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History: Who Really Invented Baseball

To most people, baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York in the summer of 1839. This history is untrue. One of the most interesting baseball facts is that although people think he invented baseball, history states that Doubleday was in West Point in 1839 and never claimed to have anything to do with the invention of this beloved national pastime.

The real history of baseball is a lot more complicated. References to the baseball game in the US date back to the 18th century. Its direct ancestors appear to be the two English games: cricket and rounders. By the time of the American Revolution, variations of these two games were played on college campuses and schoolyards across the nation. According to history, these two games were more popular in the newly industrialized cities where more people sought work in mid-19th century.

The New York Knickerbocker Baseball Club was formed in September 1845 by a group of men. According to history, a volunteering firefighter and bank clerk named Alexander Joy Cartwright went on to codify new sets of rules that later formed the modern day baseball. One of the most interesting baseball facts is that Alexander Joy Cartwright is the one who abolished dangerous practices that involved tagging runners by hitting them with balls. He also called for the diamond-shaped infield, the three-strike rule and foul lines. History identifies Alexander Cartwright as the father of baseball.

The Most Interesting Baseball Facts

The baseball season is one of the most anticipated seasons in the United States. Fans stay outside grilling and rooting for their team. The baseball game has even been made more fun by the fact that fans/bettors can bet in an online casino to win real money from the comfort of their own home. All in all, how much do you really know about baseball? Here are a few interesting baseball facts you should know.

  • In 1903, the first baseball World Series was played between Boston and Pittsburgh. This was a nine-game series in which Boston won 5-3.

  • ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ is the unofficial baseball anthem. The song was sung during the middle of the 7th inning. Albert von Tilzer and Jack Northworth wrote the song in 1908. Neither of them had been to any baseball games.

  • One of the most interesting baseball facts is that about 70 balls are used in a typical game. The life span of major league baseball is 5 to 7 pitches.

  • To celebrate the 100th home run back in 1963, Jimmy Pearsall ran the bases backwards but in the correct order.

  • In the history of baseball, Babe Ruth is one of the highest paid players earning $80,000 between 1930 and 1931. When adjusted for inflation that is a whopping $1.1 million today.

  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum was created in 1935 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of baseball. It is located in Cooperstown, New York.

  • During the Second World War, the US military designed a grenade that was the same weight and size as a baseball. The reason for this is so that any American man could properly throw it.

  • Interesting baseball facts is that visiting teams usually wear mostly gray uniforms so that the fans can distinguish them from the home team. This is a tradition that dates back to late 1800s when travelling teams didn’t have the time to clean their uniforms and ended up wearing gray to hide the dirt.

  • The 1909 Honus Wagner T206 baseball card is the most valuable baseball card valued at $2.8 million.

  • Baseball bats in minor and major leagues are made of wood. Metal bats are used in the college level. Don’t be surprised to see metal bats in Tufts baseball.

  • An interesting fact is that chances of hitting a home run are increased when a player hits the baseball at the area between 5 and 7 inches from the barrel end. This is known as the ‘sweet spot’. There is less vibration at this point and a satisfying ‘crack’ sound is made by the bat.

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Professional Baseball Events and Leagues

The Major League Baseball (MLB) is the oldest major professional sports leagues in both the US and Canada. There are 30 teams playing in the National League (NL) and the American League (AL). 15 teams play on each league. There are several baseball events and leagues that take place each year. To take advantage of them you should consider engaging in sports betting. The good news is you can do this today in a legal casino.

Betting on baseball has changed in the last decade and today the online casino bonus makes it possible for anyone to place a free bet and win real money. Whether you are interested in an event at Jumbo Tufts University or Tufts Jumbos football you can easily take advantage of casino bonus and make money by betting in a legal casino. In addition to the casino bonus there are many tips offered to help place the best bet whether you are interested in a major league or Tufts athletics.

Best Players of All Time

The history of baseball is long so it is hard to cover the complete list of the best baseball players. The most well-known best players are:

  • Babe Ruth

  • Willie Mays

  • Barry Bonds

  • Ted Williams

  • Hank Aaron

  • Ty Cobb

  • Lou Gehrig

  • Walter Johnson

  • Cy Young

  • Rogers Hornsby

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