Baseball was not always worldwide nor was it always popular. It is mainly popular from the North American and Central American regions. It was during the mid 1800s during the War where baseball clubs dropped a huge quantity and it wasn’t until after the Civil War in the 1860s, when the sport got carried out to other parts of the country by Union Soldiers.
The most valuable artifacts were up for sale just last week, all sold for $3.26 MILLION! That’s crazy, right?! Though baseball is not, nor is it probable that will ever be more popular than professional basketball or American football, it is still a sport played throughout many regions of the world.
There has been a myth going on since the year 1907 about who the real creator of the sport really is. The legend has it that a young man named Abner Doubleday invented the sport in Cooperstown, New York during the summer of 1839. The true creator is said to be Alexander Cartwright in 1845. The first recorded baseball contest took place a year later in 1846.
In 1871, the National Association became the first professional baseball league. The first major league baseball team was Cincinnati Red Stockings, established in 1869. This team either had really good skills and strategy or they were going against the wrong people because they won sixty-seven games and lost none! The thought of paid players then caught on after this point. The oldest major league baseball team would be the Atlanta Braves from the year 1871. The first World Series was played between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 and Boston won with a score of 5-3.
Henry Chadwick is known as the “father of baseball” which is actually strange because so is the inventor of baseball. Henry Chadwick was an English-born American sportswriter; baseball historian. This information is quite certain but supposedly some people consider Chadick as the “father of baseball” and others consider Cartwright.