Who invented baseball?



Will Clark


In the big inning, God created baseball


It's not exactly known but the oldest proof of its inception was the Pittsfield MA bylaw written in 1791. Cooperstown doesn't deserve credit, but NY hacks gonna hack.


Like with many things, no one person invented it. Bits and pieces of the game of baseball as we (mostly) recognize it today were taken from other games, particularly rounders and cricket. Both games were played in England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, with future revisions. A 1744 childrens' book on games mentioned the game of rounders as a baserunning game played on a diamond-shaped field, with a ball, batters and fielders, and called it Base-Ball. Credit is sometimes given to the people who recorded and published an updated set of rules for the game, but these people cannot truly be credited with the game's invention.


Nobody really knows. The first official organized team was the New York Knickerbockers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Knickerbockers ), founded by Alexander Cartwright in 1845. Some people claimed that a majority of the rules used by the Knickerbockers were borrowed from the Gotham Base Ball Club, founded by William Wheaton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wheaton ) in 1837. The Gotham Base Ball Club was a lot more casual and didn't keep records of anything, so there isn't really much proof of that.


I did. What would you like to know?


I really don't know... I'd have to check on the Internet. Oh, wait, You're already on it... so you can find out for yourself.


Alexander cartwright. Some will say Abner Doubleday but there isnt any proof of that.


Abner Doubleday