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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.