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America's Greatest Pastime

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FC: America's Greatest Pastime

1: The main topic throughout my book definitely has to be the great American game of baseball. Baseball is said to teach you many lessons not only about sports, but about life as well. Teamwork, work ethic, and determination are all characteristics of this wonderful game that can also help you be successful in the future.

2: The history of the great game of baseball can be traced back as early as the 18th century. The sport became well known, however, around 1860. By 1860, many were beginning to refer to it as the "National Pastime"

3: The first professional league of baseball was formed in the year 1876. This league was referred to as the National Leauge. A few years later, another league, called the American League, was created.

4: Currently, the Major Leagues has 30 teams that all play a 162-game schedule. Some annual favorites are the Boston Redsox, New York Yankees, and the Atlanta Braves.

5: Each year in the MLB, coaches and fans vote for certain outstanding players to attend the annual All-Star Game. This event also contains the Home Run Derby, a contest which usually draws an enormous crowd.

6: The Hall of Fame is an honorary position that a player can achieve through many years of great statistics and success. Players in the Hall of Fame include Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken Jr., and Willie Mays.

7: There are certain players in the MLB that are under age 25, and already making a huge contribution to the game of baseball. These stars such as David Wright and Hanley Ramirez are considered "Young Guns".

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Rob  Bain
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