Who invented baseball?
Touching Base The answer as to who invented baseball wages a great debate. Was it Rounders? Abner Doubleday? Alexander Cartwright?
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Nobody knows for sure but we think it was Abner Doubleday in the 1800s who formulated the rules of the game as mostly used today..
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- The English invented baseball (see Baseball Before We Knew It, by David Block)
- Baseball was invented in England.
"The game of Rounders has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a small hard leather cased ball with a round wooden or metal bat and then running around 4 bases in order to score" (see related link)
- The British invented baseball ("rounders" is the other name for it). As inactive children in England needed some mild exercise, the game was created as a result. In Commonwealth nations, it's played by many kids up to age 11. Historically, it is a that was intended for children. It is very popular as a girl's game, with organized nationwide Leagues in the UK.
- The earliest-known reference to baseball from England is in a 1744 publication, A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, by John Newbery. It contains a woodcut illustration of boys playing "baseball" (showing a similar set-up to the modern game) and a rhymed description of the game.
- Also, a British letter (dating from 1748) by Lady Hervey describes how the then-Prince of Wales diverted his time playing baseball. The English author Jane Austen specifically mentions the game of baseball in her novel, Northanger Abbey (1798), being played by the young protagonist, Catherine Moreland.
- 1744 in England is the first-known specific reference to baseball. The reason it never became professional in England is because the game was invented for children; it was never intended to be for adults. Hence, it is commonly played in the UK up the age of 11 (which is the age when primary school ends). It is immensely popular with girls. In a Jane Austen book from 1798, the main girl in the book plays baseball.
- The English lawyer William Bray recorded a game of baseball on Easter Monday 1755 in Guildford, Surrey, England; Bray's diary was verified as authentic in September 2008.
- By 1796, the rules of the English game were well enough established to earn a mention in German scholar Johann Gutmut's book on popular pastimes. It described "Englische Base-ball" involving a contest between two teams, in which "the batter has three attempts to hit the ball while at the home plate"; only one out was required to retire a side. These rules predate any from America by over 50 years.
- Rounders = baseball. Essentially baseball is "rounders" renamed. Go to the UK (or any of the former British colonies throughout the commonwealth) and rounders is a major pastime for pre-teens... mainly girls, though.
- Abner Doubleday invented baseball sometime in the late 1800s. I learned this when I went to Cooperstown, New York - where it is said the game was invented - and where the Baseball Hall of Fame is. There is also a field there in honor of Abner Doubleday.
- Baseball comes directly from rounders that the British invented for small children - pitch, bat and run around 4 bases (yes, 4). It is still very popular today among kids up to 10 years old. Girls even have baseball leagues.
- Actually, the claim that Abner Doubleday invented baseball is a myth. The game developed from a British game called "rounders," which inactive small children were encouraged to take up. A variation of rounders in America, called "town ball," was played until 1845, when Alexander Cartwright of Hoboken, N.J., started creating a variation of town ball with different rules. This is what came to be known as baseball. Cartwright formed the first baseball team - the New York Knickerbockers - who had to play their first game against a cricket team. There were Boston and New York variations of baseball for a time, but the New York version won out.
- I believe that, indeed, Alexander Cartwright invented baseball.
- I was on the BBC sport site and someone from Canada claims that baseball was invented there or by a Canadian. They often take credit for inventing basketball because James Naismith was a Canadian. But has anybody heard of this claim before?
- I don't know the name of the guys in England who invented rounders - but whoever they are, that's the answer. Any names after the English are only those who copied or renamed; the game is the same as rounders.
- The real person who invented baseball goes by the name of Alexander Cartwright. He invented the game and wrote a set of rules for it in 1845.
- The origins of baseball actually came from Egypt, when pharaohs and people played games consisting of balls and bats? From Egypt, the game traveled to England and was finally brought to America, where rules for the game were written and the name of "baseball" was decided upon.
- Swinging a stick at a ball is ancient. But the first formalized rules come from the game of rounders in the UK, where bases, pitcher, batter, etc. were used. The answer, therefore, is rounders.
- Baseball was, in fact, derived from Egypt, where it was called stick ball.
- Rounders... period. In England, kids play up to the equivalent of the US 5th grade.
