The History of Baseball
Do you remember a time without baseball? Where it wasn’t America’s pastime? Do you think when millions of fans tune in to watch the World Series every year they know its history and what the game has been through? Many people have no idea the origins and history of baseball. Some don’t even know the rules, and there are some facts that nobody knew. Did you know that baseball is over one hundred years old? The first game of baseball was played in the Elysian Fields, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Since then baseball has came along way to make itself a huge spectator sport. Baseball has been a part of everyone lives, whether you played as a child or went to see a game with your family, or just watched a game on TV , baseball was always there (historic).
Signs of baseball go all the back to the 1800, when all they had were armature leagues. That changed in the 1860s when the national association of professional baseball players began and started making professional baseball clubs. Baseball as we know it first came into existence in Cooperstown, New York in 1939 as Major General Abner Doubleday created the first baseball field. The first recorded match was played at Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey on June 19, 1846. The game was played between the New York Nine and the Cartwright's New York Knickerbockers (history).
In the years to follow Baseball began to support itself by charging fans admission to see a game, however, with the start of the Civil War Baseball’s next turning point would begin as the war hurt many teams and the number of clubs dropped. But the war also helped spread the game around to different states which helped the games come back after the war (history).
Baseball is a game that is played by nine players at a time. Like any other sport there is an offence and a defense. The offensive goal is for a batter to hit the ball in play and try to get to the first base before the team on defense gets the ball to the base. Then...