The idea that Abner Doubleday invented baseball is a myth. In 1907, a commission led by sporting goods businessman Albert Spalding and National League President Abraham Mills convened the Mills Commission to specify the origins of baseball. Instead of acknowledging how baseball was a derivative of both the English game of rounders and cricket, they instead named Abner Doubleday as the sole inventor of the sport with scant evidence.
On September 24, 2010 game against the San Diego Padres, Aroldis Chapman threw a pitch measured at 105.1 mph which is the fastest pitch ever recorded in Major League Baseball.
In the MLB, if a ball is caught in the catcher’s mask or stuck in any part of his uniform after the third strike or fourth call, the batter gets to walk to first base and all other runners can advance a base.