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  History of baseball outside the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baseball was introduced to Cuba in the 1860s by Cubans who studied in the United States and American sailors who ported in the country.
Baseball was introduced in Japan in the 1820s and is currently among the country's most popular sports.
Baseball was introduced to Taiwan by Japan after China ceded control of the island to Japan in 1895.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_baseball_outside_the_United_States   (3112 words)

Baseball history is full of heroes and goats—men who in the heat of the moment (the "clutch") distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
While baseball is perhaps the most popular sport in the United States and is certainly one of the two most popular along with football, it is difficult to determine which is more popular because of the wide discrepancy in number of games per season.
Baseball is played at a number of levels, by amateur and professionals, and by the young and the old.
www.online.gambling.name /Baseball.html   (9530 words)

 Baseball History: MLB Baseball History
Rounders become popular in the United States in the early 19th century, where the game was called "townball", "base", or "baseball" but the game had no set of "official" rules.
History of Baseball shows that the game that Cartwright came up with was referred to as the New York game or the Knickerbocker game.
In 1940 baseball took another hit when Lou Gehrig, one of the best players of baseball was diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease The forties were a difficult time for baseball, but a new era beckoned.
www.mlb-players.com /history.php   (2245 words)

 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - BaseballWiki - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A legend that U.S. Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown was instrumental in the early marketing of the Hall, though in fact the truth of the story is doubted by some.
Among baseball fans, "Hall of Fame" means not only the museum and facility in Cooperstown, but more likely the pantheon of players, managers, umpires and builders who have been named to enshrinement there.
In 2005 the Hall completed a study on African American players between the late 19th century and the integration of the major leagues in 1947, and conducted a special election for such players in February 2006; seventeen figures from the Negro Leagues were chosen in that election, in addition to the eighteen previously selected.
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/Hall_of_Fame   (2590 words)

 Baseball As America | American Museum of Natural History
Since 1856, we have called baseball our "national pastime." The label has grown increasingly accurate as the country and sport have evolved together.
Baseball serves as a cultural ambassador abroad and a unifying rite of passage at home.
Patriotic images combine the diamond with the stars and stripes, while baseball traditions such as the presidential "first pitch" reinforce the bond linking the game to our heritage and national institutions.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/baseball/spirit/index.html   (147 words)

 Commodifying Leisure
It is a period in which the corporate culture of today found its proliferation in all aspects of culture -- politics, education, family, and the arts.
Problematizing baseball's incorporation was the nature of the labor.
Baseball, conversely, was a high-skill, labor intensive industry.
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/INCORP/baseball/contents.html   (197 words)

 Inventor of the Week: Archive
Baseball, like the United States, evolved out of a British precedent into a unique and independent institution.
But later, after Civil War soldiers who had played baseball behind the lines brought the game back to their hometowns, baseball was both watched and played by Americans of every social status.
Baseball was institutionalized and further developed by the National Association in 1858.
web.mit.edu /invent/iow/cartwright.html   (337 words)

 Origins of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Museum is located in the pastoral village of Cooperstown in central New York State, nestled between the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, 70 miles west of Albany, the state capital.
The most popular question asked by baseball enthusiasts making their pilgrimage to the spiritual home of the game is, "Why Cooperstown?" The answer involves a commission, a tattered baseball, a philanthropist and a centennial celebration.
The Library's mission is responsible for the acquisition, organization, preservation and dissemination of all archival material related to the history of baseball and its impact on culture and society.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /about/history.htm   (1993 words)

 Viewing Notes for “Baseball in Japan”
Managers and coaches view baseball as a tool to teach loyalty and moral discipline—the same type of loyalty and discipline feudal Japanese lords expected from their soldiers and subjects.
This is the site of the annual high school baseball tournaments and the home of the Hanshin Tigers professional club, with whom I have spent parts of the last three seasons and about whom I am presently writing.
The message is the emphasis in school baseball on the sport as a “moral platform to teach purity and discipline,” based on martial arts.
classes.yale.edu /03-04/anth254a/videos/baseball_in_japan.html   (1673 words)

 History of baseball in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The earliest known mention of baseball in the United States was in a 1792 Pittsfield, Massachusetts bylaw banning the playing of the game within 80 yards of the town meeting house.
Baseballs cost three dollars apiece, a hefty sum at the time, equaling approximately 65 inflation adjusted US dollars as of 2005; club owners were therefore reluctant to spend much money on new balls if not necessary.
Baseball would not see another team move until Major League Baseball announced near the end of the 2004 season that the Montreal Expos would begin play in Washington, D.C., in 2005 as the Washington Nationals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_baseball_in_the_United_States   (12091 words)

 SportsKnowHow.com - Major League Baseball History Page - Page 1 of 4
When a tattered baseball was found among Doubleday’s belongings after his death, the legend was accepted as fact.
That tattered ball is now enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, which was built in Cooperstown, New York, near the field where Doubleday supposedly gave birth to the game.
The first reference to baseball in a book printed in the United States occurred in 1834, five years before the game was even officially invented by Doubleday.
www.sportsknowhow.com /baseball/history/baseball-history-1.shtml   (620 words)

