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  • Base Ball
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    The Birth of Baseball Baseball. The American Pastime. A true love of mine and of many Americans. The game's objective is to outscore your opponent by having more baserunners come across the final of four bases, called home plate. It's ironic in a way. The more these athletes 'go home,' the more successful they are. There is a reward in a 'walk' and batters can be among the game's greats by failing seven out of 10 times. Although baseball is usually traced to the mid-19th century, games involving...
  • First Organized Baseball Game
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    Baseball Origin Controversy Based on old American, baseball's storied invention was by a young West Point cadet named Abner Doubleday. In the summer of 1839, in Cooperstown, New York, Doubleday supposedly started the game of baseball. Because of numerous types of baseball, or rather games similar to it, the organ of the game has been disputed for decades by sports historians all over the world. In 1839, in Cooperstown, New York, Doubleday supposedly started the game of baseball. Doubleday, also ...
  • Game Of Baseball
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    Baseball and American Popular Culture Essay submitted by Unknown Baseball is an integral part of American pop culture. Many Americans grow up with baseball, playing it before they can even count all the bases. It is glorified, taught, and fed to us. When we play baseball, we find a respect for the game. The respect we gain from playing it has turned the game into a tradition of American culture. It has formed itself into the business of professional baseball, namely major league baseball. Profes...
  • Games Of Softball And Baseball
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    Baseball or Softball While the games of baseball and softball each have many fans, many players prefer to play one or the other but not both. Although baseball and softball are similar in many ways, they have some notable differences. The pace with which each game is played, the rules of each, and the level of leagues are different for each. While some people prefer the slower action of softball, others prefer the faster action of baseball. The game of baseball is male dominated because many mal...
  • Rules To The Game
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    The beginning of baseball has had it twist on who started the game and who made the rules to the game. The sport we know as baseball was original name stick ball before it became an organized sport. Baseball was a game that many just played as part of their moderate exercise for recreational purpose or time and they used the game to stay in shape. It was usually a middle class white -collar worker who played the game. Many give credit to Abner Doubleday and his contribution to the game as the fa...
  • Men's Professional Baseball
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    Can women compete against men in Sports The correct question is, 'Can the very best women athletes compete in men's professional sports?' To answer that question we must look at the strength and size of men and women. When you match up men and women with the same lean body mass and size, the differences are small. However, absolute strength and size are not key factor i sports such as soccer and baseball. Baseball and soccer are games involving skills that are combination of timing, coordination...
  • First Professional Baseball League
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    A Brief History of Baseball: Part I: Origins of the Game Unlike professional basketball and football, interest in baseball has not been sweeping the globe. Declining participation at the amateur level and protracted labor problems at the professional level have thrust 'America's Pastime' into an era of uncertainty. Despite this current adversity, baseball will always occupy an important place in American culture. This column starts a three part look at the history of baseball. Most cultures have...
  • Baseball And The Game In Japan
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    Japanese Baseball Japanese Baseball has existed in Japan since 1873. It first appeared amid the social, cultural and technological spasms Japan endured on the heels of the Meiji restoration. The game began as a club sport; Japan's first team was the Shinbashi Athletic Club Athletics (composed mostly of people associated with Japan's first railroad which ran from Shinbashi, in Tokyo, to Yokohama). For a relatively good treatment of Japan's early baseball history see Robert Whiting's "You " ve Got...
  • Great Baseball Players Of The Dominican Republic
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    Baseball in the Dominican Republic Baseball was first brought over to the Dominican Republic in the 1870's, when thousands of Cubans came fleeing to the island nation in refuge from the Ten Years' War. Along with baseball, Cubans also brought with sugar producing expertise that had made them the largest sugar producer in the Caribbean. Sugar immediately became the Dominican Republic's key money-making export, but baseball took a little longer to come around. At the turn of the century, many Brit...
  • Ball Onto The Playing Field
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    Baseball is a game of skill that is played with a hard ball and a bat between two teams of nine players each at a time on the playing field at once. Although many different people play Baseball all over the world it is most popular in the United States. It is so popular in fact, it is referred to as the national pastime of the United States because of the tradition and popularity associated with the game. Baseball consists of many complicated rules. It also has a very elaborate history. One can ...
