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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_baseball_in_the_United_States

The history of baseball in the United States can be traced to the 19th century, when amateurs ... Writing the rules did not help the Knickerbockers in the first known competitive game between two clubs under the new rules, played at Elysian ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_baseball

The question of the origins of baseball has been the subject of debate and controversy for more .... When Englishmen came to America, they brought stoolball with them. ... "tag", although it did share the concept of places of safety, bases, with baseball. .... The earliest published author to muse on the origin of baseball, John ...

www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-invented-baseball

Mar 27, 2013 ... Doubleday then went on to become a Civil War hero, while baseball became ... engineer Abner Graves—to come up with the Doubleday origin story. ... power in the 1930s, when they established the National Baseball Hall of ...

www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Origins_of_baseball

One theory is that the game originated from the medieval Romanian game Oina. ... The game was more like a fancy game of "tag", although it did share the .... One ol' cat was often played when there weren't enough players to choose up sides ...

www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/History_of_baseball_in_the_United_States

The history of baseball in United States dates to the before the 19th century, and ..... The Negro National League did well until 1930, when Rube Foster suffered a ..... 50 years after the start of his career, he is widely considered amongst the ...

www.seanlahman.com/baseball-archive/brief-history-of-baseball

The first recorded baseball contest took place a year later, in 1846. ... As the league grew, so did the expenses of playing. .... There had been a brief player's strike at the start of the 1972 season, which delayed the start of the season by 13 days ...

www.americaslibrary.gov/jp/bball/jp_bball_early_1.html

No one is exactly sure how baseball began, but it seems to have its roots in the English game called "rounders" or "four-old-cat." This picture was published in a  ...

www.thepeoplehistory.com/baseballhistory.html

The Origins, History and Growth of Major League Baseball including ... in America, where baseball originated, the game generally traces its lineage back to ... National League After only five years in existence, the National Association was .... However, the 1919 White Sox did something considered far worse at the time: they ...

www.npr.org/2011/03/16/134570236/the-secret-history-of-baseballs-earliest-days

Mar 16, 2011 ... Baseball's official historian, John Thorn, sets the record straight on the ... [In the Massachusetts game] you did not have to stay on the base path .... after nearly three years' purported study of the game's true origin, that baseball ...