Do you know the history of Baseball? The game is immensely popular in America, and it has a long history attached to it. This sport is 200 years old and has evolved a lot since its origin. Baseball is known as the ‘National Pastime of America’ and has embedded itself in the culture of United States. Some people say that the game has evolved from cricket, which was played in Britain. In the nineteenth century, Baseball became the National sport of United States. The game is also popular in countries like Japan, Korea, and Canada. Scroll down to read how baseball evolved.
Timeline of Baseball
Baseball does not have a definite origin. There are many stories attached to the game. I am going to mention some of the most important events that created history.
Baseball is said to have been invented in the year 1839 by the legend Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York. It is said that he was playing the game in his backyard. Alexander Joy Cartwright (who is also known as the father of modern Baseball) formed the rules of the game in 1845. The first official game of baseball was played between a group of cricket players and Knickerbockers. The game gained public interest from 1861 to 1865, the same period of the American Civil War. A significant event happened in 1866 when a group of girls from Vassar College started the first women’s team. The first official team of baseball was formed by the name of Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869. Another important event is the formation of Baseball’s National Association in 1871.
In 1876, the first game of National league was played in which Boston won over Philadelphia by 6-5. Later, in 1880, the first perfect game of Baseball took place in which the Cleveland Spiders won by 1-0 in a National League game. In 1882, the second league of baseball began which was called the American Baseball Association or the Beer and Whiskey League. Moses Fleetwood Walker became the first African-American to play professional baseball, in the year 1884. In Pittsburgh, the first game was played in 1890. In 1893, Abner Doubleday was attributed to inventing Baseball.
Another major event took place in 1903 when the first world series of baseball was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Pilgrims. The players of baseball went on a strike for the first time in 1912. In 1929, history was created when Babe Ruth made his 500th home run. In 1936, the Baseball Hall of fame opened in Cooperstown. Five players were introduced in the first Hall of Fame. In 1943, during World War ll, when most of the players were sent to fight in the war, the All-American Girls’ team was formed. In 1947, World Series of the baseball game was telecasted for the very first time on television.
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