He played football, basketball, track and baseball. Though he had a passion for sports, he decided to go into the army in 1942. After leaving the United States Army in 1944, he started playing professional baseball. Robinson had always played on colored teams but soon enough, Branch Rickey wanted him to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. By playing in the Dodgers, he would integrate major league baseball.
The runner slides as the catcher reaches out and tags home plate just ahead of the runners’ cleats!! “Safe!” yells the umpire. The catcher argues but to no avail. The game is over. There is a very controversial thing happing in baseball today: should Major League Baseball (MLB) use instant replay to review close calls made by umpires?
Organized Baseball What do the Civil War, New York Knickerbockers, and Albert Spalding have in common? They were all major factors in the organization of America’s favorite past-time: baseball. When the average person thinks of the outcomes of the Civil War, the growth of baseball doesn’t usually come to mind. While much of the fighting was going on, many New York teams continued to play games. In fact, on same day of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day of the war, “15,000 spectators watched the Atlantics and the Excelsiors” play in New York.
 George Hancock is credited as the game's inventor for his development of ball and an undersized bat in the next week. The Farragut Club soon set rules for the game, which spread quickly to outsiders. Envisioned as a way for baseball players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called "Indoor Baseball".  Under the name of "Indoor-Outdoor", the game moved outside in the next year, and the first rules were published in 1889.  In 1895 Lewis Rober, Sr. of Minneapolis organized outdoor games as exercise for firefighters; this game was known as kitten ball (after the first team to play it), lemon ball,
Even the name of one of its baseball gloves series has become the award given to the most outstanding player in their position. The designs of the gloves are strictly based on the opinions and criticisms of former and current baseball players. Being the premier company to introduce baseball gloves, Rawlings decided to research the ideas of the players to see what they needed to play the game better. With baseball being America’s sport
However, Lewis Rober Sr., the man responsible for organizing softball games for firefighters in Minneapolis, used a 12-inch ball. Rober’s ball won out as the preferred softball size, and professional softball games today are played using a 10–12-inch ball. While the sport was originally advertised as an indoor game for baseball players looking to maintain their dexterity during the off season, it gained so much popularity and recognition that it quickly became its own official sport. In 1991,
This is a dismissal you rarely see in cricket. But a batter can be given out "hit the ball twice" if the second strike is deliberate. The only exceptions are if they are protecting their wickets and when they are returning the ball to the fielding team, with their permission. 9. Obstructing the field.
In both sports, a game is divided into periods called innings. In baseball, one batter goes up to home plate wielding a bat with a more cylindrical tip. Hitting is a more difficult exercise in baseball due to a smaller-sized bat. Even the best batters fail to make a hit two out of three times. Baseball is a low-scoring game with each team normally averaging four to five home runs per game.
He suggested a game of indoor baseball. Using what was available, he tied together the laces of the boxing glove for a ball. Using a piece of chalk, Hancock marked off a home plate, bases, and a pitcher's box inside the Farragut Boat Club gym, with the two groups divided into teams. The final score of the game was 41-40, but what was significant was that Hancock and his friends had invented a sport that would continue to grow in popularity to where today more than 40 million people enjoy playing it each summer, making softball the No. 1 team participant sport in the United States.
Such as the catcher always backing up first on an infield grounder, and the second basemen always covering first on a bunt. The batting line-up has the same strategy as well. The lead off batter is normally the fastest, as well as the second, and the third and fourth batters are normally the team’s power hitters. In both softball and baseball, you have three strikes per an at bat, and then you are out. You also as a batter have four balls and then you are given first base.