There are many traditions in my family that we take part in. Some are sports such as baseball, basketball and football. others are holiday traditions such as Christmas and the Fourth of July. Many people have traditions that have been passed down from their ancestors but some traditions are what they have created as a family. I have lots of each of these but a few that I have chosen are Christmas traditions like Christmas trees and stockings. Others are baseball or the fourth of July. We all have traditions we love doing and many we all share with each other.
First I will talk about baseball. Baseball is said to be the national pastime of America. Baseball dates back all the way to the 19th century some say it started in England with cricket and some say it comes from the Russian game “bat and ball”. “Bat and ball consisted of two teams (five to ten members) with a pitcher and batter. The ball would be thrown to the batter who would attempt to hit it with a short stick and then run to the opposite side and back before being hit by the ball (E. Miklich)”. the very first baseball game took place in 1846 with Alexander Cartwright's Knickerbockers and the New York baseball club. In 1869 the first Professional Baseball team was created. They were called the Cincinnati Red Stockings. In 1871 the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players was established as the first professional baseball league. In 1876 the Philadelphia Athletics lost to the Boston Reds. Considered by some to be the true “Father of Baseball,” “Doc” Adams was elected president of the first Baseball Convention in 1857. “Doc” Adams was also known to be the creator of the rules of baseball. In WW2 most professional baseball players had to go to war so t...
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