Baseball Talk


Many colleges and universities have baseball teams made up of players who are students and usually play spring games against other teams in their constituency. Professional baseball clubs often recruit the best players from schools and colleges.


Although it is clear that modern baseball developed in North America, the exact origin of the game is difficult to determine. Most scholars believe that baseball evolved from a variety of games like. A popular legend claims that Abner Doubleday, who became a Union officer in the War Civil United States (1861-1865), invented baseball in Cooperstown ( New York ) in 1839. Although there is not much support for this story, The Hall of Fame and National Baseball Museum is located in that city:


There are evidences that have been practiced games with a stick and a ball from the earliest days of civilization. Ancient cultures in Persia, Egypt and Greece played games with stick and ball for fun and as part of certain ceremonies. Games of this type were extended during the Middle Ages throughout Europe and popular in various forms were made. Europeans introduced stick and ball games in the colonies of America around 1600. However, games were considered children until 1700.

In early 1800, several stick and ball games popular in North America, were mostly from England . Many people in Northwest cities like Boston, New York and Philadelphia played Cricket. However, a game English called rounders, which is normally played in rural and urban communities throughout North America, was more like modern baseball.

In rounders a batter hit a ball and ran around bases and was only eliminated by catching the ball in the air or in some cases after a boat. The rounders also established the practice of plugging, where pitchers eliminated runners by throwing the ball while running between bases. The rules of the rounders varied widely from place to place and people used several names to describe it, such as town ball, one or ‘cat and finally baseball.

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