Abner Doubleday created it.
Abner Doubleday in 1860.
Abner Doubleday in 1860.
Hoboken, New Jersey and Cooperstown, New York.
To honor and remember the players who changed the game of baseball
Depends on how you define as the "first baseball game." A 1791 ordinance in the town Pittsfield MA prohibited the playing of "baseball" within 80 yards of a town meeting hall, but there is no way of knowing the rules of that game. The first game using the "New York Rules" -- a game which eventually evolved into what is now what we call baseball -- was played in Hoboken NJ in 1845. The story that baseball was invented in Cooperstown NY is complete bunk.
around June 19 1856 in cooperstown NY
The first historical professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne Indiana. The Fort Wayne Kekiongas defeated the Clevel
The story that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown is easily proven to be complete hokum. The game evolved over many decades from the English game of rounders and the American game of town ball. The first WRITTEN rules of a game, in which batters are out by being tagged with a ball (instead of being hit by a thrown ball, a basic rule of town ball), was done in New York in 1845. These were called (surprise!) the "New York Rules." Within a couple of decades or so, most teams were playinga game that had evolved to being recognizable as what is played today.
Abner Dubbleday is credited with inventing baseball. The first recorded game was played in Cooperstown, NY. That is why the baseball hall of fame is located there.
The only "evidence" that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in 1839 in Cooperstown is the "recollection" of Abner Graves, a person who was born in 1834 and died in an insane asylum. Doubleday's writings are voluminous but he never once mentions baseball in any form. And it would have been difficult for him to have invented the game in Cooperstown in 1839, simply he wasn't living there that year. Doubleday's closest friend does not remember him mentioning the subject of baseball once, even though Doubleday lived to 1893, when the game was already considered the national pastime. Alexander Cartwright's helped write down the "New York Rules" of a game that eventually evolved into baseball; but it is not settled (1) whether he himself invented the rules or simply wrote down what others have chosen nor (2) how much different was the game he described from previous games. Thus, Cartwright had SOMETHING to do with early baseball, but it is not clear WHAT; and there is not one shred of credible evidence that Doubleday had anything to do with any game.
Doubleday Field is near the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY. It is the sight of the first organized baseball game every played.
Baseball was invented, not discovered. Quote from the Related Link: "Americans began playing baseball on informal teams, using local rules, in the early 1800s. By the 1860s, the sport, unrivaled in popularity, was being described as America's 'national pastime.'"