Perhaps it’s partly America’s obsession with Old West lore that makes this game so enthralling. A gunslinger pitcher strides to the mound in front of thousands of spectators, squints hard at the plate, and then unleashes his full fury toward the batter. And with a wooden weapon, the batter will do his best to win the duel. And so it goes in America’s favorite pastime – baseball. But what do you really know about professional baseball in the United States?
Although America claims the game for itself, baseball first came to life in England during the 1700s. The game crossed the Atlantic and in the mid-1800s, it became a fad for the ages, starting in New York. From there, diamond-shaped fields began springing up all over the country. Do you know any of the first teams in Major League Baseball?
More than any other sport, baseball is saturated with statistics. Data crunchers track the performance of every player, comparing them to legends of the past. From home runs to strikeouts to stolen bases, do you know some of the sport’s most amazing feats?
Wind up for this pro baseball quiz now! We’ll wager you’ll strike out on a few of these tough questions.