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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 ...

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 ...

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.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 ...

www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/History_of_baseball_in_the_United_States

Apr 3, 2017 ... The history of baseball in United States dates to the before the 19th ..... The Negro National League did well until 1930, when Rube Foster ...

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

How Baseball Began 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.

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

The first recorded baseball contest took place a year later, in 1846. Cartwright's Knickerbockers ... As the league grew, so did the expenses of playing. Charging  ...

www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/official-major-league-baseball-historian-disputes-who-invented-game-031311

Mar 13, 2011 ... The official historian for Major League Baseball has dethroned ... He did none of these things, and every other word of substance on his plaque ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/03/abner-doubleday-did-not-invent-baseball

Mar 20, 2012 ... The panel Spalding put together did not include any historians, but ... of the origin of baseball he'd learned from 71 year old Abner Graves, ...