This was the mark of the beginning of a sport that would change the lives of Americans forever. The first ever officially held baseball game in the United States.
First Ever Women's Baseball Team
This marked a large accomplishment for the female population in the United States. Sports, especially baseball, were normally only played by men. The creation of a women's team was a step towards equality for women.
Creation of the Major Leagues
This year marks the creation of Major League Baseball, one of the largest sporting leagues ever. It was created in Cincinnati Ohio and the first ever Major League team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, was created.
First African American in the Major Leagues
Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. At the time, segregation and racism were still prevalent throughout the U.S. This made it very difficult for Moses but he overcame adversity and achieved his dream.
First Ever World Series
In 1903, the Boston Americans beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first ever World Series. The World Series has been and annual event ever since.
Babe Ruth Hits 500 Home Runs
Babe Ruth, a pioneer in the game of baseball, is the first player to reach 500 career home runs. He set the standard for all big league hitters following his time.
The First Televised World Series
The Yankees and the Dodgers play each other in the first ever televised World Series. This marks a huge growth in popularity of the sport.
Designated Hitter Rule is Established
The designated hitter rule changed the way baseball was played forever. Now, the pitcher doesn't have to hit and a designated hitter can bat in place of the pitcher and not play defense.
The Number 42 is Retired From All Major League Teams
In honor of Jackie Robinson, the number 42 was retired by all teams and can no longer be worn.
Buster Posey's Career Ending Injury
On May 26, 2011 Buster Posey's career was ended to a devastating injury. During a play at the plate a runner barreled into him causing his ankle to shatter. This is an example of the health toll baseball can take on its players.