Sports lore says Abner Doubleday, a Civil War hero, invented baseball. There’s a lot evidence to dispute that claim. In fact, many historians believe Doubleday, who died in 1893, never even saw a baseball game. In truth, baseball, which developed from a British sport called “rounders,” lacks an inventor.
Instead, it evolved, and codified itself, from the myriad versions being played all over the country.
Modern baseball was first played in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1846. The first professional baseball team was founded in 1869 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The National League formed in 1876 and the American League in 1901. The World Series was first played in 1903.
Baseball has changed a lot over the years but in many ways it has remained the same.
Television and football have eroded some of the game’s popularity but it’s still the National Pastime. While the best place to watch most sports is on the couch in your living room, there’s not a bad seat in any ballpark in North America. To get into a Major League Ballpark you’re going to need tickets.
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In 1919, Major League Baseball was rocked by scandal after several players on the Chicago White Sox conspired to intentionally lose the game after being bribed by gamblers. With fans shocked and outraged, Major League Baseball was in desperate need of a hero.
Fortunately, they got one in the shape of a barrel-chested, thin-ankle slugger. The season after the so-called “Black Sox Scandal,” Babe Ruth hit 54 home runs (an unheard number at the time) in his first season with the New York Yankees. Ruth would go on to hit 714 home runs during his legendary career and retire as one of the greatest baseball players of all-time.
Baseball was the backdrop for the greatest moment in professional sports. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson took the field as first basemen of the Brooklyn Dodgers (now the Los Angeles Dodgers). In doing so, Robinson ended racial segregation in Major League Baseball.
Thanks to Robinson’s indefatigable courage and unrelenting grace the National Pastime truly became a game for all Americans. His number 42 was retired league-wide in 1997.
Since 2004, MLB has celebrated “Jackie Robinson Day.” Every April 15, all players honor Jackie Robinson by wearing his number.
A large portion of the 1994 season, and part of the 1995 campaign, was canceled due to a player’s strike.
When the game finally returned fans did not. One of the players that helped win fans back to the stands was Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. On Sept. 6, 1995, Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played. When the game became official, everyone at Camden Yards, including opposing players and umpires, gave Ripken a standing ovation.
Ripken ran a lap around the field where he embraced fans and celebrated his accomplishment—there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. When his streak ended, Ripken had played in 2,632 consecutive games.
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The Boston Red Sox lost the first three games of the 2004 American League Championship Series. Worst of all, they were down 0-3 to their nemesis the New York Yankees. It looked like the Red Sox would go another year without winning a World Series. The franchise hadn’t won the Fall Classic since 1918.
Many blamed the streak, which included several heartbreaking losses, on the “Curse of the Bambino,” i.e. trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees after the 1919 season. Well, the Red Sox launched an improbable rally to win the next four games and eliminate their hated rivals. The BoSox then went on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series and capture their first championship in 86 years.
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