A timeline of the Major events that happened in baseball's history.
The first game involving a ball and a bat is played by Ancient Egyptians.
1800 - 1850
People spot a game being played by children, called "Rounders". The game of Rounders is what sparked the idea of baseball.
The invention of "Base Ball"
The first book of modern rules was invented by Alexander J. Cartwright.
First Pro Baseball Team
The Cincinnati Red Stockings become the first pro team. Amazingly, there team is still together, but is called the Cincinnati Reds.
The First World Series
Boston Beats Pittsburgh in the first World Series, (For those of you that don't know, the World Series is baseball's "championship".), 5-3.
William Howard Taft is the first president to throw out the first pitch of a season.
First Game On The Radio
KDKA Radio Station airs the first MLB game.
First All-Star Game
The first MLB All-Star game took place on July 6, 1933.
First Game On T.V.
NBC televises the first MLB game on T.V.
The Baseball Hall Of Fame
The Baseball Hall Of Fame opens, honoring all the players who were highly successful in the MLB.
First Black Player
1947 - 1956
Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in the MLB. He was treated good by his team, but other teams hated him, despite his greatness at baseball.
"The Mother Of All Road Trips"
The Houston Astros go on a record-breaking 28-game road trip, coast to coast.
The Streak Has Ended
Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig's record of consecutive games played with 2,131 games.
Today, baseball is still thriving.There are a lot of fancier, newer equipment and ballparks. Those are just a few facts about baseball's past. Today, baseball is at it's peak, and it doesn't seem to be getting worse.