For the 2014 campaign, the youngest player in the MLB is Dilson Herrera, according to STATS LLC. The 20-year old became the league's youngest when he made his late-season debut with the New York Mets.
As of 2015, Major League Baseball consists of 30 pro teams. Fifteen teams compete in both the American League and National League, with the winner of each playing for the World Series.
The oldest active player in Major League Baseball, as of Sept. 2014, is Jason Giambi. He is 43 years old and plays for the Cleveland Indians.
Of all MLB records, Pete Rose's 4,256 career hits stand tallest. Rose's longevity — more than 3,500 games played — and consistency at the plate — have been matched by few others.
Major League Baseball players can't use aluminum bats because wooden bats maintain historical continuity, keep offenses reasonable and improve safety for players on the field. While aluminum bats are common from little league to college baseball, MLB remains steadfast in its use of wooden bats.
The necklaces commonly seen on MLB players are cloth ropes twisted together with aqua titanium. The necklaces are made by a California company called Phiten and are supposed to help energy flow.
On May 24, 1935, Major League Baseball hosted its first official night game, which was played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies in Cincinnati. Crosley Field had recently been fitted with electric lights, making that the perfect venue for an MLB night game. The home team ended
Jack Chesbro, Ed Walsh, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Joe McGinnity, Smoky Joe Wood, Pete Alexander, Cy Young, Jim Bagby, Jack Coombs, Lefty Grove, Denny McLain and Dizzy Dean are the 13 MLB pitchers who have won 30 games in a season as of 2014. McLain, the most recent 30-game winner, accomplis
Between 1970 and 2003, six major league baseball players in the United States were caught using corked bats. As of 2015, Sammy Sosa was the last pro player to be caught using a corked bat, for which he was suspended for eight games in 2003.
The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, which would eventually become the National League of Major League Baseball, was originally formed with eight teams, including the Boston Red Stockings, the Chicago White Stockings, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, the Hartford Dark Blues, the Louisvil