Another Baseball Paper Essay Research Paper The

Another Baseball Paper Essay, Research Paper

The activity that I enjoy most is Baseball, which is a

competitive game of skill played between two teams, each

with nine players. Baseball is Americas National Pastime

and is played by people of ages.

Abner Doubleday, a former American Civil War officer, is

the inventor of baseball. Born in Ballston Spa, NY,

Doubleday attended school at the United States Military

Academy. As a young man, Doubleday organized a small

amount of baseball teams in Cooperstown, NY, who

played what is now known as Doubleday Field.

Cooperstown is the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Doubleday then died in 1893. Since then, amateur and

professional baseball players have been improving the

game of baseball in many ways.

Baseball is played for the money, and medially played for

the love of the game. The average salary for a baseball

player is around $2 million a year. Some players can make

as low as $250,000 a year up to about $25 million a year.

On this present day, there is a baseball league in the United

States called MLB, which stands for Major League

Baseball. The MLB is made up of thirty teams and two

different leagues, National and American. Out of the two

leagues, there consists of fifteen teams that make up three

divisions with a different number of teams in each division.

Each team plays 162 games every year, unless they are tied

with a team in their own division and a one game playoff

must be played. At the end of the year, who ever has the

best record out of their division makes it to the playoffs, as

well as a wildcard team, who has the fourth best regular

season record in the league, which makes four teams from

each league that go to the playoffs. Each team plays a team

from their own league. The team with the best and the

worst record in the regular season play each other, and the

teams with the second and third best record also play each

other, all in a five game series. The winners of those games

then play each other in a seven game series. Finally, the

two teams from each league that have been victorious play

each other in the world series, which is a series that

consists of seven games.

Most people, including myself, play baseball because they

love the game. Baseball is a remarkable sport that can be

enjoyed by everyone.


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