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  • Baseball Trivia & Fun Facts
    Edward Carl Eddie Gaedel born in Chicago Illinois June 8 1925 He was an American dwarf who became famous for participating in a MLB game who secretly signed by the St Louis Browns He was only 3 feet 7 inches 109 cm tall and weighing 65 pounds 29 5 kg his uniform number was 1 8 He had just one at bat for the Brown s in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday August 19 1951 Gaedel s strike zone measured just an inch and a half He reached base on four consecutive balls that were all high Gaedel s autograph now sells for more than Babe Ruth s he latered passed on June 18 1961 Who has the Longest Baseball Throw on record hint It was a Canadian In 1957 after a running start the ball left his arm at an estimated 120 MPH He was a Canadian minor leaguer who had a three year stint in the Majors from 1955 1957 still holds the record The baseball covered a total of 445 feet 10 inches before hitting the ground and breaking the old record of 445 feet 1 inches set in 1956 by Don Grate Who Done It Glen Edward Gorbous Born on July 8 1930 in Drumheller Alberta The man with the canon was 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighted in at a modest 175lbs SO weight had nothing to do with it He threw right and batted left He Broke into the show just before the 1950 season in an unknown transaction with the Brooklyn Dodgers later to be traded November 22 1954 and drafted by the Cincinnati Redlegs in the 1954 rule V draft Did You Know Prior to the 1930 American League season and prior to the 1931 National League season fly balls that bounced over or through the outfield fence were home runs All batted balls that cleared or went through the fence on the fly or that were hit more than 250 feet in the air and cleared or went through the fence after a bounce in fair territory were counted as home runs After the rule change the batter was awarded second base and these were called automatic doubles ground rule doubles are ballpark specific rules and are covered by rule 6 09 d h in the MLB Rule Book Babe Ruth reportedly had no bounce home runs Lou Gehrig had a few so did Rogers Hornsby and many many other players of that era What was the longest baseball game based on time It was between the visiting Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago White Sox It happen it May 09 1984 the game went 25 innings and lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes not sure on the seconds The game began on May 08 but according to MLB rules an inning cannot begin after 12 59 AM so the players and fans had to come back the next day to watch the Chicago White Sox win 7

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  • Baseball Links
    need Thanks Fergie EDUCATION Diamond for Excellence Baseball and Softball Offering a Baseball Softball Program for boys and girls that is developmental in nature Providing on the field instruction in baseball and softball skills AND in the classroom instruction in five specific areas that will enhance the student athletes knowledge understanding and appreciation of the science of sport and training as it applies to baseball and softball HISTORY At the

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  • Contact Us
    Players Gone Pro Trivia Fun Facts Baseball Web Links Contact Us Name Phone number Address City Email Website address Comments Home VDBA History Vic Baseball 1849 1921 Vic Baseball 1946 2008 Baseball History Team Photos Victoria Players Gone Pro Trivia

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  • Baseball Map
    Team Photos Victoria Players Gone Pro Trivia Fun Facts Baseball Web Links Contact Us Site Map Home VDBA History Victoria s Intro to Baseball Vic Baseball 1849 1921 Vic Baseball 1946 2008 Vic Baseball 2009 Present Baseball History Team Photos Victoria Players Gone Pro Baseball Web Links Home VDBA History Vic Baseball 1849 1921 Vic Baseball 1946 2008 Baseball History Team Photos Victoria Players Gone Pro Trivia Fun Facts Baseball

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  • Victoria Baseball - Baseball in Victoria BC
    This will be Ruth s final appearance at the Stadium which is celebrating its 25th anniversary In 1948 Popcorn sold on a mass scale for the first time On June 30 1948 Bob Lemon pitches a no hitter as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers 2 0 USC defeated Yale 9 2 to win the NCAA College World Series August 12 1948 In the second game of a doubleheader the Cleveland Indians rap out 29 hits in a 26 3 win over the St Louis Browns The Indians set a major league record as 14 different players hit safety August 16 1948 George Herman Ruth Jr Babe Ruth the Bambino sadly passes away at age 53 September 9 1948 Rex Barney pitches a no hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers in a 2 0 win over the New York Giants September 26 1948 At Braves Field Boston Braves Bob Elliott hits a three run homer as the Braves beat the New York Giants 3 2 and clinch the Braves first N L pennant since 1914 The Most Valuable Players for the 1948 Major League Baseball Season were Lou Boudreau American League and Stan the Man Musial National League The 1948

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  • Victoria Baseball - Baseball in Victoria BC
    Chase had a baseball brain that worked with his hands It is doubtful if a smarter player using smart strictly in a baseball sense ever wore cleats At times he was well nigh uncanny sportswriter Damon Runyon The New York American July 21 1921 In 1905 After playing at the Oak Bay Ball Park for three months in Victoria Hal Chase went on to play for New York Highlanders 1905

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  • Victoria Baseball - Baseball in Victoria BC
    company built Oak Bay Ball Park in 1895 The Park boasted a cinder track and a grandstand seating 2 000 Many athletes of renown played here including Hal Chase considered the greatest first baseman of all time In 1918 the tram company offered the Ball Park to the Municipality for 10 000 The proposal was put to the ratepayers and defeated by one vote In 1921 the Ball Park was

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  • Victoria Baseball - Baseball in Victoria BC
    January 5 1894 Cassburn Ontario Weight 175 lb Pitcher Southpaw Switch Hitter June 14 1917 Traded by the St Louis Cardinals to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Doug Baird July 20 1918 Purchased by the New York Giants from the Pittsburgh Pirates Debut April 17 1916 St Louis Cardinals 1916 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates 1917 1918 New York Giants 1918 1919 Died January 27 1962 Ocala Florida Home VDBA History Vic Baseball

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