scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 490
Unlike professional basketball and American football interest in baseball has not been sweeping the globe Declining participation at the amateur level and protracted labor problems at the professional level have thrust Americas Pastime into an era of uncertainty Despite this current adversity baseball will always occupy an important place in American culture This column starts a three part look at the history of baseball Most cultures have some sort of stick and ball game cricket being the most well-known While the exact origins of baseball are unknown most historians agree that it is based on the English game of rounders It began to become quote popular in this country in the early 19th century and many sources report the growing popularity of a game called townball base or baseball Throughout the early part of that century small towns formed teams and baseball clubs were formed in larger cities In 1845 Alexander Cartwright wanted to formalize a list of rules by which all team could play Much of that original code is still in place today Although popular legend says that the game was invented by Abner Doubleday baseballs true father was Cartwright The first recorded baseball contest took place a year later in 1846 Cartwrights Knickerbockers lost to the New York Baseball Club in a game at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken New Jersey These amateur games became more frequent and more popular In 1857 a convention of amateur teams was called to discuss rules and other issues Twenty five teams from the northeast sent delegates The following year they formed the National Association of Base Ball Players the first organized baseball league In its first year of operation the league supported itself by occasionally charging fans for admission The future looked very bright The early 1860s however were a time of great turmoil in the United States In those years of the Civil War the number of baseball clubs
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA