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Many people have speculated how the game of baseball was originated There are many myths that surround the early beginnings of baseball The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York recognizes civil wargeneral Abner Doubleday as the first creator of the game of baseballpeople know today however many have come out and said that Doubledaywas not the first to create the game of baseball Baseball also has ahistory of discrimination towards Latino and black players The sportof baseball has an illustrious history that includes the development ofthe game the early stages of professional baseball and a long periodof time in which non-white players were discriminated against Theearly days of baseball date back hundreds of years in the pastBefore baseball became an organized sport with rules and regulationsmany simpler games similar to baseball were played Games played byancient Indian tribes in the Americas were traced back to the 1400s According to author James D Cockcroft many Cuban and Puerto Ricangroups had played around with different types of ball playing wellbefore Christopher Columbus had discovered the area Cockcroft 29 TheCubans also created a form of baseball that was an adaptation of a gamethat the Siboney Indian Tribe played The Cuban people had adapted agame from the tribe referred to as Batos due to its use of a bat andball In summary many variations of baseball were played well beforethe actual game of baseball was invented Skip ahead a couple hundredyears and one would find the first organized forms of baseball Authors Eric Foner and John A Garraty claim that the first organizedgroup of gentlemen came together and wrote the first official rules ofbaseball For many years people in England and the United States hadplayed different variants of the game of baseball It was not until1845 when a group of players known as the Knickerbocker Base Ball Clubcame together and officially wrote down the rules of baseball
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