Baseball Trivia

Why is a strikeout indicated on a scorecard by the letter K?

A sportswriter for the New York Herald named M.J. Kelly introduced the notation in 1868 to avoid using an S, which he thought might be interpreted as meaning shortstop. Kelly simply chose the last letter of the word “struck.”

Why is a baseball field called a diamond?

Because of the shape of the infield.

What was baseball originally called?

The game was called Rounders. This was a game that came from England.

When was the first Little League game?

On June 6, 1939. Lundy Lumber defeated Lycoming Dairy, 23-8. Lycoming Dairy came back to win the season’s first-half title, and faced second-half champ Lundy Lumber in a best-of-three series. Lycoming Dairy won the final game of the series, 3-2.

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