Stadium holds the most people with 66,307 fans. Veterans is second with 62,411
and SkyDome is eighth with 50,516.At Baltimore fans all yell "O" for their
beloved Orioles. Also Comerica Park has a 50-foot Ferris wheel with 12 cars
shaped like baseballs [Detroit]. Pesky's Pole was named after former Red
Sox star Johnny Pesky, who acquired the reputation of wrapping cheap home
runs around the pole situated just 302 feet from home plate. In actuality,
Pesky hit only six home runs in Fenway Park during his 10-year career. The Renaissance Hotel at SkyDome is the only hotel in
the world situated within a domed stadium. Seventy of the 346 rooms at
the Renaissance Hotel overlook the field and, former Blue Jays second baseman
Roberto Alomar made the hotel his home during his stint with the club in
the early 90s.
Pittsburgh Pirates—The franchise was called the Innocents until 1891
when it signed second baseman Lou Bierbauer. His old club, the Philadelphia
Athletics, and its fans weren't at all happy about the way Bierbauer was
"obtained" and dubbed his new club the Pirates because they "pirated" the
star player away from them.
San Francisco Giants—In the 1880s when the club was in New York
and known as the Gothams, it changed when manager Jim Mutrie stood up in
the dugout after a win and referred to the team as "my Giants."
Minnesota Twins—The Twins are named after the "twin cities"
of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Los Angeles Dodgers—The club resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1890–1957
and was named the Trolley Dodgers in reference to the borough's maze of
trolley lines near the Brooklyn Bridge. It was later shortened to Dodgers
and the name didn't change even after the team moved to Los Angeles in
Houston Astros—Formerly known as the Colt 45s, the team was renamed
the Astros in 1965 in reference to Houston's new NASA Space Center.
Milwaukee Brewers—The Brewers were named in 1970 after the numerous
beer breweries in the Milwaukee area.
N.Y. Mets—The team's corporate name was the New York Metropolitan
Baseball Club, Inc. "Mets" is just short for Metropolitans.
Montreal Expos—The Expos are named after Expo '67, the world's
fair held in Montreal two years before the team's inaugural game. The fair
ran for the entire year and drew approximately 50 million people.
Anaheim Angels—The club was originally in Los Angeles from 1961–1965.
Los Angeles is Spanish for "the angels."
Cleveland Indians—The Cleveland baseball team, known in the 1890s
as the Spiders, had one of the first American Indians in the majors named
Louis Francis Sockalexis. The term, "Indians" was reportedly given
to the team by disrespecting fans around the country. In less than three
years, injuries and alcoholism forced Sockalexis out of baseball after only
367 at-bats. In 1915, two years after his death, the name was officially
changed to the "Indians." Some say the name was given to honor Sockalexis
even though others disagree.
George Harold Sisler
once set a record with 257 hits in 1920 which broke two American League records
and retired with an average of .341. But then on Fri. Oct.1 Ichiro Suzuki
passed Sisler's record with his 257,258,and 259th hit and and finally got
his 262 hits in 2004 with his bat which he named Mizuno.
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