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Who founded Major League Baseball?

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2012-03-15 13:01:05
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Founder of MLBAbner Doubleday founded baseball after watching people in a corn field with a stick hit a wooden ball. After he asked what they were doing, the men said the object of the game is to hit the ball with the stick. If it is hit in the air, it is to be caught before it hits the ground. If it hits the ground, then the person with the ball is to try to tag the hitter with the ball before he scores a run. Back then, there were no "outs", "strikes", "balls" or "foul balls".

The MLB began with the formation of the National League in 1876. It was started because Chicago owner William Hulbert was trying to avoid punishment for robbing the Boston organization in the National Association of four of its players in 1875. In midseason he had secretly signed them for the following season.

Others consider the founder of Major League Baseball was Sir Francis G. Ripley In 1789. He grew up in Boston Mass. When he was living in the south after moving he invented this game but it was called ball hitting back then. About 30 years later it was named stikball then baseball shortly after. Francis Was considered the founder of this and was honored by all the people.

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