April 11 – Baseball Facts for Kids

Today, on April 11, let’s learn about the exciting world of baseball—a sport loved by many and filled with rich history and fascinating facts. We are big Yankee fans in this house. We were lucky enough to go to a game last Saturday night. It was the second home game of the season. It is such an enjoyable pastime that represents a classic time. They hit three home runs, too, so it was exciting! Whether you’re a fan already or just getting to know baseball, there’s always something new to learn with these baseball facts for kids. You can check out all of the Fact of the Day for kids here.


  1. The longest baseball game ever played was in 1984. It lasted 25 innings and took more than 8 hours over two days!
  2. Baseballs are made from cork, rubber, yarn, and leather. They’re so well-made that they can be thrown at speeds over 100 miles per hour.
  3. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era, breaking the baseball color line in 1947.
  4. A regulation baseball game lasts nine innings, but if the score is tied at the end, the game can go into extra innings until a winner is decided.
  5. The Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, celebrates the sport’s greatest players, umpires, and managers.
  6. The record for the most home runs in a single Major League Baseball (MLB) season is held by Barry Bonds, who hit 73 home runs in 2001.
  7. A perfect game in baseball is a rare feat where a pitcher allows no opposing player to reach first base during the entire game. There have been only 24 perfect games in MLB history as of 2024. No pitcher has ever thrown two perfect games.
  8. Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, is the oldest MLB stadium currently in use. It opened in 1912 and is famous for the “Green Monster,” a high left field wall.
  9. The World Series is the annual championship series of MLB in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion.
  10. In baseball, the “triple crown” refers to a batter leading a league in three specific statistical categories: batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (RBIs). It’s a rare achievement, with Miguel Cabrera being the most recent player to win it in 2012.


Celebrate the excitement and history of baseball with these fun activities perfect for the classroom or school. Let’s get into the spirit of the game!

  • Create your own baseball cards of favorite players or invent your own players.
  • Have a baseball trivia contest with questions for all levels.
  • Write a short story or poem about playing or watching a baseball game.
  • Design a baseball field in a box using recycled materials.
  • Organize a simulated baseball game using a soft foam ball in the gym or playground.


Let’s think more deeply about baseball and its impact. These questions can help us explore the significance of the game in new ways.

  • Why do you think baseball is referred to as America’s pastime?
  • How has baseball changed over the years, and what impact do these changes have on the game today?
  • What qualities make a great baseball player, aside from physical skills?
  • How does teamwork play a role in baseball?
  • Imagine if you could invent a new rule for baseball. What would it be and why?


Here are five questions to spark more conversation about baseball facts for kids. Would you rather…

  • …hit a game-winning home run or pitch a no-hitter?
  • …attend a World Series game or meet your favorite baseball player?
  • …have the speed to steal bases at will or the power to hit home runs easily?
  • …be a famous baseball player or the manager of a winning team?
  • …play a game in the historic Fenway Park or the modern Yankee Stadium?


Here are more fun ideas to help keep the kids entertained: