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The History and Origin of Baseball

Baseball is truly an American sport. Some European countries had games similar to baseball, such as England's cricket and Russia's lapta, but the baseball Americans play today was created in America. The game has evolved a bit through the years and has certainly grown in popularity since its beginning in the 19th century, but the spirit and essence of the game will always stay the same.Baseball originated from a game with a few different names: round ball, town ball, base, and goal ball. This game was first introduced in print in the late 1827, but it was being played by Americans prior to that time. This print version talked about separate teams, four bases arranged in a diamond shape, and the act of getting home and out, which are the basics of the game. Shortly after the first baseball club was formed. The game first entered US newspapers in 1845. However, the first known written recording of a baseball game actually occurred in Canada about seven years previous to this time. The game that ended up in US n...

 


Fenway Park: Legendary Home Of The Red Sox

One of the most fascinating aspects about the Great American Pastime is the history associated with some of baseball's most famous parks. When one visits then, it is as if the spirits of the legendary players of the past still speak to us from the infield dust. The oldest ballpark still in operation today is Fenway: home of the Boston Red Sox. Here's a little history about this amazing venue.Fenway Park opened in Boston on April 20, 1912. It has the distinction of being the oldest of all the stadiums, but Wrigley Field in Chicago runs a close second: it was built in 1914. Fenway was not the original home of its team however. In 1901, the team was called the Boston Americans and it was one of the charter members of the American League. This team underwent a variety of name changes: Puritans, Pilgrims, and even Plymouth Rocks! They played on a field located on the campus of what is now Northeastern University.In 1907, they finally became the Red Sox and in 1910 owner John I. Taylor began construction on a park ...

 


Good Baseball Bats

When summertime comes around, most people in America understand that it's baseball season. While there are many positions and players who are an important part of the baseball game, there is one position that gets the most attention. That position is the batter. They are the ones that people focus on the most, and they are the primary point makers. People stop whatever they are doing, and they hold their breath, while they are waiting for the batter to crack, or ping the baseball with their bats. This is why it's so important for the batter, and for others on the team, to use good baseball bats.Baseball originated from Europe. It's a spinoff of the game of Cricket. It has become such as institution in America, that out of all the sporting games that are played in America, baseball is the game that is associated with being the most American. However, baseball has become a national pastime and an important sport in other countries as well, such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Japan. As mentioned, while the...

 


Fun Games for a Family Picnic

Picnics are a fun way for families to enjoy the outdoors and spend time together. Kids love being outside and like the novelty of eating in a park or picnic area. But for those families with children to entertain, having a game idea or two on hand can prevent the young ones from getting bored and wanting to go home early. Here are a few activity ideas that family members can enjoy together. The beanbag crab is a good game for children aged six to eleven. To play this game, the only materials you need to bring are small handheld beanbags. In this race, the contestants should get into a crab position (feet and hands on the ground, with the back facing the ground as well). The object of the game is to race from point A to point B and back with a beanbag balanced on each person's head. If the bag slides off, that person must return to the starting line and begin again. The winner is the contestant who reaches the finish line first with the beanbag still on his or her head. You can modify this race by eliminating ...

 


Everything You Need to Know About Baseball Uniforms

Baseball uniforms are, predictably, worn by baseball players. They have the last name of the baseball player written on the back of the uniform and the name of the team on the front of the uniform. On the back of the uniform is the number of the player as well, each player on a team has an individual number assigned to them. The baseball uniform is made up of the shirt, pants, socks, shoes, baseball caps, and the glove or mitt. Each team has their own color and insignia on their uniform so that spectators can easily identify the players that belong to their favorite teams. Some uniforms have stripes but others are a solid color. A common practice is for spectators to buy shirts that are similar to the baseball uniform of their favorite team in order to show support for their team. The first baseball uniform was worn by the New York Knickerbockers back in 1849. It consisted of blue wool pants, a white flannel shirt, and straw hats. By the early 1900s the rest of the baseball teams were wearing uniforms as well...

 


Choosing the Right Baseball Bat Size: Youth Baseball Bat Sizing

Youth baseball bat sizing can be confusing if you don't go into a sports store with some simple tips on choosing the right baseball bat size. Use the tips here to help you find the right bat for your young player. Barrel size - Simply the diameter of the largest part of the bat, most Little League bats average 2-1/4 inch in barrel size. Senior and high school bats are larger, averaging 2-5/8 inch to 2-3/4 inch. Choosing a larger barrel size means there will a larger "sweet spot" on the bat, but the trade-off is a larger, heavier bat that may be difficult for younger players to swing quickly. Bat taper - The diameter of the bat's handle is known as the taper. Normally, this runs 31/31 of an inch. Smaller taper results in a lighter bat, making it easier for players to come around quickly and really snap their wrists when swinging. A thicker taper means less sting when a batter doesn't hit the sweet spot. Grip - The material wrapped around the handle is known as grip. Grips can come in leather or synthetic l...

 




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