Watch our Baseball Fact Video for all the Amazing, Interesting, Fun Facts about Baseball You Didn't know1. During World War II, the U.S. military designed grenades to be the same size and weight of a baseball, since, quote any young American man should be able to properly throw it.2. The infamous John Dillinger was once a professional second baseman, although he never made it to the major leagues.3. Babe Ruths top salary was 80,000 in 1930 and 1931. Adjusted for inflation, thats the equivalent of a little more than 1.1 million today , Incidentally Derek Jeter made 269,841.27 per at bat a couple years ago.4. Every single MLB baseball is rubbed in Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud, a unique mud only found in a secret location in New Jersey. In addition, Many major league baseball players, including Moises Alou, Jorge Posada, and Kerry Wood, have admitted that they pee on their own hands during baseball season to toughen their grip.5. In the mid-1800s, you could get out while running between bases by having the ball thrown directly at you. Players were resistant when the rule was changed, as it was a particularly masculine part of the game.6. Joel Zumaya once missed three games in 2006 after injuring himself playing Guitar Hero.7. In 1904, James E. Bennett patented a new proposal for catchers apparatus that would replace the glove and helmet altogether with big wire cage through which the pitched ball would pass , hitting a padded mattress on the chest.8. In addition to being the first African American MLB player, Jackie Robinson was also the first African-American vice president of a major American corporation he served as vice president of personnel for Chock Full O Nuts coffee from 19571964.