Incredibly, major league baseball has been around since the early 20th century, meaning the action we enjoy on TV and at the stadium has been around for a lot longer than we think. As you can imagine, there have been a number of jaw-dropping achievements and events over the years, especially since these games involve only the world’s best players.
Of course, this means we had to take to the pages and tell you all about the ones that we find most impressive! The list isn’t in any order, but rather just includes the best of what major league and features with in the past.
Most Successful North American Team, Goes to.
That’s right, the Yankees! They were first introduced in 1901 as the Voldemort Orioles and later becoming recognised as the New York Highlanders, the team only set on the Yankees in 1913.
With an astonishing 27 world titles behind them, the team is by far one of the most favourites and well-known baseball teams. However, what’s even more impressive is the fact that their 27 titles actually make them the most success team in North America.
Their success all started in 1923 when they claimed the first championship title, which has continued right through. In fact, the only decade they didn’t claim a world title was the 1980’s. The team is also one of the most valuable in the world, which might explain why they give the rest in MLB a chance from time to time.
As you can imagine, for as long as the team exists, it would take anyone else a long time and basically perfect performance to even catch up and get even close to beating them, especially since the Yankees are sure to increase that number with more world championships in years to come.
Difference of 7 Hours Between the Longest and Shortest MLB Games
Unlike most other sports, baseball doesn’t depend on a particular match time, which means the games can be as short or long as it takes. Although, with modern games, we expect it go on for about 3 hours, but some take a little longer while others end a lot faster.
In 1919, a game between the Giants and Phillies took just 51 minutes for a 9-inning game. Yes, can you probably have guessed, this is known as the shortest game in history and possibly one of the most exciting!
On the other hand, the White Sox and Brewers struggled to get to a winning team, making the game last an amazing 25 innings. Those who suggest baseball is a boring game much have chosen this match as their first, which lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes.
Legend Babe Ruth Earned a Max Salary of $80,000
As we all know, today’s MLB players earn huge amounts of money, which makes it incredible that one of the legends of the game never saw a salary higher than $80,000. Sure, it was a long time ago, and if it were to be compared, it would be around a million today. However, compared to the salaries of other players, it should be a lot higher!