How did baseball start?
Thomas Wilson who was considered an conformist leader in England condemned the game of baseball and a few other sports that took place every Sunday. There are interesting facts related to baseball. One of such reports come from David block who says that stoolball was the primitive version of baseball and dates it even back to 1672.1845: The beginning of systematic game with Alexander Cartwright's published book on set of baseball rules for the Knickerbocker Club of New York. It is claimed that his baseball rules were widely accepted in the US.
1869: First professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings were explicitly remunerated for the first time
1871: The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players was established as the first professional baseball league
1876: Over 3000 enthusiasts watched the hometown Philadelphia Athletics lose to Boston Red in the first National League game ever played
1878: The Captain of Harvard University Baseball Club Frederick Thayer received a patent for baseball catcher mask
Many professional and amateur players contribute to the vast baseball history. Every chapter in baseball history leads to interesting event that helped with development of modern-day systematic baseball. By any name, baseball has been a game that sets stars in the eyes of sport lovers since decades. -http://www.historyofbaseball.us/
What is different about modern baseball?
Nowadays, baseball is a lot different. There are now a lot more teams, and states can have more than one team, but they are in different divisions. In a game, there are 9 innings and many of the basic rules are different.There are also alot more awards. Now, there are a lot more positions to play and teams have way more players. Alot of rules have changed as well to keep the players safer.
Who Owns Some of the Coolest Awards?(National League)
Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year winners- Craig Kimbrel
1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers
2B: Ian Kinsler, Tigers
SS: Andrelton Simmons, Braves
3B: Juan Uribe, Dodgers
LF: Alex Gordon, Royals
CF: Lorenzo Cain, Royals
RF: Jason Heyward, Braves
P: Johnny Cueto, Reds
C: Russell Martin, Pirates
Overall defensive player(2014) - Jason Heyward
Homeruns- Barry Bonds( 762) & Hank Aaron (755)
Highest win%(1995)- Greg Maddux