Tony Gwynn had more runs scored than swings and misses from the years 1992 to 1995.
In high school, Mike Trout was forced to bat left-handed during a Home Run derby–Trout is right-handed. He ended up winning the Home Run derby batting left-handed.
Reggie Jackson struck out 2,597 times in his career–an MLB record.
Mookie Betts is the first player in MLB history to win the World Series, the MVP, a Gold Glove, and a Silver Slugger all in the same season.
Former Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek is the only MLB player to play in the Little League World Series, the College World Series National Championship game, The MLB World Series, the Olympics, and the World Baseball Classic.
He also caught the most no-hitters in MLB history with four.
Before this season, Chris Davis was the only player to finish an MLB season with 53 home runs. Six players have finished with 52 home runs and seven players have finished with 54 home runs.
Sammy Sosa had three different seasons of 63, 64, and 66 home runs. In each of those seasons, he did not lead the league in home runs.
In 200, when he hit 50 home runs, and in 2002, when he hit 49 home runs, he was 1st in the league in that category.
Pete Rose is the only player in MLB history to play more than 500 games at five different positions.
He played 939 games at first base, 628 games at second base, 634 games at third base, 671 games in left field, and 595 games in right field.
Nolan Ryan threw an MLB record seven no-hitters, but he never won a Cy Young Award.
In a game against the Cubs in 2016, Bryce Harper tied the record for most walks in a game with six. He was also hit by a pitch in that game, so he reached base seven times without getting a single hit.
When Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs in the 1998 season, his home runs traveled a total distance of 29,598 feet. That’s enough to fly over Mount Everest.
To maintain balance and strength in both arms, Yu Darvish warms up with his off-hand–his left hand–before games. It is said that he can throw 82 mph with his left hand.
Gleyber Torres had a multi-homer game during the 2018 season against Baltimore Orioles pitchers Alex Cobb and Mike Wright Jr.
This season he recorded another multi-homer game against the same pitchers.
Clayton Kershaw’s great uncle, Clyde Tombaugh, was the first person to discover Pluto.
Prince Fielder and his father, Cecil Fielder, both ended their careers with the same number of home runs–319.
The MLB playoffs kick off tonight with the NL Wild Card game and we’re stoked for this year’s matchups. We’re so stoked we’ve made a killer baseball t-shirt collection. Some really good ones in there, including an awesome Wild Thing tee.
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