Who bats first in a baseball game?
The lead off batter determined by the coach and annotated on the line up of the visiting team.
Depends on how you define as the "first baseball game." A 1791 ordinance in the town Pittsfield MA prohibited the playing of "baseball" within 80 yards of a town meeting hall, but there is no way of knowing the rules of that game. The first game using the "New York Rules" -- a game which eventually evolved into what is now what we call baseball -- was played in Hoboken NJ in 1845. The story…
The first game of baseball every played was just that, baseball. However, most research seems to point to the English sport of rounders as the basis for modern baseball. The very first recorded baseball game using modern rules took place in 1846 between the New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine.
The first baseball playoff to be called a "World Series" was the 1903 series between the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the first game, the starting pitchers were Deacon Phillipe and Cy Young. Since the Red Sox were the home team, and the visiting team bats first, Cy Young would have been the first person to throw a pitch in a game that would be considered part of a World Series.
If the term "baseball" is accepted to mean the game in a form recognizable as the game played today, the first baseball game was played in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1845. The game was basically an amateur one for twenty years or so when the Cincinati Red Stockings declared themselves the first openly professional team.The first professional league, the National Association, began play in May ( I believe)of 1871.