Baseball is definitely one of the top three most popular sports in the USA – alongside football and basketball. Whether you want to watch the National League games or American League games, or even the World Series, one thing is true – you’re going to need USA baseball tickets. These tickets have a way of selling out fast, so the sooner you get your season tickets, the better.
USA Baseball background and history
English immigrants in the 19th century, developed baseball as we now know it. Baseball continued to grow and by 1856 was being referenced as the national game. The first professional games which required fans to buy USA baseball tickets were played in Corona, Queens New York.
The first World Series game was played in the fall of 1903 between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The game now has a worldwide following and is especially popular in East Asia, particularly Japan and also in South America and the Caribbean’s.
Today the professional body that governs the sport is the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). In the USA, professional Major League Baseball teams can be subdivided into the following two categories: National League and American League. These two categories are then divided into three separate divisions known as Central, East, and West.
Exciting encounters over the years
As the sport continued to evolve, so did the integration of players. Babe Ruth comes to mind when we talk about racial integration in the sport. He is remembered as one of the best baseball players of the ‘20s, alongside Ty Cobb. Other players who come to mind include Lou Gehrig whose career was cut short because of the disease that is now synonymous with his name; Pete Rose, Joe DiMaggio and more recently Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Frank Robinson and Rickey Henderson.
However, nothing can beat these truly memorable events, which are considered among the greatest moments in baseball history.
The day the term, ‘The Catch’ was coined
September 29, 1954, was the day the phrase, ‘The Catch’ was coined. Willie Mays made the decisive play that newspapers would soon run with as ‘The Catch’. This happened during the 1954 World Series where the New York Giants were going up against the Cleveland Indians.
Pete Rose breaks 57-year-old hit record
The day was September 11, the year 1985. This day was to go down in history as the day Pete Rose set a new record and broke Ty Cobb’s nearly 60-year hit record. Pete had just made his 4192nd hit.
Indeed there have been many more exciting encounters over the years. You never know what you are going to witness at a game. You might be there when history is made. Therefore if you love baseball, don’t hesitate to buy the upcoming season’s USA baseball tickets.