The first American football game ever recorded was on November 6, 1869. The two teams playing were Rutgers and Princeton, two college teams from New Jersey.
Phil Perez has written: 'Official Little League Baseball rules in pictures' -- subject(s): Rules, Little League Baseball, inc, Baseball
The umpire is the person that rules on plays.
It is unknown who invented baseball. There are few records of the beginnings of baseball before the New York Knickerbocker club's first written rules.
The first important set of written rules was scribed by Alexander Cartwright, of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, and published on September 20, 1845
Alfred Summer has written: 'Official Soccer Rules' 'Let's play soccer!' -- subject(s): Juvenile literature, Rules, Soccer
There are 10 rules in the official MLB rule book, but each rule has many sub-sections, so there are several hundred actual rules.
Entering "baseball rules" into Google will work. The top two hits are mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/foreword.jsp , the official Major League Baseball site, and www.baseball-almanac.com/rulemenu.shtml at the Baseball Almanac site.
Click on the 'MLB Rules' link below to access the MLB Rule book from mlb.com.
To have the rules written down means that when there is an disagreement the rules can be used to solve the problem. Imagine playing a baseball game without rules.