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  1. Baseball A Brief Look Into America’s Favorite Pastime

  2. Baseball History TimelineMoments That Changed The Game • 1839: Abner Doubleday is credited with the invention of baseball • 1941: Joe DiMaggio’s consecutive game hitting streak is ended at 56 • 1947: Jackie Robinson makes his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the Major League’s modern color barrier

  3. Baseball History TimelineMoments That Changed The Game • 1956: Don Larsen pitches the only Perfect Game in World Series History • 1957: The Brooklyn Dodgers announce their move to Los Angeles, bringing major league baseball to the West Coast • 1988: Kirk Gibson hits the only come-from-behind game winning home run in World Series history

  4. Baseball TerminologyWhat does it all mean? • 1B=Single • 2B=Double • 3B=Triple • BB=Base on Balls • HR=Homerun • RBI=Runs Batted In • SO=Strike Outs • SB=Stolen Bases • E=Errors

  5. Player Positions

  6. Baseball Hall of FameDid you know? • Career Batting • Hits: 4256 Held By: Pete Rose • Homeruns: 762 Held By: Barry Bonds • Career Pitching • Wins: 511 Held By: Cy Young • Strikeouts: 5714 Held By: Nolan Ryan

  7. Player Salary Statistics1967-2008

  8. Sources • Baseball Almanac. (2008). Major League Baseball Records: Baseball Records for Players. Retrieved March 19, 2009 from http://www.baseball-almanac.com/rb_menu.shtml • Bloom, Barry M. (2008, April 1). Average Salary in MLB Tops $3 Million. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080401&content_id=247937& vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb • Heritage Microfilm, Inc. (2009). Major League Baseball Timeline. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from http://www.probaseballarchive.com/Timeline.aspx