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  • The original World Series was a contest between tje Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 and was a best of nine-game series. Boston won the series 5-3.
  • The New York Yankees franchise have won a total of 26 World Series titles.
  • Former Yankees Mickey Mantle currently holds the record for most home runs (18) and RBI (40) in World Series history.
  • The National League and the American League played in the first All-Star Game held in 1933. The NL has won 40 of the 73 games played. The game ended in a tie two times.
  • Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. never missed a game in 16 years. He played in 2,632 consecutive games.
  • Pete Rosewas banned from baseball for life for betting on games while managing the Reds, currently holds the all-time record for hits (4,256) and games played (3,562).
  • In 2001, San Francisco's slugger Barry Bonds broke the all-time single-season record for home runs when he hit 73.
  • Fourteen players have hit four home runs in a single game: Bobby Lowe, Ed Delahanty, Lou Gehrig, Chuck Klein, Pat Seerey, Gil Hodges, Joe Adcock, Mark Whiten, Rocky Colavito, Shawn Green, Mike Schmidt, Bob Horner, Mike Cameron and Willie Mays.
  • Nolan Ryan played 27 seasons in MLB and has struck out more batters than any other pitcher in history.
  • San Francisco's slugger  Barry Bonds has won the NL MVP Award seven times which is the record.
  • Former Philadelphia A's manager Connie Mack has had 3,755 career victories, more than any other manager.
  • The National Baseball Hall of Fameis located in Cooperstown. It was built in 1935 to celebrate baseball's 100th anniversary.