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The History of the Home run

The History of the Home run

By 1858 the New York City metropolitan was a hotbed of baseball activity. As most serious baseball fans know, the game initially began to take hold in the New York area as a sport over a decade prior to that time, in 1845, when Alexander Cartwright, a ball-playing enthusiast, who was by profession an engineer, proposed to other like minded ball players that the game they began to play with some frequency be organized. By the spring of that year, in quick order, the boys found a "suitable ground" in the Elysian Fields, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to play base ball. Their club would be called the Knickerbockers and on September 23, 1845, baseball’s first organized set of rules were crafted and adopted

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West Orange - Community Room 1

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