National League was founded with 8 teams
5-6 baseballs used per game.
The American league was formed with 8 teams as well.
Ray Chapman dies after getting hit in the head with a spitball. Rule was made that you could not use a foreign substance (spit, pine tar) to change the affect of the baseball
Baseball outfields begin to shorten allowing for more homeruns and more excitement among fans
In the American League, they allowed the use of designated hitters in the spot for pitchers. They wanted to add more hits and homeruns into the game.
Instant replay was developed and used for the first time in history but could only replay one thing.
Umpire calls are more accurate due to cameras. Went from 83% in 2007 to 87% in 2013.
Instant replay expanded to replay almost anything in the game. This allowed each team to have one challenge per game
While catching I noticed some back pain during a game and I ended up pulling my back which prevented me from doing anything.