Wooden tip cats are discovered among the remains of Rahun, in the Fayoom, Egypt. It has been claimed these short wooden objects, pointed on each end may have been used in the ancient form of the game later known as Cat.
Lydians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Egyptians play primitive ball games for fun, fertility and religious rituals.
Inscriptions in Egyptian royal tombs show games using bats and balls.
Quote from the great physician Galen "the most strenuous form of ball playing is in no way inferior to other exercises.”
"He will surely wind you around and around, and throw you like a ball into a large country. There you will die . . . " Isaiah 22:18.
A writer named Harry Simmons in 1964, cited an English bat and ball picture from a genealogical roll of the Kings of England up to Henry III. Henry III died in 1269.
Abner Doubleday created baseball in his backyard in New York.
Alexander Cartwright is credited for making up the rules for baseball.
The Baseball Hall of Fame inducts it’s first five players,Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson.
The New York Mets in the World Series!
The longest strike in baseball history beginning on August 12, and lasting until the next Spring.
The $850 million ballpark that the New York Mets call home opened in 2009.