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History of Baseball

Baseball is America's national pastime, but how much do Americans really know about its history? The game has been played in the United States for nearly two centuries, from its humble beginnings in the Northeast to the multi-million dollar professional sports franchise we know today.

The history of baseball began when the English game of “rounders” was first played in America, where it was referred to as “townball,” “baseball,” or simply “base.”

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In 1858, the first commercially made baseballs were crafted by Harwood and Sons.
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Abner Doubleday has been credited as the inventor of baseball, however other sources site American baseball as having been invented by Alexander Joy Cartwright...