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Calling All Baseball Fans! Baseball History That May Be of Interest to You

Calling All Baseball Fans! Baseball History That May Be of Interest to You

Join us in learning more about the history of baseball.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a hot dog with friends and family at a baseball game. Baseball is a staple of summertime and a hallmark of American culture. But, ever wonder where the game first got its start? Here are a few facts about baseball history that may be of interest.

European Roots

While baseball is an American tradition, it gets its foundation from English sports. Both cricket and rounders are two games that were brought over from Europe. Such games were played in the United States and became the inspiration for the development of modern baseball.

New York Knickerbockers

In the mid-1800s, baseball began after a league was developed in New York. Alexander Cartwright established new rules that set the groundwork for modern baseball. The first game of modern baseball was played by the Knickerbockers in 1846.

American History of the Game

Baseball came of age in the 1920s, when Babe Ruth (1895-1948) led the New York Yankees to several World Series titles and became a national hero on the strength of his home runs.

Over the decades, every team has had its great players. One of the most noteworthy was the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), a gifted and courageous athlete who became the first African-American player in the major leagues in 1947.  Prior to Robinson, black players had been restricted to the Negro League.

 

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show in learning about the history of baseball. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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