1) The Albuquerque Isotopes minor league team was named after a baseball team in the show The Simpsons.
2) All baseballs used in the MLB are rubbed with a specific mud. Only one person knows the location of the mud, and he sells it to the MLB each season.
3) MLB umpires are required by rule to wear only black underwear...in case they split their pants.
4) Lefty slugger, Prince Fielder, is a natural right-handed hitter. However, as a child, his father made him hit left-handed and said Prince would thank him for it later.
5) Former MLB player Jason Varitek is the only person to have played in the Little League World Series, College World Series, MLB World Series, and the Olympics.
6) The Yankees, Cubs, Angels and Dodgers are the only MLB teams that do not have a mascot. The Yankees used to have one, but he quit after being beaten up by fans, who didn't want a mascot.
7) During a typical MLB season, approximately 160,000 baseballs are used.
8) In 1957, Richie Ashburn fouled off a ball and hit a spectator, breaking her nose. A few pitches later, he fouled another pitch and hit the same fan as she was being led out of the stands on a stretcher.
9) Former MLB player Don Mattingly once pitched three innings right-handed and three innings left-handed in the same Little League game.
10) In 2011, the Florida Marlins set an attendance record for a game...in a bad way. Only 347 fans were in the stands for a game in August due to a chance of inclement weather.
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