Baseball Myth

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The game of baseball has a long and questionable history. Where did the game of baseball develop from, some argue the game developed from the English game cricket while others will argue that the game developed from an old game called rounders. Rounders is believed to have been played during the Tudor period of English history. Both games were played for many years. The game of baseball is played today in the United States and the earliest history of baseball in America is in the late 1700’s in Massachusetts. The game continued to be played in the United States in different areas. The actual person to invent baseball is part of a major sports myth. For many years a man by the name of Abner Doubleday was given credit for developing baseball. The funny part of the story is while it was stated he developed baseball in 1839 it wasn’t until years later he got the credit due to a push by a fellow named Al Spalding. The name should sound familiar as he was a sports merchandising person. He helped create the Doubleday myth. In reality, the game of baseball or better yet the early rules for baseball …show more content…
He was born on October 10th, 1986 in Fort Meade Florida. His nickname is Cutch and he played baseball at Fort Meade high school and was drafted 11th in the first round of the 2005 draft. He debuted for the Pirates in June of 2009. Andrew McCutchen is a five time all-star, won a gold glove in 2012, and was named National League MVP in 2013. He has helped turn the Pirates around and helped them qualify for the post season in three of the last 4 years. Cutch is regarded as one of the best players in baseball and feared by many pitchers. My dad and I went to the Pirates game on September 29th, 2012 (my birthday) and Andrew McCutchen hit a two run walk-off homerun to beat the Reds in the bottom of the ninth. It was awesome, homerun by my favorite player and

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