Unlike professional Basketball and American football, interest in Baseball has not been sweeping the globe . Declining participation at the amateur level and protracted labor problems at the professional level have thrust "America's Pastime" into an era of uncertainty. Despite this current adversity, baseball will always occupy an important place in American culture. This column starts a three part look at the history of baseball. Most cultures have some sort of stick and ball game, cricket being the most well-known. While the exact origins of baseball are unknown, most historians agree that it is based on the English game of rounders. It began to become quote popular in this country in the early 19th century, and many sources report the growing popularity of a game called "townball", "base", or "baseball". Throughout the early part of that century, small towns formed teams, and baseball clubs were formed in larger cities. In 1845, Alexander Cartwright wanted to formalize a list of rules by which all team could play. Much of that original code is still in place today. Although popular legend says that the game was invented by Abner Doubleday, baseball's true father was Cartwright. The first recorded baseball contest took place a year later, in 1846. Cartwright's Knickerbockers lost to the New York Baseball Club in a game at the Elysian Fields, in Hoboken, New Jersey. These amateur games became more frequent and more popular. In 1857, a convention of amateur teams was called to discuss rules and other issues. Twenty five teams from the northeast sent delegates. The following year, they formed the National Association of Base Ball Players, the first organized baseball league. In its first year of operation, the league supported itself by occasionally charging fans for admission. The future looked very bright. The early 1860s, however were a time of great turmoil in the United States. In those years of the Civil War, the number of baseball clubs dropped dramatically. But interest in baseball was carried to other parts of the country by Union soldiers, and when the war ended there were more people playing baseball than ever before. The league
You can start baseball at whichever age you desire:)
The 2009 baseball playoffs start on October 7.
Because, a few people decided to start a new game, and thus, baseball.
No, it is not. You should propably start when you are a child
Usually at the beginning of baseball season.
Baseball started in the he United States.
In the spring
What year did Miguel Cabrera start playing baseball
he enjoyed playing baseball
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1883, they were the second ever baseball team.
they start wearing shorts and pants
Ask a group of friends, other people that you know like baseball. Start off for small amounts of money if nobody has fantasy baseball experience.
Baseball? Of course its fun. If you've never played it then its about time you start! :)
He was 17 when he started playing baseball
The Giants started playing baseball in 1883.
They started in the 1980s.