- Baseball was invented in 1845 by Alexander Cartwright. He and his friends started a baseball team called the Knickerbockers. In a game that took place in New Jersey on June 19, 1846, they played against a team called the New York Nines, who won the game 23-1! Although the Egyptians may have played something similar to baseball, it was Cartwright who made the actual baseball rules and the game.
- Yes, Alexander Cartwright invented it in 1845!
- The difference between Boston-style baseball and NYC-style is that the latter is what is played these days. Boston-style baseball had the plate and batters box halfway between 1st and 4th (what we would call "home"). The main difference is that, if you hit the ball, you only had to run 45 feet to first base, I think it was.
- A special Commission of 1907 concluded that baseball had been "invented" by the Civil War hero Abner Doubleday (1819-1893), in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. But it was actually Alexander Joy Cartwright (1820-1892) of New York who established the modern baseball field (1845). In Cartwright's rules of play, however, plugging was allowed; a ball fielded on one bounce was an out; pitching was underhand; and the game was won by the first team to score 21 "aces" (runs), in however many innings that took.
- I am pretty sure baseball was started by the Indians, back in the day.
- It comes from the British game rounders, I've read. A teacher from Florida lived in London and coached a girl's rounders team - the British form of baseball. Also my cousins played it in England, until about the 5th grade.
- Abner Doubleday invented baseball.
- Nobody knows, but for sure it was not Doubleday. It evolved. It was not created in a grand gesture. It was the evolution from several English games, including rounders. Many communities throughout America adapted their own version of the game. What we know today came from the New York version.
- Doubleday did invent it. There is proof in Cooperstown, New York.
- Rounders is baseball... and I know the British invented it. The British called it both baseball and rounders, either name was acceptable.
- I wish there were a time machine so we could go ask it.
- Alexander Cartwright in 1845 wrote and invented the formal and official rules of baseball which are still used to this day. As for the claim of England inventing baseball, that is preposterous. Rounders has a completely different set of rules contrary to anything which baseball uses. They are related cousins of a bat and ball game... they are not the same.
- Alexander Cartwright, without any doubt, established the rules. Therefore he deserves the credit.
- Obviously the British invented baseball, aka rounders.
- Granted that baseball has an ancestry that includes earlier games such as rounders, modern baseball was "invented" by a group of young business professionals in New York City who called themselves the "Knickerbockers".
- In 1845, a 4-man committee was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws, which included the rules of the game as played by the Knickerbockers. Dr. Daniel L. Adams was the president of the team and of the committee, and Alexander J. Cartwright was secretary. Since the rules developed by the Adams committee were written by Cartwright in his role as secretary, some people mistakenly assume that he was the author of the "Knickerbocker" rules. Cartwright left NYC, but Dr. Daniel L. Adams continued to be a driving force in the continued development of modern baseball as long-time president of the Knicks and later as president of the Rules Committee of the National Association of Ball Players. In 1857, Doc Adams introduced the 9-inning game, the 9-man team, the shortstop position, the 30-yard baselines and the 15-yard pitching mound. At that time, a hitter was out if the ball was caught after the first bounce, and it was Doc Adams who lobbied for years for the "fly catch" rule until it was finally adopted. Doc Adams even began the standardization of the modern baseball and bat, searching out leather workers and woodworkers who could turn his ideas into reality. You can argue all you want about ancient Egyptians and British schoolchildren and the preposterous Abner Doubleday promotional gimmick and Alexander Cartwright's committee notes, but we should seriously consider the possibility that Dr. Daniel L. Adams was a major force in its "invention."
- Popular legend says that Abner Doubleday invented baseball on a cow pasture in Cooperstown, New York some time in 1839, but it's just a rumor. A century later, the National Baseball Hall of Fame was founded not far from the supposed location.
- Baseball is believed to have evolved from the game rounders, and shares its origins with cricket (though it has been disputed in recent years). No one "invented" baseball, it just evolved until it turned to what it is today.
Nobody knows for sure but we think it was Abner Doubleday in the 1800s who formulated the rules of the game as mostly used today..
