Now there are 35 MLB teams. When the MLB started there were 5 teams and they played a 60 game -season. Now in the MLB they play 162 games every season over 6 months!
This is a 1900`s batting helmet. It is a lot different than the helmets now.
Now helmets are more decorated than the 1900`s helmets.
No one is exactly sure how baseball started but it was inspired by the English game “rounders”. Rounders had many of the same rules as baseball in the present day. One difference was you could throw the ball at the runner, to tag out the runner. Baseball took over as the United States`s most popular sport. The early baseball teams were mostly based out of New York and Brooklyn. The first professional team was the Cincinnati Red stockings. More teams wanted to be like the Stockings so then the MLB was born.
Jackie Robinson was a very famous baseball player. He was born on January 31, 1919. He was the first African american to play baseball in the Major Leagues. This is a quote by him.
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.-Jackie Robinson