It wasn't. Rounders is a differant game similar to Baseball but with a differant set of rules. There is debate as to how much Rounders influenced the creation of Baseball.
A similar game was played called Rounders.
Baseball was always called baseball, although stickball was a street game
Baseball originated from a British game called rounders.
Baseball is still baseball in England - there are many significant differences between baseball and rounders, for example, runs (known themselves as rounders) are only scored in rounders when a single player runs around all four bases. There are two separate Rounders associations in the British Isles, that which exists in England is called the National Rounders Association (NRA), and that which exists in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
It was a clever combination of 2 british sports called Cricket and Rounders.
The closest equivalent is a bat and ball game called Rounders.
because in rounders you can peg the runner and get them out not unlike kickball
We call baseball rounders.
"rounders" an English sport