Fun Baseball Facts and Stats

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Play Ball!! Memorable Moments In Baseball History

  • 1846  First official game of baseball was played
  • 1868  First pack of baseball cards created
  • 1876  First professional baseball league was formed
  • 1920  Average baseball ticket cost $1.00
  • 1921  Baseball was broadcast on the radio for the first time
  • 1929  Baseball game was televised for the first time
  • 1963  Average baseball ticket cost $2.25
  • 1973  Designated hitter rule was established
  • 1982  Average baseball ticket surpassed $5
  • 1994  Average ticket broke $10
  • 2008  Instant replay was approved for home run calls
  • 2013  Most expensive hotdog at a baseball stadium costs $6.25

The Star Spangled Banner was first played during the seventh-inning stretch at Game One of the 1918 World Series. The song became the official national anthem in 1931.

More than 74.8 million fans attended professional games in 2012.

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