1953 was a great year for baseball. The first no-hitter by a player in his initial game, in modern major-league baseball, Bobo Holloman. The Yankees winning their 5th straight championship. This thing sure holds a lot of memories.
- Fact 1: The American League was founded in 1901, evolving from the minor league Western League.
- Fact 2: The American League allows the designated hitter rule, while the National League does not.
- Fact 3: The NY Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in game six of the World Series, marking their fifth straight world championship.
- Fact 4: On June 18 1953 the Boston Red Sox scored 17 runs in a single inning against the Detroit Tigers, a record that still stands today.
- Fact 5: The New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) toured Japan this year, finishing the tour in November. Players were promised $3000 but reportedly only received $300.