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Baseball Trivia Created by Kathie DeMeritt using facts from: PBS, "Baseball Timeline." http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball/timeline/ (accessed 04/05/2011).
Abner Doubleday is credited with inventing baseball in Cooperstown, New York in 1839.
The first womens' baseball team is started in 1866 by a group from Vassar College.
The American Baseball Association, also known as the Beer and Whiskey League, is created.
The Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates play the first World Series in 1903.
In 1912, Fenway Park opens and the first players' strike in Major League Baseball occurs.
In 1919, the most famous scandal in baseball history eight players from the Chicago White Sox are accused of throwing the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Baseball is broadcast on radio for the first time.
In 1943, the All- American Girls Professional Baseball League is formed. (See Movie - A League of Their Own)
In 1947, the first World Series was televised.
In 1977, Reggie Jackson hits three consecutive home runs in a World Series game.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes San Francisco just before the third game of the World Series.
1994 is the year without a World Series: the longest and costliest strike in baseball history begins on August 12, and lasts until the following spring.
In 1998, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa surpass Roger Maris' single-season home run record.
In 2000 for the first time, the Major League Baseball season opens in Tokyo, Japan (Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets).
In 2002, Tsuyoshi Shinjo, an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, becomes the first Japanese player to take part in a World Series game.
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