The History of Baseball

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The history of baseball dates back to the 1700s when they played a game similar to baseball using homemade materials. The popularity grew, and in the 1830s-1850s, amateur men's ball clubs were formed. Baseball is a game played between two teams who take turns batting and fielding for nine innings. The sport is most known in the U.S. and Japan but is played in other parts of the world. The MLB has professional baseball players who earn a substantial salary to play every season. Baseball is America's National Pastime!