It's a big day in the world of sports birthdays: The wiffleball (and bat, we presume, unless they were just playing catch) turns 54 years old today. We would compare the wiffleball's age to our mother's, but she'd get all mad at us.
Some facts about the wiffleball, from Wikipedia:
• It was invented by David N. Mullany in Connecticut in 1953, who wanted to show his 12-year-old son how a ball curved.
• Yes, the word "whiff" is because of the sound it makes when you swing and pull an Adam Dunn.
• If you haven't played in a wiffleball tournament, you're just not trying.
• The five best Wiffleball teams in the world all reside in Indiana. They also have nine of the top 10.
The true history of Wiffleball is flabbergasting.