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The British invented it. Verified Source of Origin.... "The game of Rounders has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a small ha…rd leather cased ball with a round wooden or metal bat and then running around 4 bases in order to score" The reason British invented baseball (Rounders the other name for it)... was inactive children in England at the time needed some mild exercise so the game was created as a result, historically its been a childrens game for who it was intended. In Commonwealth nations its played by many kids up to age 11.. while its very popular as a girls game with UK having organised nationwide Leagues. (MORE)
Earliest known reference of Baseball from England is in a 1744publication, A Little Pretty Pocket-Book by John Newbery. Itcontains a wood-cut illustration of boys playing "baseball"(showing a similar set-up to the modern game) and a rhymeddescription of the game. Also, a British letter dating from 1…748 byLady Hervey describes how the then Prince of Wales diverted histime playing baseball. The English author Jane Austen specificallymentions the game of baseball in her novel, Northanger Abbey, beingplayed by the protagonist, Catherine Moreland. The English lawyer William Bray recorded a game of baseball onEaster Monday 1755 in Guidlford, Surrey, England; Bray's diary wasverified authentic in September 2008. By 1796 the rules of the English game were well enough establishedto earn a mention in German scholar Johann Gutmuts book on popularpastimes, that described " Englische Base-ball " involving acontest between two teams, in which "the batter has three attemptsto hit the ball while at the home plate"; only one out was requiredto retire a side. These rules pre-date any American by over 50years. The first recorded baseball contest took place in1846. Cartwright's Knickerbockers lost to the New York BaseballClub in a game at the Elysian Fields, in Hoboken, New Jersey. The first openly professional team suited up in 1869 but men werebeing paid under the table or by other methods long before that.The first successful professional league, National Association,began in 1871. The first widely recognized major league was theNational League in 1876. (MORE)
The British invented it. The game of Rounders has been played inEngland since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball.It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting asmall hard leather cased ball with a round …wooden or metal bat andthen running around 4 bases in order to score. It was used forinactive children in England who needed some mild exercise. InCommonwealth nations it was played by many kids up to age 11, whileits very popular as a girls game with UK having organisednationwide Leagues. In 1748, the family of Frederick, Prince ofWales, played in a baseball-like game. English lawyer William Brayrecorded a game of baseball on Easter Monday 1755 in Guidlford,Surrey in his diary; the diary was verified as authentic inSeptember 2008. By 1796 the rules of the English game were wellenough established to earn a mention in the German scholars, JohannGutmuts book on popular pastimes, that described " EnglischeBase-ball " involving a contest between two teams, in which "thebatter has three attempts to hit the ball while at the home plate";only one out was required to retire a side . (MORE)
Doug Allison & a local saddle maker The first recorded instance of any player using a baseball glove dates to the season of 1869, when Cincinnati Red Stockings catcher Doug Allison first experimented with the idea by having a glove made for him by a local saddle maker. At that time, however, it… was considered "unmanly" for players to seek protection for one's hands and the use of a glove was considered a sign of weakness. In 1875 Charles Waite of the St. Louis Brown Stockings became the first fielder to wear a fingerless glove. Unfortunately for him, he was the subject of intense ridicule by not only the opposing players and fans, but by his own teammates as well. Obviously, the timing was not right for the widespread acceptance of baseball gloves. It would take a few more years, along with a significant rule change, before the use of gloves became accepted. In the 1880s a rule was passed that made even the most "manly" of players consider using gloves: pitchers were now allowed to throw overhand. With the speed of pitches now greatly increased, balls were being thrown with alarming force to catchers, and struck with much greater force by batters. Valor quickly gave way to discretion. That decade witnessed players adopting the use of a tight fingerless glove for use in the field. Catchers normally wore a pair of gloves on their hands during that era, as they were clearly in the most vulnerable position with regard to hand injuries. The fingerless glove would be worn on the throwing hand. The adoption of the baseball glove by baseball star Albert Spalding when he began playing first base influenced more infielders to begin using gloves. In 1871 , Spalding joined the Boston Red Stockings (precursor club to the modern Atlanta Braves) and was highly successful; winning 205 games (and losing only 53) as a pitcher and batting .323 as a hitter. After the NA folded, he joined the Chicago White Stockings of the newly formed National League in 1876, winning 47 games as the club captured the league's inaugural pennant. Spalding retired from baseball two years later. Retired from the game, he and his brother opened a sporting goods store in Chicago, obtaining the rights to produce the official National League ball. Alfred James Reach one of the early stars of baseball in the National Association. Similar to Al Spalding, Reach formed a sporting goods company and earned millions. In fact, he sold his company to Spalding in 1889. Reach sporting goods was one of the first Manufacturers of Baseball gloves. George A. Rawlings , invented improvements in the baseball glove. In an application, patented on September 8, 1885 Rawlings proposed the use of padding in the fingers, thumb, and the palm of the gloves for the "prevention of the bruising of the hands when catching the ball." The felt/rubber combination in the padding provided for increased flexibility and thus improved protection from bruising. (I will include a picture of the patent below) George and Alfred Rawlings opened a retail sporting goods store in 1887. Below I will leave a link to a Vintage Baseball Glove Dating Guide. (MORE)
We don't know. It is believed that Abner Doubleday inventedbaseball in 1839, but there have been earlier sources that refer to"playing ball" as early as 1786.
