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7 Fantastic Baseball Gifts for Kids

 

plush baseball bat and sensory toy

Baby Baseball Bat With Sensory Toys

A soft nine-inch bat makes stimulating crinkly sounds when babies squeeze it. The ball squeaks and the bat rattles when baby shakes it. The teething ring is an added bonus to this fun to this baby toy. 



Baseball Gifts for Kids

Along with some good children's baseball books, these baseball-themed gifts are guaranteed to be a big hit for kids who love the game. Here is a list of the cutest decor and toys for toddlers who are just working on their eye-hand coordination, and other gift ideas for kids of all ages.


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Little Tikes T-Ball Set

 Sluggers will love to practice their swing with this durable, plastic t-ball set. It comes with a bat, 5 balls, and an adjustable base that will grow with the child. This colorful set can be used both indoor and outdoors.

 

 

MLB Slammin' Sluggers Baseball Game 

Slammin' Sluggers Baseball Game

If kids can't play a real baseball game outside, this fun game is the next best thing. This two-player game comes with over two hundred pieces. Kids can customize their players and the billboard with any of the 30 MLB teams. Kids can make the pitcher throw curve balls as well as fast balls, control the fielders, and run the players around the bases.



 

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Big Plush Baseball Pillow

This seventeen-inch soft baseball pillow is perfect for snuggling and bedtime. It adds a fun touch to bedrooms decorated in a baseball theme. Filled with lots of stuffing, the baseball pillow is plump, soft, and easily washed.



 

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3D Baseball Night Light

This remote-controlled night light brings a child's bedroom to life at night. Kids will have fun changing the colors and patterns reflected across their walls and ceiling. It comes with four different parts- a player, a baseball glove, a ball and a hat- for kids to rotate.


 

 

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Baby Baseball Gifts

Pulling together a baby gift all about baseball is such a fun idea. For new parents who love the sport, all of these baby items will be a big hit. Buy a few baby sports books and add a little onesie, plush, or squishy baseball to round out the gift. Some other thoughtful ideas include baseball nursery decor items, blankets, and stimulating toys for the stroller or car rides. 

 

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Bearington Baseball Security Blanket

An 18" x 18" baseball-themed security blanket is perfect for cuddling. Made with soft velour and a satin lining with baseball stitching. The adorable plush bear with a baseball cap, attached in the middle, makes this blankie extra special.





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Baseball Onesie

 This crisp, white baseball onesie makes a statement with its bold, embroidered, red stitching. A high quality item, this outfit for newborns is great for photo shoots, parties and baby's first baseball game.



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Cool Baseball Facts for Little Athletes

Baseball is a sport that unifies people across all demographics and bridges the gap between generations. Its rich history is part of the fabric of our country. Legends have been born on the fields for their athletic feats, but these players often symbolize more than their accomplishments with a bat, glove, and ball. They represent greatness, hope, promise, success, grit, determination and inspiration. Little ones who eventually want to join a team will get to experience firsthand all the ways kids benefit by playing baseball.

Here is a list of interesting facts about baseball that will cultivate a child's love for the game and everything it represents. 

  • The first recorded competitive game of baseball was played in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1846, the KnickerBockers lost to the New York Mutuals after four innings with a score of 23-1.
  • Baseball is said to be enjoyed by 500 million people all over the world, with the heaviest concentration of fans in the US, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.
  • The very first World Series game was in 1903 between the Pittsburgh Pirates  (National League) and the Boston Americans (American League). Boston won the series five games to three.
  • African Americans were not permitted to play in the MLB during the first half of the 20th century, so they formed the Negro Leagues. All of that changed when Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. 
  • The lifespan of a baseball in the MLB is about 7 pitches. Approximately 7-10 dozen balls are used in every major league baseball game. Each of these ball has 108 double-sewn red stitches.
  • The oldest MLB stadium is Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The park, originally built in 1912, has since gone through several expansions and renovations. Fenway Park has hosted 11 World Series games since its construction.
  • There have been several fathers and sons who have played in the MLB at the same time. The very first duo to play for the same team, however, was Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. They played for the Seattle Mariners at the same time, and even hit back-to-back home runs during one momentous game.
  • It should come as no surprise that hot dogs are the most popular food consumed at ballparks. Recent data indicates as many as 26 million hot dogs are consumed every year at baseball games.

 

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