbers appear to be from 2014. It’s a fairly simple and straightforward graphic, but simple is nice sometimes, and it’s interesting all the same.
This is more of a business-geared infographic, but it very much applies to baseball. I confess there have been times when the primary reason I’ve decided to go to a ballgame was due to the freebie being offered to the first 10,000 fans (or whatever the limit is for that night). I have more than one Royals shirt that I received from going to a T-Shirt Tuesday game. I think it’s safe to say that we don’t need a study to tell us promotional items rarely fail to lure folks in.
Here’s a good, and important, infographic from the Huffington Post that takes a look at the racial makeup of Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson may have broken the color barrier in 1947, but as the graphic points out, that didn’t change the economic barriers to playing baseball. And, let’s be honest, this is an expensive sport. On the other hand, Robinson’s debut into the majors did also open the doors for Latinos in the MLB, and given the talent it has introduced, this is definitely a great thing.
Here’s an interesting infographic released by MLB.com. We know now that the season MVP award winner for the American League was Jose Altuve (while Giancarlo Stanton won the National League honor). But as we know, in the world of baseball, it is difficult to remain the best of the best consistently over the course of the 162-game season (or more, if your team gets into the post-season). Here’s MLB.com’s take on who the AL MVP actually was on each individual day of the season.
This is, obviously, an extremely simplified version of baseball history, geared towards a rather younger crowd. Still, I got enough of a smile out of it to merit a share.