He didnt nor did he ever claim to. The British invented Baseball. "The game of Rounders has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitti…ng a small hard leather cased ball with a round wooden or metal bat and then running around 4 bases in order to score" Source: http://www.nra-rounders.co.UK/dyncat.cfm?catid=17177 The British invented baseball (aka Rounders)... as inactive children at that period needed some mild exercise so the game was created as result. In Commonwealth nations its played by many kids up to age 11.. while its very popular among girls with UK having organised Leagues nationwide. Baseball/Rounders the British invented for as an activity for unfit small kids, pitch, bat and run around 4 bases. 200 + years later its still very popular today among British kids up to 5th Grade (that's primary 7 in UK).. girls have formalised competitions. Reference here... Baseball comes from Britain.... http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbaseball.htm ** People ask with the Spalding guide of America in 1887 naming it "World championship Series" attempting to entice other nations namely "Australia and Great Britain" to play it... why they havent, a major reason for this is the British had invented it for children.. so while you don't see adults from UK playing it, its VERY popular among kids up to 5th grade..notably girls. (MORE)
Various previous sports and games led to the creation of modern baseball. Credit for its invention is claimed by a number of sources. Modern Baseball Baseball was brought to the United States by British and Irish immigrants in the late 1700's, but the first team to play baseball under modern r…ules were the New York Knickerbockers in 1845. It was adopted as a national pastime during the last half of the 19th century. Earlier Inspirations . The English game of Rounders. Rounders has been played since the Tudor times, and was invented for children who needed mild exercise. It involved hitting a ball and running four bases. . Baseball also has similarities to English Cricket. . The Romanian game Oina, which originated during the 1300s and was originally played by shepherds. Oina used more players and a longer bat, but has very similar rules to baseball. His torical References to baseball as a game . 1755, Guildford, Surrey, England: Lawyer William Bray recorded a game of baseball played on Easter Monday of this year in his dairy. . 1796, Germany: Scholar Johann Gutmuts mentioned "Englische Base-ball" in a book about popular past times. He described that "the batter has 3 attempts to hit the ball while at home plate", which sounds very much like modern baseball. (MORE)
Answer . Good evening,\nBest info I could find was that baseball gloves arrived on the scene in or around 1875. Gloves were first made for catchers, but other players came around to idea of having a little hand protection as well. When I say "a little hand protection", I mean just a little, as t…he earliest examples of gloves looked much like a fingerless leather work glove, such as what might have been used by railroad workers and such, imagine an early version of a fingerless weightlifting glove, and that's much what they looked like. Oddly enough, though the acceptance of hand protection was slowly catching on, it didn't catch on very quickly, as some players thought those who used the gloves were soft or somehow sissified (at least until the day came when they had to make a barehanded catch of an especially hard hit ball I'd bet). It wasn't until the early 1900's that gloves got the fingers back, but the design was clumsy and said to resemble an oven mitt. By the 1920's the lace appeared on gloves, stitched in between the thumb and index finger, pocketed gloves such as what we're accustomed to seeing today, didn't appear until the late 1940's or 1950's. Modern technology rules the game today, with many variations available on those old ideas of necessity as they evolved over time.\n. \nThanks for the good question, it was fun having a chance to take a look around for answers, and for me to have a chance to learn some good new info too, about the game of baseball which I love so much.\n. \nIf you'd like to read the sources where I got the information directly, here's the links (some have pictures to show you what I was trying to describe).\n. \nhttp://www.brownielocks.com/baseball.html\n. \nhttp://ezinearticles.com/?A-Brief-History-of-the-Baseball-Glove&id=60265\n. \nhttp://www.akademapro.com/hobokengloves.html\n. \nhttp://www.citysports.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=1929011&cp=711636.\n. \nThose shop sites that carry reproduction vintage model baseball gloves were added just so you'd have a few examples, and could see which baseball greats of yesteryear used which particular models. I have no affiliation with those shop sites, nor can I vouch for their manner of doing business. Thought I'd mention that so people don't think I'm spamming or somethin'.\n. \n. \nHope this helps,\nHave a good day,\nand best wishes to you if you're still lucky enough to be able to get out there and play baseball from time to time, oh how I sure miss those days.\n. \nAll the best,\nGC. Answer . Click on the 'History of the Baseball Glove' link on this page to read a brief history. (MORE)
