Looking for fun facts about sports? We have 10 fun baseball facts for baseball fans of all ages! Whether you are a pro baseball player, it’s your first time playing, or want to learn more about the major leagues and MLB history, you’re in the perfect place!
Learn fun facts about the history of baseball and major league teams with our coloring pages. They are a fun resource for kids in primary school and older interested in baseball, one of the most popular sports.
When it comes to the history of Major League Baseball, there are so many interesting players. Did you know that Willie Mays, who played for the New York Giants and later the San Francisco Giants, is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, along with Lou Gehrig from the New York Yankees, Ken Griffey Jr. from Seattle Mariners, Ty Cobb from the Detroit Tigers, and many more players?
There’s so much more to learn, so let’s get started!
Baseball facts FOR KIDS
- The object of the game of baseball is to score runs by hitting the ball with a baseball bat and running around the bases to touch home plate.
- The first baseball game was on June 19,1846, at the Elysian Fields, where the New York Nine and New York knickerbockers played against each other.
- Baseball is often called the “National Pastime” in the United States, and it has been played in America since the mid-19th century.
- The New York Yankees have won the most World Series Championships in Major League Baseball history with a total of 27.
- Babe Ruth, who played for the New York Yankees, was one of the greatest baseball players of all time, famous for his 714 home runs and his charismatic personality.
- One of the most famous home runs in baseball history was hit by Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants in 1951, known as the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World.”
- Barry Bonds is the only player to hit more than 70 home runs in a single MLB season, accomplishing the feat in 2001.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the first teams in Major Leage Baseball, established in 1882, and they have won five World Series Championships throughout their history.
- Jackie Robinson was the first African American player to play in Major League Baseball, breaking the color barrier in 1947 when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- The first World Series was played in 1903 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans (later the Red Sox), with the Americans winning the series.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR BASEBALL FACTS COLORING SHEETS
Baseball facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
- Something to color with favorite crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, watercolors…
- The printable baseball facts coloring sheets template pdf — see button below to download & print.
This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Baseball facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!
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What was your favorite fact about baseball?