Essay on The History of Baseball

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The History of Baseball

Baseball in America is about as common as alcohol in college , it is everywhere and participated by everyone. Children and adults play baseball in small towns and large cities and professionals play it throughout the country. The game of baseball is America's pastime and it popularity is enormous. The beginning of the 20th century between the 1930's sparked the emergence of baseball and it's members as nationally popular . There was many different organized leagues ,during these times , including The American and National Leagues and Negro
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A National Commission ,which had members from both leagues, was established to enforce the rules made between the two leagues. The two leagues battle against one another , in attendance and popularity , during the following year. In 1903 , the two leagues decided to play a best of nine series between the winner from the National League and the winner from the American League. The series " was a financial success for the owners"(4)and players and it was a popular success with the fans. The Boston team from the American League won the first world series in 1903 and the New York Giants from the National League won 1905. In 1904 , the National League choose not to play the world series because they did not want do anything to help the American League. This decision brought much criticism to the National League by fans , sportswriters , and players , so the National League decided to play the next year but in a seven game series instead. The National League winner in 1906 caused great controversy in baseball.