One of the first things we learned about 108 that really stuck with us is that there are 108 stitches in a baseball. Here is a quote from Bull Durham, the classic baseball movie, that mentions it and another popular baseball fact:
“There are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary. And there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance.”
This year marks the 108th year that the world series has been going on. The first one was in 1903. 2011 minus 1903 is 108 years, but since the first series was played in the first year you technically would have to add 1 making it 109 series played. Except for that there was a boycott of the Series in 1904 so now we are in the 108th World Series. **UPDATE: I’m not sure where my math went wrong, but I have since learned that this year was the 107th World Series. My buddy Eric was right, next year is the 108th.
And I need to do some more research on this, but after reading a recent Sports Illustrated article about Jack Swift it appears as though a minor league schedule contains, or contained at one time, 108 games.