A Look At Baseball’s History

Many people today still do not know where baseball originates from, so lets take a brief look at baseball’s history.

Although it is difficult to pinpoint an exact birthday birth place for baseball, we can trace it back to the most logical of places…England.

Games involving a bat, a ball and bases have been around for many hundreds of years, in many parts of the world. It is this reason that brings uncertainty to baseball’s one true origin.

The modern game of baseball is in fact a direct sibling of the English game of rounders. Rounders has been played in England for hundreds of years, and it is thought that the English brought the game over to the United States, where it later evolved into the sport we now know as baseball.

There are many similarities between the two sports, the most obvious being that both sports have the same basic structure. Both involve having manned bases, with the object of the game to throw the ball, hit the ball and then run in order to score points.

Since it was brought over to the United States, the game known as rounders in England was known as Town Ball in the United States. It wasn’t until Alexander Cartwright came along and recreated the sport of Town Ball, giving birth to the game of Base Ball.

Base Ball is the first “rough” version of the sport of baseball that we now play. The rules that Alexander Cartwright drew up back in 1845 played an extremely important part in the creation of the modern sport of baseball and thus he is known as the inventor of modern baseball.

Little has changed in baseball’s history since then, except for a few rules and regulations as time progressed. What the future holds for baseball…we don’t know. But what we do know is that baseball has evolved to be one of the most beloved sports in American history…baseball’s history can’t get better than that!… The future looks bright.

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