Monday, July 14, 2008

The Origins of Baseball

The Origins of Baseball: "Many questions surrounding the exact origins of baseball have been the main subject of controversy and debate for longer than a century. Baseball as well as softball, just as any other modern ball, bats and running games, rounders and cricket, have all developed from the earlier forms of folk games. Despite the fact that baseball’s roots are English, there are similar games that have been played in several other areas of the world. There is a Romanian ball sport known as Oina, that is similar is several ways to the sport of baseball."