The activity that I enjoy most is Baseball, which is a competitive game of skill played between two teams, each with nine players. Baseball is Americas National Pastime and is played by people of ages. Abner Doubleday, a former American Civil War officer, is the inventor of baseball. Born in Ballston Spa, NY, Doubleday attended school at the United States Military Academy.
As a young man, Doubleday organized a small amount of baseball teams in Cooperstown, NY, who played what is now known as Doubleday Field. Cooperstown is the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Doubleday then died in 1893. Since then, amateur and professional baseball players have been improving the game of baseball in many ways. Baseball is played for the money, and medially played for the love of the game. The average salary for a base ballplayer is around $2 million a year.
Some players can make as low as $250, 000 a year up to about $25 million a year. On this present day, there is a baseball league in the United States called MLB, which stands for Major League Baseball. The MLB is made up of thirty teams and two different leagues, National and American. Out of the two leagues, there consists of fifteen teams that make up three divisions with a different number of teams in each division. Each team plays 162 games every year, unless they are tied with a team in their own division and a one game playoff must be played. At the end of the year, who ever has the best record out of their division makes it to the playoffs, a swell as a wildcard team, who has the fourth best regular season record in the league, which makes four teams from each league that go to the playoffs.
Each team plays a team from their own league. The team with the best and the worst record in the regular season play each other, and the teams with the second and third best record also play each other, all in a five game series. The winners of those games then play each other in a seven game series. Finally, the two teams from each league that have been victorious play each other in the world series, which is a series that consists of seven games. Most people, including myself, play baseball because they love the game.
Baseball is a remarkable sport that can be enjoyed by everyone.