Do you know Joe DiMaggio has The Longest Hitting Streak In Major League History? DiMaggio scored a 56-game hitting streak in the 1941 season while playing for the New York Yankees.
Do you know Candy Cummings was Inducted Into The Hall of Fame For Inventing The Curveball? His real name was William Arthur Cummings. In the summer of 1863, 14-year-old Cummings and a few other boys were throwing clam shells and observing their trajectory. Cummings figured it would be fun if he could make a baseball curve the same way. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
Do you know who was the first Major League player to pitch a ball over 100 Mph? Nolan Ryan is among the most successful and hardest-throwing pitchers in Major League history. His legendary fastball was nicknamed the “The Ryan Express.”
Do you know what was specifically designed to be the size and weight of a baseball? The hand grenade, It was thought that US soldiers would find baseball-shaped grenades easier to throw.