The history of baseball can be broken down into various aspects by era, by locale, by organizational-type, game evolution, well as by political and cultural influence. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is currently popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and East Asia, particularly in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
References to baseball date back to the late 1700’s….and in 1871 the first professional league, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, was founded. Five years later, the National League was created….which was followed by the American League in 1901. The first World Series between the champions of the two major leagues was held in 1903….and by 1905 it became an annual event.
This video takes the viewer through The Advent Of The Game in 1845 by Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr…..and not as generally accepted by General Abner Doubleday as a young boy in Cooperstown, New York…..then carries you through the development of the National League in 1876, to the development of the American League by Van Johnson in 1901….and carries through the first World Series between John McGraw’s NL New York Giants verses Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s in 1905….which makes this video “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile.