It's been said that there's nothing more American than baseball, mom, and apple pie.
Well, moms are worldwide, and apple pie was created by the Dutch back in 1514, but baseball is quintessentially American.
And it's a statisticians dream sport, filled with stats both meaningful and trivial.
- Most at-bats without hitting any home runs: William Holbert, 2,335 at-bats
- Most at-bats without a stolen base: Russ Nixon, 2,504
- Most times hit by a pitch: Hughie Jennings, 287
- Most hit batsmen: Gus Weyhing, 277
- Most wild pitches thrown in MLB play: Nolan Ryan, 277
- Most double plays grounded into: Cal Ripken Jr., 350
- Most times caught stealing: Rickey Henderson, 335
- Most outs: Pete Rose, 10,328
- Most errors committed: Herman Long, 1,096
- Oldest player to play a MLB game: Minnie Minoso, 54
- Youngest player to play in a MLB game: Joe Nuxhall, 15
Now, go play ball!