It is the great American pastime. In the Civil War, the North and south would play a game of baseball after a tough day at war. Jackie Robinson’s crossing the color line in 1947 opened baseball to other African-Americans, but he also opened African-Americans to be able to play football, basketball, and other sports. Baseball is a sport where you must have fun with the game. Baseball will always be remembered in America because it was so popular here.
Todays World Series consist of the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox, in which the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals four games to two. Baseball is Americas past time, some of the greatest players played in the past of baseball. What is Baseball? Baseball is a sport that is played between two teams and nine players on each team, baseball is a bat and ball game that last for nine innings. Baseball is played on a diamond shaped field that has four bases, (First Base), (Second Base), (Third Base), (Home Plate).
Baseball came of age in the 1920s when Babe Ruth who passed away in 1948 came into the spotlight and led the power house New York Yankees to several World Series titles. Ruth became a national hero because, his strength of his home runs. After that almost every team had great players. One person a lot of people had their eyes on was someone by the name of Jackie Robinson. The reason many people had their eyes on him was, because he was the first African-American player to play in the Major Leagues.
This extra detail is known as statistics. In the 19th century Henry Chadwick started keeping a statistical record of athlete’s achievements. According to Sounders “While covering a game between the Stars and the Excelsiors in South Brooklyn in 1859, Chadwick introduced what many baseball fans, datasticians and historians consider to be his greatest contribution to the game: the boxscore. Adapted from the scorecard used in cricket, the boxscore is a detailed record of the occurrences of the game, including such data as the names of all the players who particip... ... middle of paper ... .... In the book “Lewis chronicled the exploits of Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane, who has used statistical analysis to guide the Athletics to five playoff appearances in the last eight years, despite working with one of the smallest payrolls in Major League Baseball (Bendix, 2009)”.
“ For Americans, baseball was their game, a sport that had links to British games such as cricket and rounders but gad been adapted by colonists into their own.” Nemec, (6). The most common early version was called town ball. There were no foul lines or fixed positions, and infielders had to hit the baserunner with the ball to get him/her out. In 1845 a group of local Manhattan men led by Alexander Cartwright formed the New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club. This group was the first to lay out foul lines on the baseball diamond and rules like three strikes to a batter.
Three years later teams from Atlantic City, Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore were added to form the Eastern League. In 1937, the Negro American League joined the Eastern League to make up the two separate leagues of the Negro National League (Dixon and Hannigan 21). The Negro League was similar to the majors because they had an all-star game, league winners, a minor league structure, and a World Series. However, the conditions of players’ lives in the Negro League were very different than those from the white leagues. The players spent all day, every day to... ... middle of paper ... ...Negro Baseball League will always be remembered as the leading force in equal colored rights.
Joe DiMaggio is an All-American baseball player who was a great influence on the United States. Joe had a great life filled with marriages, kids, and a great baseball career. Joe DiMaggio had many successes and failures during his baseball career, making him very interesting in the eyes of the public. Joseph Paul DiMaggio, Jr. was born on November 25, 1914, in Martinez, California. Joe DiMaggio came to a ripe old age of 85 when he died on March 8, 1999, in Hollywood, Florida.
Baseball was based on the English game of rounders. Rounders becomes popular in the United States in the early 19th century, where the game was called "townball", "base", or "baseball". Cartwright formalized the modern rules of baseball. The first recorded baseball game in 1846 when Alexander Cartwright's Knickerbockers lost to the New York Baseball Club. The game was held at the Elysian Fields, in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The History of Baseball Deeply embedded in the folklore of American sports is the story of baseball's supposed invention by a young West Point cadet, Abner Doubleday, in the summer of 1839 at the village of Cooperstown, New York. Because of the numerous types of baseball, or rather games similar to it, the origin of the game has been disputed for decades by sports historians all over the world. In 1839, in Cooperstown, New York, Doubleday supposedly started the great game of baseball. Doubleday, also a famous Union general in the Civil War, was said to be the inventor of baseball by Abner Graves, an elderly miner from New York. In response to the question of where baseball first originated, major league owners summoned a committee in 1907.
Barry Bonds played in the Major League Baseball as an outfielder from 1986 to 2007. Bonds first played for the Pittsburgh Pirates before joining the San Francisco Giants in 1993. Bonds' accomplished many baseball milestones that has garnered him recognition as one of the greatest MLB players of all time. He holds a grand total of seven MVPs with four of them earned consecutively, eight Gold Glove and fourteen All-Start awards. Statistically, he has the all-time 762 MLB home run record, including 73 single-season record set in 2001.