Looking for interesting facts about sports? We have 10 fun baseball facts for baseball fans of all ages! Whether you’re a pro baseball player, playing for the first time, or want to learn more about the major leagues and MLB history, you’ve come to the right place!
Learn interesting facts about the history of baseball and major league teams from our coloring pages. They are a fun resource for elementary school children and the elderly interested in baseball, one of the most popular sports.
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When it comes to Major League Baseball history, there are so many interesting players. Did you know that Willie Mays, who played for the New York Giants and later the San Francisco Giants, is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time alongside Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners, Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers and many others?
There’s still so much to learn, so let’s get started!
Baseball Facts FOR KIDS
- The object of the baseball game is to score runs by hitting the ball with a baseball bat and running around bases to touch home plate.
- The first baseball game took place on June 19, 1846 at Elysian Fields, where the New York Nine and the New York Knickerbockers played each other.
- Often referred to as a “national pastime” in the United States, baseball has been played in America since the mid-19th century.
- The New York Yankees have won the most World Series championships in Major League Baseball history with 27 total.
- Babe Ruth, who played for the New York Yankees, was one of the greatest baseball players of all time, famous for his 714 home runs and charismatic personality.
- One of the most famous home runs in baseball history was hit by Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants in 1951, known as “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”.
- Barry Bonds is the only player to hit 70 home runs in a single MLB season, back in 2001.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the first teams in Major League Baseball, founded in 1882, and have won five World Series Championships throughout their history.
- Jackie Robinson was the first African American player to play Major League Baseball, breaking the color barrier in 1947 when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- The first World Series was played in 1903 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans (later the Red Sox), with the Americans winning the series.
Supplies needed for coloring baseball facts
Baseball facts coloring pages are standard letter size printer paper Dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
This PDF file contains two coloring pages full of baseball facts not to be missed. Print out as many sets as you need and gift them to friends or family!
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