The word Fungo has several etymologies: may be derived from the word Fungus as they are stale and used for practice, not actual play, related, could be some sort of paradigim thing: One Goes, two Goes, Three Goes- Fun Goes! while tossing the ball.sort of a blend word Fun- plus Goes. a Fungo stick is… thinner than an ordinary baseball bat. Those are the etymologies of Fungo, I do not know who invented it, seems they used second-line bats for instructional purposes which makes sense like the reserves using second-line ( but perrfectly serviceable) weapons in the Armed Forces.l hand=me-downs. as it were. (MORE)
The first regulations on baseball bats came about in 1859, thisrule was that a bat couldn't be larger than 2.5 inches in diameter.Later in 1869 the bat could be no longer than 42 inches. The mostfamous baseball bats in history were brought about in 1884. TheLouisville Slugger was made by John Hiller…ich in his woodworkingshop. (MORE)
History has not recorded who invented the bat. The bat has been needed for the game since its invention and early bats were made by private woodworkers.
No, but Abner Doubleday who invented baseball's rules was stationed there as a union officer.
The official explanation is that Gen. Abner Doubleday invented Baseball in Cooperstown, NY. In reality, this is a complete myth. Doubleday likely never played Baseball in his life. However, he was a very popular figure and war hero, and adding his name helped lend respectability to the game. Bas…eball actually has no inventor and no single point of origin. Bat and ball games were played for many years in Europe and The Americas in the 18th century. The first recorded mention of the word "Baseball" comes from the 1744 "A Pretty Little Pocket Book," where it mentioned a bat and ball game. However, this game has very little to do with actual baseball. Local areas in America began to develop different bat and ball games throughout the years and sometimes would get together into regional tournaments. There was little standardization in the rules and the games often resembled modern Baseball very little. This all changed during The Civil War when young men from all around the country began to come together and socialize. Different Baseball concepts were shared and the game began to take on a more standardized feel as inter-regiment tournaments began. Al Spalding would market the first baseball kits, which included standardized rules and the basic equipment needed for the 19th century game. The modern rules were formalized in 1901 when the second major league (The American League) formed, and have undergone very little change since. (MORE)
Baseball as we know it today was not invented at any one time or by any one person. It evolved from he English game of rounders and the American game of town ball. Shane Foster, in 1845, was the first to WRITE DOWN many rules that are common today.
The Fantasy Jungle was one of the first companies to offer online fantasy baseball games that pay cash as prizes, they also have info and several other sports they offer in but are one of the first i have seen. http://www.fantasyjungle.com
Neither. If you want to assign the invention of baseball to a country, rather than to an individual person, the clear answer is the United States.. As for the individual inventor, Abner Doubleday is historically given credit for inventing baseball. However, recent research reveals that Alexander Ca…rtwright is more worthy of being called the inventor. But note that the only reason Cartwright is given credit is that he was the first to actually write down the rules. The game was being played years before Cartwright wrote down those rules (and of course, because the rules weren't written before Cartwright, there was quite a bit of variation in how the game was played.. In fact, even Cartwright's rules make for a very different game than what is played today. Some would argue (myself included) that it is pointless to assign a single "inventor" to the game of baseball. First you would have to define exactly what you are referring to as "baseball". Is it the rules that exist now? If so, then the MLB "invents" baseball every year when it adds a new rule. Or maybe you want to go back to the first time baseball was "essentially the same" as it is now. But that involves subjective judgement, and yours might not be the same as mine. You might say that baseball, "as we know it", began with the establishment of the infield fly rule. Someone else might say it began when the pitcher's mound was elevated, or the rubber moved to 60.5 ft. Who's right? Who's wrong? Who knows?. But the "change" that made baseball what it is today wasn't necessarily a rules change. Maybe it was the invention of the curve ball. Undoubtedly, hitters had much better averages before the curve ball, and games were more high-scoring. Or maybe it was when players started living healthy lifestyles, as opposed to that of Babe Ruth. Maybe it was the first player with a million-dollar salary. Maybe it was the beginning of steroid use. Maybe it was when the home run became something that happened in just about every game, rather than a rare event. Maybe it was the increased role of the relief pitcher. Maybe it was the invention of the padded leather glove. Maybe it was pine tar. Maybe it was when they started letting African Americans play. Maybe it was when they started letting Latinos play. Maybe it was when baseball was first shown on television. None of these changes had anything to do with the rules, but all of them, in some respect, changed the essential nature of the game. Which one of them made baseball "what it is today"? Again, any answer you might give is subjective.. So I say, quite worrying about who invented baseball. Just enjoy it. (MORE)
It was invented so that when playing baseball the players could hit the baseball with something to score runs.
