Baseball is a sport as old as the hills !
And above all, it was already played everywhere in the world. But it is in the United States that the sport in the form we all know was born in the middle of the 19th century. The first federation was created in 1858 and it was then that the first amateur competitions took place between several clubs in New York and Brooklyn. The first professional teams were born at the end of the 19th century, followed by the first major league and baseball became the national pastime of the Americans.
Of course, in more than 150 years of history, baseball has had its share of moments of glory, with the advent of the greatest players of the discipline, such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Barry Bonds or the creation of a women’s baseball league. But the sport has also had to deal with its share of scandals… How can we not mention the corruption scandal involving the Chicago Black Sox in 1919! All these great moments of history and much more, you can find them on your new baseball reference site, Coppel Cowboys Baseball.