Infographic: The Cost of Being a Baseball Fan

This infographic by PlayNJ appears to have been made fairly recently — just last month, if I’m not mistaken.  As we all know, attending an MLB game is not a cheap outing, and this graphic takes a look at what that cost amounts to if a fan goes throughout the year.  According to the fine print on the graphic, these annual costs include the price of one team cap and one team jersey, plus ticket, parking, one beer, one soft drink, and one hot dog per game for 81 home games.

Cost of Being a Baseball Fan infographic


What a fastball looks like

This is an interesting illustration that demonstrates the difference between what three different pitches look like as they hurtle towards home plate.  That four-seamer is quite the blur, and it seems you would need quite the discerning eye to distinguish between the two-seamer and the curveball.  Factor in how fast many pitches travel toward the plate, and it goes to show how much batters really need to be prepared for anything.

What a fastball looks like

ESPN the Magazine, 2014


Infographic: MLB Players on Twitter

I’ve had a few previous posts on here about MLB teams and social media, including this infographic about MLB fans on Facebook.  I don’t believe I’ve previously posted anything like this regarding Twitter, however, so I suppose this is that post.

Here’s an infographic from 57hits.com that, instead of looking at the fans, takes a look at the number of Major League ballplayers on Twitter.  The graphic appears to be from 2013, so the data isn’t up-to-date, though I do find it interesting that (at that time, at least) the AL East was far out ahead of the rest of the crowd.

MLB players on Twitter


Infographic: Major League Baseball by the numbers

This infographic is a few years old, created between the 2012 and 2013 seasons from the looks of it.  For example, Fenway Park is now going on 108 years old, and the average MLB salary in 2019 was approximately $4.36 million (according to my Google search).  Still the numbers presented here are interesting to look at.

baseball numbers infographic


Infographic: Major League Home Runs, 1998-2012

I’m not sure what the original intention was behind this graphic by Hartwell.  If the idea was to use it for comparisons, it seems like an awkward way to lay it out.  If does look cool, though, so if that was the whole point, well… mission accomplished.

MLB Home Runs graphic


Infographic: Mariano Rivera

This Tier10 infographic on Mariano Rivera is awesome.  Not only are there a lot of details and statistics about the man himself, you will also find instructions on how to make a cardboard baseball glove.

Click on the image to get to a larger version of the graphic.

exit-sandman--the-life-and-career-of-mariano-rivera infographic


Infographic: Baseball salaries, 1988-2017

Here’s an interesting graphic from Business Insider showing the growing disparity in salaries between Major League Baseball’s highest paid players and the average player salary.  The average salary essentially doubled from 1988 to 2017, but that’s nothing compared to the drastic increase in the highest salaries.

baseball salaries