Celebrated on March 29th
Superstitions prevailed in baseball. Legendary baseball player Babe Ruth would wear a cabbage leaf under his cap while playing, which he would change after every two innings.
“Cranks” was an early term for baseball fans in the late 1880s. The term “fan” is said to be a shortened form of “fanatic.”
The life span of a major league baseball is 5–7 pitches. During a typical game, approximately 70 balls are used. A major league baseball must have lacing with exactly 108 stitches. It also must have a circumference between 9.00 and 9.25 inches, a weight between 5.00 and 5.25 ounces, and two pieces of cowhide laced together with red-waxed cotton stitches.