This day in baseball: Organized baseball is born

Elysian Fields in Hoboken (Photo source: 19c Base Ball)

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.


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Organized baseball is born”

  1. Reblogged this on She's Caught in a Rundown and commented:
    This is also worth noting today.

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