This day in baseball: Organized baseball is bornPosted: June 19, 2013
The very first organized baseball game is said to have been played on 19 June 1846. The contest took place between Alexander Cartwright’s New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine. Cartwright himself umpired the game, which was played on Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey using Cartwright’s rules for play. The New York Nine defeated the Knickerbockers 23-1.