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1 Take Me Out to the Ballgame A research Activity Click on the pictures to help you with your research. Let’s Play Ball!

2 Activity #1 Where Did Baseball Originate? Abner Doubleday was the first to be officially recognized as the creator of baseball… or was he? How and when does it say that baseball was invented? In 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame heard about a printed reference to organized baseball in America. What was the name of the paper and the date of publication? Where was baseball played in the 1820’s?

3 Activity #2 Breaking The Barriers Compose a brief biography about Jackie Robinson Name, family background, team number Significance of his role in baseball Any additional information that you think might be interesting to the class

4 Activity #3 Stadium Stats Explore 5 different ballparks and tell us about them. Name & Location Home Team Seating capacities Interesting trivia

5 Activity #4 It’s A Family Affair Create a chart to identify families that played baseball together. Indicate relationships (i.e. son, father, grandfather) Year(s) they played Team(s) they played for

6 Activity #5 A Player By Any Other Name Most players have a nickname. Create a list of the 10 most unusual nicknames. Why are they so unusual? Are they all related to baseball? What is your nickname and how did you get it?

7 Activity #6 The National Baseball Hall of Fame What can you tell us about it? Where is it located? What can you see there? How are players selected? Why are Shoeless Joe Jackson & Pete Rose not members of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

8 Websites 1. Baseball originate 1. Documentation 2. Barriers 3. Stadium 4. Family affair 5. Nick names mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb 6. National Baseball Hall of Fame 6. Joe Jackson 6. Pete Rose


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