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  1. Important Facts About Baseball

  2. When it was invented and by whom • Alexander Cartwright • Abner Doubleday was said to be the founder but we later found out that baseball wasn’t really invented by anyone but a game that changed over time • First team to play under modern rules was the new York knickerbockers on June 19th, 1846 • First Pro team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings

  3. Dimensions of the Field • Pitchers mound is 60’6” away from home plate • Home plate is 17 inches wide • 90’ between base each base • Distance from home to second is 127 feet • Outfield walls vary by field or stadium

  4. Famous Players • Cy Young • Most career wins by any pitcher • Babe Ruth • 2nd most homeruns of all time with 714 • Jackie Robinsons • First black man to play pro baseball • Hank Aaron • Most homeruns by any pro baseball player with 755 • Nolan Ryan • All time leader in pitched strikeouts with 5,714 • Cal Ripken J.r. • Most consecutive games played with out a day off with 2,632