1: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS SEASON | I decided to do my book project on The Story of Baseball by Lawrence S. Ritter. This book tells of how baseball came to be, the basic fundamentals, and some of the greatest players at their positions.
2: There have been many myths to who invented baseball. It was said by many people that Abner Doubleday invented baseball. Now most people are led to believe that Alexander Cartwright invented baseball. All of this happened in the late 19th century. The first known big league baseball club is the New York Knickerbockers.
3: Cy | Young | BOSTON - PITCHER | Some of the most famous ball players were Cy Young and Cap Anson.
4: 20th century: Baseball becomes famous. At this time baseball players are looked at as roughnecks.
6: Grover Clevland | Christy | Alexander | Mathewson | Pitcher | Pitcher | Infield | Hornsby | Rogeers | George Hurman "Babe" | Ruth | Pitcher-Outfield
7: Hack | Carl | Wilson | Hubell | Pitcher | Outfield | Pitcher | Grove | Lefty | Tris | Speaker | Outfield
8: It didn't take long for people to change their minds about baseball players. They were soon looked at as fame and fortune and many people begged to meet them and get autographs.
11: Baseball was mostly place hitting at one time because of a dead ball that didn't jump off the bat. Hitters would try to hit in the wholes of the infield. These are some of the best place hitters the game has ever seen. Some of them hit the more lively ball.
12: Most of baseball most memorable hitters are home run guys. They averaged home runs in their at-bats 20 or more % of the time. Here are some.
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15: Pitchers are a key aspect to the game of baseball. Pitchers are what keep the game manageable for the rest of the team. If the game becomes out of hand because of the pitcher it becomes harder for the offense to get closer and have a chance to win the game.
16: Power Pitcher | Randy | Nolan | Clemens | Sandy | Feller | Vance | Walter | Lefty | The
18: The most underrated part of the game of baseball is the defense. The catcher is the leader of the major league defense. He usually makes all the calls and signals for defensive plays and pitches. The most talkative players on the field are the second basemen and shortstop. They have many verbal signals to call double plays and many others.
20: Another important part of the defense are the corners. First base and third base.
21: Outs could determine a baseball game. If you don't have a first baseman you don't force outs. | Third base is very important because most batters are right-hande and pull the ball to third base.
22: Outfield could make or brake a team. Most of the time the outfield athletes are a mixture. | Left fielders are usually the worst defensive players, but one of the best hitters. | Right fielders are usually in between the two. Right fielders are decent baseball players.
23: Center fielders are you usually one of your best hitters and best defensive players. | This is Joe Dimaggio . He holds the leagues longest hitting streak. At 56 games.