The History of Baseball

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Baseball has been around since the 17th century. It’s modern form originated in 1845 at Elysian Fields Park in New York City. The history of baseball evolved into two distinct styles that is baseball and softball.

History of Baseball in America

This is the original baseball where the pitcher tosses the ball to home plate before stepping on the rubber. Nowadays they use a rubber band instead of a glove. In between every pitch comes a runner who runs towards second base, the third baseman fields the ball, throws it to second, and so on. Pitches can go either way or straight depending on how much force the batter wants to put into them.

History of Baseball in Australia

Australia is a very old country, with early settlers heading off across the seas, crossing over from Europe, Asia, Africa and America! The first people to come to Australia were British explorers, and they brought their own culture, traditions and sports along with them. They soon discovered something though, and that was that if you took the cricket rules of the fast bowler, and changed the end to be like a baseball bat, then you had yourself a great game for summer months when it was hot out. Soon after, Australians realized that you don’t need bats and gloves, and just have a good pair of slippers on your feet and the next thing you know, you’re batting against someone wearing nothing more than a skirt and blouse.

History of Baseball in German

Germany has been playing baseball since the 1880s. Unlike many countries without a rich heritage of their own, these players play baseball everywhere they go. Even if they were to stay at school for 4 years, they would still train themselves to play baseball well without even knowing it. Most German baseball players can throw a fastball at upwards of 160km/hr. Over half of all MLB players are now from outside North America.

Canadian Baseball

Canada is a big country, stretching up north to Greenland, down south through Mexico and Central America, and all the way east to Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Canada is also famous for one other thing, being able to drink maple syrup anywhere they want! There was never any real organized baseball until the 1950s when teams started getting together again. By 1967, the leagues were back, and today there are four different major league stadiums representing each province in the country.

History of Baseball in France

France has been playing baseball since its creation in 1789. It remains one of the most popular sports in the country. The French National Team hasn’t won the gold medal yet in the Olympics, but they’ve won the World Cup once, and they’ll probably win it again too. Despite having the best ballplayers in Europe, the majority of them don’t make it big in the US Major League system. The difference? Their biggest market isn’t the US; it’s Japan.

Italian Baseball

The Italians got baseball after the Mexican Americans came over to the states and brought it across the border. The same thing happened with soccer, except the Italians took it over before the United States did. Like in Mexico, Italy plays baseball badly. They’re ranked number 6 in the world. The average age of an Italian player is 21…that’s only 4 years older than the next worst country. They also haven’t won the European championship yet.

History of Baseball in Argentina

Argentina was a late starter to baseball because back then most people didn’t have access to television and wanted to watch European Soccer instead. It wasn’t until the ’70s that people found out about baseball and started watching it more frequently. This which led to Argentina being one of the first countries to hold a World Series. Even though they held 3 series between 1997 and 2000, no Argentinian team made it to the playoffs.

Spanish Baseball

Spain introduced baseball to Latin America in 1910 when it sent the Cuban team to Havana, Cuba. Nowadays Spanish players dominate nearly every other country in Latin baseball. Thanks to stars such as Jose Canseco, Ozzie Guillen, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Albert Pujols, Mariano Rivera, Fernando Rodney and more. As for Japanese players, there aren’t any Spanish speakers who speak Japanese fluently so the numbers are low.


The game has been played the same way since its inception. Everything from how the games are officiated, to the style and size of the stadiums, everything is the same. History of Baseball

History of Baseball

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