Abner Doubleday was one, but he was incorrectly credited for inventing baseball. And Alexander Cartwright developed baseball.
Galerija-Prikaz did not invent baseball. Baseball is derived fromthe English game stoolball which originated in the 14th century.
The modern diamond was originally laid out by engineer Alexander Cartwright of the New York Knickerbockers in 1847, whose rules incorporated foul territory, a diamond-shaped layout, and 90 feet between the bases.
There are many theories to how baseball started. One is that Abner Doubleday, a general invented it. However, this myth has been scorned and falsed by many historians.
The only rules used at the beginning of baseball were roughly these: . there are two teams, . an object is thrown towards the "batter", . the batter hits it with something, . the batter runs to different bases, . the team not batting tries to tag the batter with the ball, . the batter tries no…t to get tagged, and to get past all bases before going to "home" base. From there, rules about who was in a team, what could be used to throw and to hit with, how many bases and how far apart they are, how many times you got to try and hit the object, how many times you were allowed to get tagged or out, etc. were all added by later groups at different times. (MORE)
Some people claim that the baseball glove was first invented inCanada. However, there has been an American patent for a baseballglove since 12345456
He was officially declared the inventor of the modern game of baseball by the United States Congress on June 3, 1953. This political resolution is based on the (heavily disputed) idea that Cartwright, in 1845, was the first to have certain rules, now standard for the game, written down. Even if t…hese assertions are true, it is not clear if he invented them or simply wrote them down. (MORE)
Tobacco and Candy Companies . It all began with the images of baseball players on cards sold with tobacco products in the 1880's. Some of the earliest Tobacco companies from the 1900's included Old Mill Cigarettes, Turkey Red Cigarettes, Piedmont, Cycle, and Sweet Caporal. Candy companies soon… got into the act, names such as The American Caramel co., Zeenuts, and lets not forget Cracker Jack. The Goudey Gum co. produced cards from 1933 to 1941 and by this time the baseball card industry took on a life of its own with the increasing popularity of the cards as collectibles. The modern day Cards issued by companies like Bowman, and Topps Took baseball cards to the next level. Bowman, a well-known card manufacturer that began production in 1948 with baseball, football, and basketball cards. Their basketball production was halted that same year, while baseball and football cards were produced through 1955. The following year, Topps purchased the company and ended their rivalry in the sports card market Starting as the Topps gum company in 1938, the Brooklyn, NY based, Topps Gum was eventually replaced by Bazooka Bubble Gum in 1947 and is now one of America's most recognized products. Topps added trading cards in 1950 to try and enhance gum sales. That year, Hopalong Cassidy and Frank Buck "Bring 'em Back Alive" cards were issued. The following year the first baseball cards were published (Red Backs, and Blue Backs game cards.) In 1952 the First set was issued with the famed Mickey Mantle Rookie Card, and a Stick of Gum! In 1989, Topps once again began production of cards with the Bowman name. Cards with this brand name are prominent in the modern sports card market. Topps still dominates the market, with Topps Chrome, Topps Finest, and Bowman Chrome issues.. (MORE)
Charles Hinton, a mathematics teacher, designed a gunpowder-poweredbaseball pitching machine in 1897. It was first used in PrincetonUniversity for the school's baseball team batting practice.
So that when a 94 MPH fastball comes up and in on a batter, he is not killed or severely injured by it. It is completely for safety.
As i heard . I think it was Chuck tailor From the Famouse brand Converse.
\nIt was invented in the 1800's, and during the Civil War the Union soldiers played it while resting before traveling to their battle sites. IDK who invented i though..... sorry.
