Baseball dates back to the 1800s and is one of the American’s most popular sports, Baseball has a rich history and many fascinating facts about how the sport swept the United States and Canada by storm.

Even if you’re a die-hard baseball fan, you might be surprised by some of these facts mentioned in this article. If you like baseball, you may be interested in the betting action that baseball has to offer, there is so many betting selections you can choose from throughout the sport and you get the best odds, promotions, offers as well as a good welcome package on PointsBet.

Furthermore, let’s get on with the MLB facts that you I bet you didn’t know about,

The Longest Baseball Match

The Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers played against each other on May 1st, 1920, at Fenway Park. Due to the fact that this was the first time the sport had been played, there were no time or innings limitations, therefore the game went onto 26 innings, the match lasted nearly four hours, exactly, 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Odds of Getting Hit in a Match are Extremely High

A 300,000-1 possibility exists that an audience member will be struck by a baseball while sitting in the stands. However, lightning may strike twice, and this has happened to a few people during the same game!

Pitch with the Fastest Tempo

In 2010, Major League Baseball’s fastest pitch was officially recorded for the first time. This ball went as fast as 105.1 miles per hour was thrown by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Compared to other fast creatures like cheetah and the world’s fastest human runners, that’s lightning quick.

You Could Steal First Base from Second

MLB regulations have evolved throughout the years, in 1911, Herman Schaefer, a player from second base, rushed first base and set the record straight. In an apparent attempt to seal the win for his teammate while distracting the pitcher, he did this. No rules existed, so they wrote one in 1919 since everyone was perplexed.

The World’s Oldest Baseball Stadium

Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, is the game’s first stadium built after the Civil War. What’s the age of this one? After been constructed in 1912, it has already reached the age of 109. Due to its urban Boston location, the ballpark has undergone several renovations and has had its capacity surpassed by newer ballparks.