- 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
- 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
- Nolan Ryan played 27 seasons in MLB and has struck out more batters than any other pitcher
- 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.