  • Ted Williams Baseball
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    I see great things in baseball. It's our game -- the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism, tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set, repair these losses, and be a blessing to us. ' -- Walt Whitman 'If you " re not having fun in baseball, you miss the point of everything. ' -- Chris Chambliss 'Our country is the only one in the world with a national anthem that the last two words are 'Play Ball!' -- anonymou...
  • Fans Of Today's Game
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    When It Was A Game have been a fan of the game of baseball for 25 years. I played little league baseball for Ocean View Little League in Huntington Beach, California in the early 1980's, and four years of high school baseball at Ocean View High in the late 80's to the early 90's. Baseball has been an intricate part of my life ever since. While thumbing through a box in my garage the other day, I came across my old little league year book from 1984. Seeing myself in a baseball uniform at 10 years...
  • Baseball Players
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    America Through Baseball " He who would know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball" (Voigt 3). Through the years baseball has not only been a leisure activity and source of entertainment, but a mirror of American culture and its society. Baseball has been looked upon by many as a source of rejuvenation in times of hardship. Baseball is commonly called "the pastime", but most often the game feels and acts like an old friend (Cantaneo 4). In World War II many of the men dispatche...
  • Ways The Game Of Baseball
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    A WAY OF LIFE In the novel Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, we are able to figure out that in many ways the game of Baseball, is a way of life. Saving Ray Kinsellas farm, that gives us a basis for what the American culture should imitate. We are able to see how his farm can make a dream come true, how baseball can withstand a test of time, and how if you chase your dreams they might be better than expected. In the novel, Ray is able to change a passionate love for baseball into a reality. Ray is q...
  • Ray Lives For Baseball
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    Essay - The True Believer Religion is in all of us even if we don't believe it is. Religion was first associated with churches, but there are other means of religion. W.P. Kinsella introduces baseball as a religious base. Ray Kinsella in the book "Shoeless Joe" believes in baseball just as much as a true Christian believes in Religion. Baseball gives him love for the game, guidance and orders, and a certain lifestyle. To love someone or something is to have an intense emotion of affection, warmt...
  • Baseball My Father
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    Baseball is the language of both children and adults and can tell a story about the life of a man. When I was a boy baseball was a dominant force in my life as well as in the lives of those around me. I was sure that it had the potential to bring my father and I together. During my childhood, nothing captivated me like baseball. Baseball was freedom from household chores and the dreariness of my family home. Baseball was a mixture of skill, love and aggression: skill - if you weren't at least so...
  • Very Realistic Baseball Game
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    It " baseball All-Star Baseball 2002 It's not perfect, but this is the best overall game of hardball that you " ll find on PS 2. March 19, 2001 After a slow start on PlayStation and Saturn, Acclaim's All-Star Baseball series went on to become fairly popular and well-regarded on Nintendo 64. But since the series became an exclusive to Nintendo's system, fans of other consoles were left out in the cold and often wondering if the game was really deserving of all that adoration. This needn't be a co...
  • Early 1840's The First Baseball Game
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    I chose the topic baseball, because it's a game I have loved since I was a little kid. I have played baseball since I was five, and followed professional baseball since I was about nine. That is when I started collecting baseball cards and watching the games. Although I had never really cared about baseball's origin and history, lately I have been trying to find out as much as I can about it. Baseball's origin is unknown. People believe many theories. One is that baseball originated from the Bri...
  • National League Of Professional Baseball Clubs
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    Deeply embedded in the folklore of American sports is the story of baseball's supposed invention by a young West Point cadet, Abner Doubleday, in the summer of 1839 at the village of Cooperstown, New York. Because of the numerous types of baseball, or rather games similar to it, the origin of the game has been disputed for decades by sports historians all over the world. In 1839, in Cooperstown, New York, Doubleday supposedly started the great game of baseball. Doubleday, also a famous Union gen...
  • Most Exciting Part Of The Game
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    America's Favorite Pastime There is only one sport in this country that everyone loves passionately and follows intimately. This is the most intense and exciting sport ever known to mankind. Everyone in America is glued to the television set every night, watching intently, wondering what exciting play can immediately change the face of the game. This extremely fast paced game is often considered America's favorite pastime, and nobody in this country will be willing to disagree with this powerful...

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