Perhaps we all affirm that baseball (Baseball) is the oldest sport of the United States, and this is also the country most prevalent sports this sport.
The origin of baseball
There are many different opinions about the sport of baseball so up to now we still do not know its exact origin. Here are the most interested information.
Someone has tracked down a sport in Egypt (3150 BC) using a baseball and a ball shaped like a baseball ball being displayed in a famous museum in the country. He is said to be over 2000 longevity. However, many others have provided evidence that baseball was made up of rounders and influenced by the rules of cricket.
Most of the opinion that baseball originated in the United States, but according to the research of scientists in the world, this sport appeared in Egypt 2400 years ago BC. Archaeologists have found baseball and a ball similar to a baseball dating back more than 2000 years, which is now on display at the British Museum in London.
There are many historical monuments and objects from ancient times in some other countries to conclude that baseball sport has existed for a long time.
Besides, there are many evidence documents, the inventor of this sports is Doubleday, but there is little doubt that he was the only contributor of the idea to invent the baseball field (or picture its diamond form) as we know it today. On the other hand, the creator of baseball rules was a New York book seller named Alexander Cartwright, he founded a team called The Knickerbockers in 1839, wrote baseball rules in 1845 (The US Congress had adopted in 1953) and held its first matches in the United States on June 19, 1846 in Hoboken, New Jersey. However, the first baseball games were not in North America, but in Canada and in 1838.
In the 80s of the 19th century, the US government turned baseball into a popular sport, then spread to countries in Asia such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan followed by some Asian countries. Europe like Italy, England, etc.