Thought it was once believed that Abner Doubleday invented baseball, that theory has been all but dismissed. It is more likely that baseball formed as a variation of cricket and other bat-and-ball sports.
to keep the the sun out of the players face so that they can focus
In reality, baseball evolved out of several different "bat and ball" games such as English Rounders, Cricket, and American Town Ball that had been around for centuries. But there is one man who deserves the credit for establishing the fundamental rules of the sport and for organizing the first base…ball game . He is Alexander Cartwright.. Cartwright was a member of the New York Knickerbockers, a club of young businessmen who regularly played Town Ball to escape the confines of their office lives and get some exercise after work. In 1845, Cartwright and a committee from his club drew up clear rules designed to convert Town Ball into a more elaborate sport. He called it Base Ball.. Cartwright actually wrote down his rules for Base Ball, and many of them are still fundamental parts of the game, including the concepts of: (1) fair and foul territory; (2) three strikes per out; (3) three outs per inning; (4) nine players per side; and (5) ninety feet between bases. He also outlawed the Town Ball practice of "soaking a runner," which allowed a defender to hit a runner with the ball to get him out. Given the speed of a Roger Clemens fastball, that particular change was very good for today's players.. The first baseball game played under these new rules took place on June 19, 1846 between Cartwright's Knickerbockers and another squad known as the New York Nine. The teams reviewed the Cartwright Rules before the game, and then began the competition. One difference between the First Baseball Game and the current game is that the teams played until one squad reached 21 runs. There were innings, but they were not limited to nine. The New York Nine slaughtered Cartwright's Knickerbockers 21-1.. Cartwright eventually moved to California in 1849 to chase the gold rush. On his journey across the country, he introduced baseball to every town he stayed along the way. He later moved to Hawaii and set up formal baseball leagues, which have been credited as the direct precursors of the Major Leagues.. In 1953, Congress officially recognized Cartwright as the inventor of modern baseball. Some baseball scholars now challenge this assertion, but to date, there is no proof of an earlier baseball game or an earlier delineation of the formal rules of the game. Unless and until such evidence is unearthed, it should be accepted that Alexander Cartwright invented baseball. . Read more: "Who Invented Baseball? Alexander Cartwright Invented Baseball and Played in the First Game." - http://baseball.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_first_baseball_game_a_primer#ixzz0Chg9alkG&A . (MORE)
Generally thought to be Pete Palmer with John Thorn in The Hidden Game of Baseball (1984)
There are many myths surrounding the origins of baseball. Many people believe that a young West Point Cadet named Abner Doubleday invented baseball one day in 1839 while in Cooperstown, New York. That is definitely not true. The Doubleday Myth was first created by a panel of "baseball experts" appoi…nted to determine the origins of the game.The Commission based its conclusions on the testimony of one Abner Graves. History proved that Graves may not have been the most credible witness, however. Just a year later, Mr. Graves shot his wife, was declared criminally insane, and spent the rest of his life in a mental institution. Furthermore, when Doubleday died, he left behind thousands of personal letters. None of them mentioned baseball. It's hard to believe that if the man invented the game, he wouldn't have mentioned it at some point during his lifetime. It is now agreed that Abner Doubleday didn't invent baseball. In reality, baseball evolved out of several different "bat and ball" games such as English Rounders, Cricket, and American Town Ball that had been around for centuries. But there is one man who deserves the credit for establishing the fundamental rules of the sport and for organizing the first baseball game. He is Alexander Cartwright. (MORE)
Baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in the 1860's. Civil war troops played a form of baseball between battles. So, I would imagine it just spread into NY with the men who returned from the war.
New York. In 1860, the Brooklyn Excelsiors wore a cap that becamepopular as a "Brooklyn style" cap, which eventually evolved intothe modern baseball cap.
The aluminum bat was invented by William Shroyer. He received hispatent for the bat in 1924. However, they did not become popularwith youth and college players until the 1970s.
Hockey was technically invented first, because 4000 year old carvings in Egypt already depicted people hitting a projectile with sticks. Hope this helps!
