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History of Baseball

  • Alexander Cartwright

    Alexander Cartwright
    Alex Alexander Cartwright (1820-1892) of New York invented the modern baseball field in 1845. Alexander Cartwright and the members of his New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, devised the first rules and regulations that were accepted for the modern game of baseball.
  • rules

    Alexander Joy Cartwright develops the rules of baseball.
  • First game

    First game
    The first official game of baseball is played between the Knickerbockers and a group of cricket players.
  • Albert Goodwill Spalding

    Albert Goodwill Spalding
    Albert Was a professional baseball player, manager and co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company.Having played baseball throughout his youth, Spalding first played competitively with the Rockford Pioneers, a youth team, which he joined in 1865.
  • Teams

    There were 50 baseball teams in the New York area alone.
  • women play too

    women play too
    The first womens' baseball team is started by a group from Vassar College.
  • 1st curveball.

    1st  curveball.
    Candy Cummings Brooklyn Stars' pitcher Candy Cummings throws the first curveball!
  • Cincinnati Red Stockings

    Cincinnati Red Stockings
    red The Cincinnati Red Stockings, led by Hall Of Famer Harry Wright became the first openly-salaried team and they are also considered a professional team.
  • Professional Base Ball Players

    Professional Base Ball Players
    NAPBBP The first professional baseball league, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, was established.
  • National League

    National League
    The first major league, the National League, was formedthe world's oldest extant professional team sports league. Founded on February 2, 1876, to replace the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, it is sometimes called the Senior Circuit.
  • Frederick

    Frederick Winthrop Thayer of Massachusetts (captain of the Harvard University Baseball Club) He invented catchers and received a patent for a baseball catcher's mask on February 12.
  • Baseball cards

    Baseball cards
    Baseball Cards baseball cards were introduced, created as advertisements to boost the sale of tobacco. The cards help promote the game to America's youth.
  • African American Players/Moses Fleetwood Walker

    African American Players/Moses Fleetwood Walker
    Moses Fleetwood Walker 50 African American players played on professional baseball teams, though the face discrimination from both players and fans.Moses Fleetwood Walker is usually credited as being the first, playing first for the University of Michigan, and then the 1884 season for the Toledo Blue Stockings
  • immigrants and baseball

    immigrants and baseball
    Baseball became the epitome of America's melting pot in the 1880s as immigrants embraced the game. According to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 62 percent of National League players were either Irish or German during this decade. Read more: Immigrants
  • Brooklyn Dodgers

    Brooklyn Dodgers
    Dodgers Brooklyn has a long baseball history. The team was created in 1883 and joined the National League in 1890 as the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. In 1899 the team merged with one from Baltimore, renamed themselves the Brooklyn Superbas, and Charles Ebbets became the new owner. They became the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers in 1911, but were just called the Dodgers for short.
  • Western League

    Western League
    Western League The Western League, a minor league based in the Great Lakes States, declared itself a new major league called the
    American League for the 1901 season. The American League challenged Spalding's National League by picking up teams dropped by the National league, and starting new teams. They offered an average of $500 more per player, and more than a hundred players jumped ship.
  • American

    By 1902, even Spaulding had to admit that the American League had more stars and offered a better product.
  • Leagues make peace

    Leagues make peace
    leagues By 1903 the two leagues made peace, and a national commission was formed. They held their first championship between the two leagues that year, a 9-game series between Boston and Pittsburgh (won by Boston 5-3). The series was so popular that it was decided to hold such a championship each year, which they dubbed, the World Series.
  • New York Yankees

    New York Yankees
    New York Yankees the American League team the Baltimore Orioles moved to New York. They played at Hilltop Park, at one of Manhattan's highest points, between 165th and 168th streets, just a few blocks away from the Polo Grounds. Because of the elevation, they were named the New York Highlanders. When the Polo Grounds burned down in 1911, the Highlanders allowed the Giants to use their park. When the Polo Grounds reopened for the 1913 season, both the Giants and the Highlanders played there
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

    Take Me Out To The Ball Game!
    Take Me Out To The Ball Game! The song Take Me Out To The Ball Game was created by two mens. Jack Norworth created the words and Albert Von Tilzer created the music and it was published in 1908
  • Radio

    Radiooo Baseball is broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame
    fame The Baseball Hall of Fame inducts its first five players.
  • world Seires.

    world Seires.
    world seires First televised World Series.
  • Ebbets Field

    Ebbets Field
    E Ebbets Field is demolished
  • CBS

    Cbs CBS purchases the New York Yankees.
  • The Mets win!

    The Mets win!
    win The New York Mets win the World Series.
  • NYY


    George Steinbrenner
    George Steinbrenner buys the New York Yankees.
  • The year without a World Series

    The year without a World Series
    the longest and costliest strike in baseball history begins on August 12, and lasts until the following spring.
  • Stadium

    new york Yankee Stadium opens.
  • Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, Japan
    Baseball in Japan For the first time, the Major League baseball season opens in Tokyo, Japan (Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets).