I came across this graphic quite accidentally, but now that I’ve found it, I’m thinking it’d be fun and interesting to see if there are more like it for other Hall of Famers. Craig Biggio never won a World Series with the Astros (though they appeared in one in 2005), but he was still a player worth talking about. Biggio was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.
This graphic by ESPN is from 2013, but still pretty interesting. Opening Day feats never fail to capture the attention of baseball fans.
Someone (unknown) once commented, “Baseball is an island of activity amidst a sea of statistics.” There’s no doubt statistics drive the game. Here’s a good general timeline on how that has played out over the years.
This infographic is based on data from the 2011 MLB season. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of games end on a defensive play, which is what makes walk-offs so exciting. It’s fascinating to see the numbers broken down like this.
I work with a lady who recently was telling me about how relieved she felt the day her oldest son made the decision to quit playing football. I think sports are important in terms of developing character, leadership, and teamwork, as well as maintaining a healthy populace. But I certainly can understand a parent’s concern about injuries. The numbers in this infographic are from 2012, but I imagine the numbers today are still relatively close.
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.