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The History OF BaseBall

There can be no debate that baseball is one of, if not the best game ever invented. This “national past time” the United States, whose influence has spread to many other nations and regions around the world, is a beautiful blend of sporting prowess and a complex strategy that has consistently drawn the players and more entertaining for fans 100 years. But one of the great debates involving baseball, a debate that has held for more than a century, has to do with the author of the game. There are many theories on this issue, some better than others, so in an effort to help bring this debate to an end, this article let’s take a closer look at some of the most common arguments that have arisen through the years, and use the best and most reliable information we can find, give a definitive answer to this question of old age, “Who invented baseball?”

Who Invented Baseball: From Myth to Reality

There have been several myths that have circulated about who invented baseball, and for many decades people just assumed it was Abner Doubleday. Nobody really knew where this story came from exactly, and although it appears that Mr. Doubleday was a major figure at the beginning of baseball, no facts to support the idea that he was indeed the author of the game. The simple fact is that baseball had already taken in the U.S. are perhaps the most popular game in its short history, and attributed the invention of Abner Doubleday game was convenient, to say it was as good as any.

Recent evidence, however, seems to show that Doubleday was not the inventor, but rather a man named Alexander Cartwright. It was during the early part of the 19 that Cartwright, a member of a group called The New York Knickerbockers, a select group of businessmen, decided to invent a game that helps to relieve him and his colleagues stress and limited in monotonous life of work per day and limited. The game, Cartwright said, is played with a bat and a ball-an idea borrowed from the games of Cricket and Rounders English-and the name he gives to his invention was City Ball.

Cartwright and the Knickerbockers established the rules of the City Ball (rules that are summarized below) and the game quickly became popular and began to spread. Most baseball historians believe that City Ball, a game with rules and strategy as similar to modern baseball are hard to ignore that later became the game we know and love today. Some of the rules for the City of ball including:

• Nine players from each side

• A distance of 90 feet between the two bases

• Three strikes at one end

• Three outputs to an input

• An out is recorded when the ball was sent in a single bounce

• And more …

Although there were many aspects of the City of balls that were different to modern baseball, including the pitcher was required to throw underhand, it is difficult for the discussion of City Ball, a cousin of English Cricket and Rounders, was not the direct antecedent baseball. However, despite this evidence, apparently dressed in iron, the debate lasted for over 100 years. Finally, in 1956, the U.S. Congress in an attempt to end this debate once and for all, said Alexander Cartwright as the official inventor of the game of baseball. Even now, however, some do not accept this theory, baseball historians and many of which still stand firm that Abner Doubleday deserves that distinction.