The first baseball playoff between rival leagues was in 1884,between the National League Providence Grays and the AmericanAssociation New York Metropolitans. It came about when the managerof the latter, Jim Multrie, challenged the former to a playoff todetermine the "true" baseball champion. Provide…nce easily won threestraight games. The champions of the two leagues continued to play a haphazard,fairly disorganized post-season series until the AmericanAssociation disappeared. In 1903, the owner of the NL champion Pirates, Barney Dreyfuss,suggested a similar playoff between his team and the AL champion inBoston. This is generally considered the first "real" World Series,although it was an agreement between two teams instead of twoleagues. There was no repeat of this series in 1904, because the NLchampion NY Giants refused to play one. A permanent agreement for a post-season championship between thetwo leagues was reached in 1905, governed by baseball's NationalCommission. Many of the rules for this were at the insistence ofGiants owner John Brush. So take your pick. (MORE)
Yes and No Baseball originated from the game rounders which came from Europe. But America tweaked the game to what it is now
some people argue who invented baseball but what we do know is that baseball was probably invented by kids who were just bored and if you think that is dumb think of the last time you played a game where you just made of the top of your
There is a myth that says that Abner Doubleday, former Civil War general, laid out the rules of baseball with a stick in the mud at Cooperstown, New York (where the hall of fame is) In reality, Alexander Cartwright invented the game in Manhattan working as a volunteer fireman, in a game at first cal…led "town ball." Alex and Co. later elaborated the rules to make it a much more interesting game. The game of town ball was thought to be originated in Manhattan at his fire station at 47th Avenue and 27th Streets. The first recorded game was played on June 19th, 1846, where the New York Knickerbockers (Alexander's team) were mauled by the New York Nine, 23-1. (MORE)
Sam and Sean from England lancashire in 1654 that was when camels had wings and America sucked balls
Baseball was derived from any of a number of English schoolyard games (rounders, cricket, etc.), and it is unknown when where or how baseball was invented.
While noone knows who, when or where baseball was invented, it is certain it was created for recreation.
there is some debate there it developed from a couple of games one is an English game called rounders. however it is said that baseball officially began when Alexander Cartwright and members of the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club came up with the rules in 1845. however the first recorded base…ball game was in 1846 which Cartwrights team lost 20-1. Also it could be considered in 1858 when the first league was started (MORE)
neither Abner Doubleday did in 1839 people dont belive so but it has been proven. there is less evidence that Cartwright invented it much much much less there is 0 evidence Wrigley did. -allstarmemorabilia.webs.com
The story that a Abner Doubleday invented baseball in 1839 is easily proven to be complete hokum, and based ENTIRELY on the "recollections" of a person who died in an insane asylum. That person would have been five years old in 1839, when Doubleday was a first-year student at West Point Academy. The…re is no evidence that Doubleday left West Point that year, and getting leave to do so was almost impossible for a freshman at that time. In 1791, the game of "baseball" was explicitly forbidden to be played within eighty yards of the city hall of Pittsfield. How that outlawed game compared to our present game is impossible to know. The first WRITTEN rules of a game, in which batters are out by being tagged with a ball (instead of being hit by a thrown ball, a basic rule of town ball), was done in 1845. These were called the "New York Rules." In 1857, a convention of teams playing these rules decided to make the game nine innings long, and a year later they added an umpire to rule that a batter would get three "warnings" about not swinging at a hittable ball. Within a decade or so, most teams were playing a game that could be recognized as the game today. (MORE)
they were invented to make the game safer.people were getting hurt when there was not any rules.it was very smart to ivent rules
There is a city in Upstate New York that claims the game wasinvented there. This claim is easily shown to be complete hokum. In 1792, the township of Pittsfield, MA passed a law making itillegal to play baseball near the town hall. It is impossible toknow how the game made illegal compares to the m…odern game. The only correct answer is that baseball, as we know it today, wasnot invented anywhere, in the sense that we can say, "Before thisevent, baseball did not exist; after this event, it did." Rather,this sport evolved in the mid-1800s from games like rounders andtown ball. Several teams played various versions of these sports atthat time, but none would be considered what we call "baseball"today. In 1845, Alexander Cartwright, in New York City, was the first toWRITE DOWN a set of rules (ie, we have no idea if he invented them,or just wrote down what others had come up with) of a game called"Knickerbocker Rules." These were first WRITTEN rules to havefeatures we now consider standard (foul balls, three strikes makean out). This game evolved till, by the 1880s, a game we wouldrecognize as "baseball" was being played by teams around thecountry. So the BEST answer to your question would be, "New York City." (MORE)