 Amazon.com: Baseball: An Illustrated History: Books: Geoffrey C. Ward,Ken Burns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the case of "Baseball," the unrelenting focus is on New York City, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, and to be fair, there is no way you could discuss the subject of baseball without devoting a great deal of time to these subjects.
In any case, "Baseball" is very entertaining, and that is what largely accounts for my 4-star rating I would only caution those who don't know their baseball history that this documentary omits a great deal of what is a very good story.
The history of baseball is not presented factually and dispassionately; instead the viewer gets it crammed down his brain that baseball is a great and noble game played by great and noble men.
www.amazon.com /Baseball-Illustrated-Geoffrey-C-Ward/dp/0679765417   (3135 words)

 SportsKnowHow.com - History of Baseball in the United States - Page 3 of 4
The leagues gave it to him and his first act as commissioner was banning the eight White Sox players implicated in the game-fixing scandal from baseball for life.
Baseball was important to national moral during the Great Depression.
Radio had began to broadcast baseball games during the 1920s bringing action to fans who couldn’t make it to the ballpark for afternoon games.
www.sportsknowhow.com /baseball/history/baseball-history-3.shtml   (1153 words)

 Baseball Almanac - The Official Baseball History Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Baseball Almanac has dedicated itself to preserving the history of our national pastime and has rapidly grown into an interactive baseball encyclopedia filled with more than two-hundred fifty thousand (250,000+) pages of in-depth baseball facts, original baseball research and baseball statistics not found anywhere on the Internet.
"Definitive, vast in its reach and scope, Baseball Almanac is a mother lode of facts, figures, anecdotes, quotations and essays focused on the national pastime.
Baseball Almanac has MORE than 250,000 pages of baseball history, MORE than 750,000 fast facts, original research from recognized experts AND material not found or seen on any other web site in the world.
www.baseball-almanac.com   (713 words)

 Open Directory - Society: History: By Region: North America: United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ghost Counties - A listing of counties and parishes in the United States that no longer exist, with an explanation of their demise.
History of the United States of America - Provides a history of the United States of America from ancient times to the modern era.
Today in History - Each day, an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections.
dmoz.org /Society/History/By_Region/North_America/United_States   (1414 words)

 National Baseball Hall of Fame - Selective Bibliographies - Women in Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Baseball Lives: Men and Women of the Game Talk About Their Jobs, Their Lives, and the National Pastime.
"Sociocultural History of the Origin of Women's Baseball at the Eastern Women's Colleges During the Victorian Period." Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and the American Culture.
Bjarkman, Peter C. "Diamonds are a Gal's Worst Friend: Women in Baseball History and Fiction." SABR Review of Books.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /library/biblios/women_in_baseball.htm   (1508 words)

 Today in History: August 6
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
See the special presentation Early Baseball Pictures, 1860s - 1920s in the collection Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s.
Search across the American Memory collections on baseball, or search the Today in History Archive on baseball to learn about legendary baseball players such as Jackie Robinson, Connie Mack, and Satchel Paige.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/aug06.html   (378 words)

 Lamson Library
Baseball Ratings : The All-time Best Players At Each Position
Not As Simple As Black And White : An Investigation Of Alleged Stacking Practices And The Rise Of The Latino Population Within Major League Baseball’s Positional Categories, 1993-1997
Baseball Achievement Scales For Elementary And Junior High School Boys
www.plymouth.edu /library/opac/subjkey/baseball   (150 words)

 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 2004270292
From the first Black amateur players before the Civil War through to the last barnstorming Negro League teams in the 1960s, here is the complete and utterly fascinating history of segregated baseball in the United States.
Thanks to photographs of the major players and many first-hand accounts, baseball fans will get the full story of this tumultuous time, behind the scenes and out in the ballparks.
Every detail is revealed, starting with that sad day in 1911 when the governing body of the National Association of Baseball Players voted unanimously to bar any club that signed an African-American.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/ste051/2004270292.html   (232 words)

 Table of contents for A history of the baseball fan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Table of contents for A history of the baseball fan
Table of contents for A history of the baseball fan / Fred Stein.
Baseball -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip0512/2005012771.html   (91 words)

 United States History
Poverty in the United States: 1996 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Oral History and Folklore of the Miami Valley, Ohio (Miami University)
Darrell Reeck, "The Spirit of the Amistad in the United Methodist Church,"
www.tntech.edu /history/usa.html   (7499 words)

 Negro Leagues at Gifts For Baseball Fans
Part of the History of baseball in the United States series.
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www.giftsforbaseballfans.com /negro_leagues.htm   (452 words)

 PBS | History | United States
Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color
Learn about specific moments and events that shaped Asian American history.
Teachers, find hundreds of lessons and activities all correlated to state curriculum standards.
www.pbs.org /history/history_united.html   (111 words)

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