Considered "America's favorite pastime," the
game of baseball was introduced in the early 1800s and soon caught
fire with the public. As more and more people became interested in
the game, baseball was institutionalized by the National Association of
Base Ball Players in 1858. The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the
first professional team in 1869.
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The National League was instituted in 1876, while the American League
was instituted in 1903. The first World Series, in which the
champions of each league faced off, was played in 1903.
A Negro League was also instituted in the early 1900s, but in 1947, the
Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson and removed the color barrier in
baseball. As more and more African American players were signed on
to teams in the National League and American League, the Negro League
Since it was first introduced, baseball has continued to gather more and
more momentum and has fans of all ages, sexes, and backgrounds. Many
fans are passionate about the teams they support, and rivalries such as
that between the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees, as well as the Giants
and the Dodgers, have become long-standing and legendary.
Today, there are 14 teams in the American League and 16 teams in the
National League. Each year, the champions of each of these leagues
face off in the World Series, which is held each October. For those
who can't make it into their favorite stadium, baseball games are well
broadcast on both television and radio, and sports paraphernalia of all
sorts is available for all Major League teams.