12 June, 2006

12th June, 1839. Game of Baseball invented in USA (allegedly)

The Americans think that they invented baseball....but not so fast you colonial types. It might in fact be based on an old English folk-game called Base-Ball, as illustrated here.....

More details including a related ancient game called Stool-Ball (don't ask) can be found at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_baseball

1 comment:

myWebSource1 said...

Great Article. I've read where variations of the game of baseball also go back as far as Ancient Egypt, Greece, China's Ming Dynasty, and Medieval Russia. You have a great blog here, Cardinal Wolsey!

James Fowler