The two oldest stadiums in Major League Baseball are Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Fenway Park, which the Boston Red Sox call home, opened in 1912. Wrigley Field, the stadium of the Chicago Cubs, was opened in 1914.Know More
Both Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are characterized by their jewel box layout. Fenway Park, which is located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, has a seating capacity of 37,499. Fenway Park is known for the Green Monster, a giant wall located in the left field of the stadium. On March 7, 2012, Fenway was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Wrigley Field, which is located on Chicago's north side, has a seating capacity of 41,072. Wrigley Field is known for the ivy on its walls. Wrigley Field is located in a neighborhood called Lakeview, which has multi-story apartments where patrons can view the game from the rooftop. The next oldest set of Major League Baseball stadiums didn't open until the 1960s. Three stadiums, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and O.co Coliseum opened in 1962, 1966 and 1966, respectively. The only stadium erected in the 1970s was Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Royals, which was opened in 1973. It has a seating capacity of 37,903.Learn more about Baseball
In Major League Baseball, the distance between home plate and second base is 127 feet. The desired position of second base from home plate is east-northeast. The distance between first base and third base is also 127 feet.Full Answer >
Jackie Robinson was the first African-American person to play in Major League Baseball since 1889. From the 1880s until the 1950s, African-American baseball players were, for the most part, confined to playing baseball in the Negro leagues. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947, playing first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers.Full Answer >
In Major League Baseball, "DH" stands for "designated hitter." The DH is a non-fielding player selected because of his batting ability to substitute for the pitcher in the team's batting order. If a team chooses to use a designated hitter, the selected player must be reported to the umpire prior to the game, otherwise the pitcher is required to take his own bats.Full Answer >
A pennant chase is a term used in Major League Baseball that originally referred to the teams competing for the league title, and in 2014, also refers to the chase for the division title. The addition of division pennants came in 1969.Full Answer >