Baseball in 1860 -- 1900: Essay

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With a less stronger structure and with the fact that it had no history whatsoever, baseball did not appear to be the next big thing in nineteenth century Canada. Surprisingly, however, the sport grew into the hearts of the Canadians and quickly replaced cricket and lacrosse. Even though the game is played at a different level in Canada, the Canadian teams have been reported to be worthy of competing with some of the best teams in the U.S.

During its first decades, baseball had been nothing more than a chaotic game, with no strict rules and with people exploiting it in order to make profits.
Even so, it had been practically impossible for someone to ignore the game's potential. Baseball seemed to be the perfect game for Americans and later even for Canadians. Furthermore, just as the people who lived in Northern America, it represented something fresh and rather extraordinary.

Works cited

1. Jebsen, Jr. Harry. "Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary." The Historian, Vol. 67, 2005.

2. Tygiel, Jules. (2001). "Past Time: Baseball as History." Oxford University Press.

3. Baseball in Canada, 1876

4. Sol White & AA Baseball

5. The 1880's

Tygiel, Jules. (2001). "Past Time: Baseball as History." Oxford University Press.


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