Send It has been said that baseball is the all-American pastime and there is a reason for this.
I think there are only three things America will be known for 2, years from now when they study this civilization: Gerald Early —, American Author Baseball History oday a multi-billion dollar industry, Baseball has come a long way from its crude and humble beginnings in the fields of 19th century America.
More than a game, Baseball remains an inseparable part of the American heritage and an intrinsic part of our national psyche. For many of us, notions of team, fair play, and athletic excellence first occurred on a red clay diamond cut from a grassy field.
Referred to as "America's Pastime" sinceBaseball today is played by men and women of all ages and skill levels all around the world. Despite its recurrent scandals and woes, Baseball remains synonymous with the best that America has to offer.
The Beginning Contrary to popular belief, Baseball was not invented by a single individual, but evolved from various European "bat and ball" games. Russia had a version of Baseball called Lapta, which dates back to the fourteenth century.
It consisted of two teams five to ten members with a pitcher and batter. The ball would be thrown to the batter who would attempt to hit it with a short stick and then run to the opposite side and back before being hit by the ball. Cricket and Rounders England has played Cricket and Rounders for several centuries.
The first recorded cricket match took place in Sussex, England in Cricket is played in a large open circular field and has two sides of eleven players that attempt to "put out" a "batsman" who tries to prevent a ball thrown by a "bowler" from knocking over "bails" placed on "wickets," or three upright sticks.
If the batsman makes contact with the ball, he runs to the opposite side of the "pitch" and continues running back and forth until the ball is retrieved by the opposing team.
Rounders, which shares more technical similarities to Baseball, dates back to Tudor times in England.
This game consisted of two teams, six to fifteen players, including a pitcher, batter, "bowling square," "hitting square" and four posts, similar to bases used in Baseball.
Each player had to bat in each "inning" and the game lasted two innings. The pitcher tossed the ball to the batter who attempted to hit it. If contact was made the batter ran to the first post. Points were awarded depending on what post was reached by the batter and the manner in which the post was reached.
Town Ball Germany played a game called Schlagball, which was similar to Rounders. The ball was tossed by the "bowler" to the "striker," who struck it with a club and attempted to complete the circuit of bases without being hit by the ball.Consensus once held that today's baseball is a North American development from the older game rounders, popular in Great Britain and Ireland.
Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game (), by American baseball historian David Block, suggests that the game originated in England; recently uncovered historical evidence . Ben and Shonda do so much for the local youth sports in this area.
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The All-American Pastime: Baseball. support; Jan 17, (7) Share; Tweet; Share; Send; High school students play on organized teams and it is a popular college sport, too. Baseball can be played by people of all ages and watched by anyone. The sport can be played professionally and by total amateurs.
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10 Responses to "Baseball: The Great American Literary Sport" by Levi Asher on Tuesday, June 15, am Alan, I may as well also mention a current novel I recently received a review copy of (but haven't had a chance to check out) which seems to be getting some good notices: Diamond Ruby by Joe Wallace. Because baseball was the predominant sport as modern America was establishing its (inter)national identity in the first half of the 20th century, and is much more deeply ingrained in American society. Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Allan Anderson played Legion Baseball from for coach Al Beavers with Post 11 in Lancaster, Ohio. He pitched for the Twins from , posting the American League's lowest ERA () in
10 Responses to "Baseball: The Great American Literary Sport" by Levi Asher on Tuesday, June 15, am Alan, I may as well also mention a current novel I recently received a review copy of (but haven't had a chance to check out) which seems to be getting some good notices: Diamond Ruby by Joe Wallace.
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History of baseball emphasizing 19th century origins of the game. Includes photos and information on the history of the game, field, equipment, rules, leagues, players and legacy. Links to baseball history sources amd vintage baseball teams of today.