Sure everyone knows the most developed baseball in the United States, but many don’t know the sport’s origins and history.
Origin of baseball.
There are many different opinions, so up to now we still do not know the exact origin of baseball. Here are the most noticeable comments:
Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game followed the migration of people to North America – where it developed as it is today. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States.
According to many studies of scientists in the world, baseball appeared in Egypt around 2400 BC. Archaeologists have found sticks and balls that look like these sports equipment now dating back more than 2000 years, which are stored in the British Museum in London.
There are also many references, Abner Doubleday was the inventor of upstate baseball in New York. But a few thought that he was the only contributor to the idea of inventing the baseball field (or its diamond shape) as we know it today.
On the other hand, the creator of the baseball rule is a New York bookseller named Alexander Cartwright, he founded a team called The Knickerbockers in 1839, wrote baseball rules in 1845 (US Congress had adopted in 1953) and held its first matches in the United States on June 19, 1846, in Hoboken, New Jersey. However, the first baseball games were not in North America, but in Canada and in 1838.
There are also many historical sites, items from ancient times in some other countries to conclude that baseball sport has existed for a long time.
Baseball history – Some notable milestones:
1845: Cartwright formalizes the rules
1846: Knickerbocker Baseball Club of New York City and New York Baseball Club is the first recorded baseball game.
1857: 25 representative teams discuss rules and issues at the first official conference.
1858: Foundation of the National Baseball Player Association.
1860: Some teams have to leave because of war, but the soldiers help spread the sport to regions across the country.
1868: At the annual conference there are 100 teams
1871: The National Association becomes the first professional baseball tournament
1875: The National Association was renamed the National Federation
1882: American Union Association established
1884: The American Union is forced to close after just one season because of financial difficulties
1901: The American Federation emerges as another fighting tournament
1903: The first World Series is played
1911: the introduction of a ball with a cork center helped ease the way for the match
1914: Confederation federation tried to establish itself, failing after only two seasons
1960: the threat of another tournament makes the current two leagues expand from 16 to 24 teams.
Although there is much debate about the origin of baseball. But undeniably, the United States is the place that turned baseball into a professional, popular and popular sport, and further spread it to other countries such as Korea, Japan, Taiwan. …