Evolution of Baseball
The National League was founded in the year 1876. That is when organized baseball began.
Practices to limit unrestrained competition for players and stabilize the market emerged.
The success of company sponsored teams led to the transformation of businessmen attitudes towards baseball and was a source of company pride (Lomax).
Henry Chadwick is a pioneer of what we know today as baseball. He influenced the changes in the game, introduced the modern box score, statistics, and wrote instructional manuals. He made baseball popular during those early days of establishment. He wrote a book on baseball in 1868. He promoted the game as a journalist.
Alexander Cartwright is yet another person often