The Game known as Baseball

Baseball is now one of the games that are largely popular in the United States. It is also a game that is loved in Venezuela. For those who see it for the first time, you might mistake it for cricket but it is not. The game was introduced as rounders but later evolved.


Alexander Cartwright

Alexander Cartwright (1820-1892) of New York invented the modern baseball field in 1845. Alexander Cartwright and the members of his New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, devised the first rules and regulations that were accepted for the modern game of baseball.


Rounders

Baseball was based on the English game of rounders. Rounders become popular in the United States in the early 19th century, where the game was called “townball”, “base”, or “baseball”. Alexander Cartwright formalized the modern rules of baseball. Yes, others were making their own versions of the game at the time, however, the Knickerbockers style of the game was the one that became the most popular.

Sourced from:http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventions/a/Baseball.htm

The game of baseball has its own set of rules that all players must adhere to although when young ones start in the junior leagues, the rules are not stringent. The bat used to hit the ball is quite smooth so one has to be a very good and observant striker.


Objectives of the Game.

Baseball is a game between two teams of nine players each, played on an enclosed field.

The ball is a sphere formed by yarn wound around a small core of cork, rubber or similar material, covered with two stripes of white horsehide or cowhide, tightly stitched together. It weighs 5 1/4 ounces avoirdupois and is 9 1/4 inches in circumference.

The bat is a smooth, round stick not more than 2 3/4 inches in diameter at the thickest part and not more than 42 inches in length. The most common length used is 35 inches.

Each fielder, may use or wear a leather glove. A FIELDER is any defensive player.

The objective of each team is to win by scoring more runs than the opponent.

Sourced from:http://www.baseball-rules.com/basicbb.htm

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Unlike the NBA which cultivate players from a young age and resulting in your superstars, baseball stars are usually past their prime years. This is because baseball teams do not do cultivation. This means that a player might perform well today and the following week they perform badly. Still there are baseball players who have gone into the hall of fame of the game as the best.


1.Mike Trout

Someone, plenty of people still don’t know about Mike Trout. And if you’re a baseball fan, you need to do your part to change that. When you meet strangers, say, “hey, just out of curiosity, are you aware of how good Mike Trout is at baseball?” If they’re not, explain: Historically awesome, off to the best start of all-time. And if that seems too difficult, maybe just walk down your street shouting, “Mike Trout!” over and over again, so the people hear his name.


2. Miguel Cabrera

Miggy’s got two MVP awards, over 2,000 hits, and probably the best shot of anyone in baseball to someday break Barry Bonds’ all-time home run record — though it’s slim. He’s more famous than most outside the Top 5, and he’s probably only a World Series showcase short of being widely recognized as the game’s best offensive force. He won a ring with the Marlins in 2003, but he was hardly a centerpiece on that team.

Sourced from:http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/06/mlb-most-famous-players-derek-jeter-alex-rodriguez