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1 Baseball Trivia Created by Kathie DeMeritt using facts from: PBS, "Baseball Timeline." (accessed 04/05/2011).

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3 Abner Doubleday is credited with inventing baseball in Cooperstown, New York in 1839.

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5 The first womens' baseball team is started in 1866 by a group from Vassar College.

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7 The American Baseball Association, also known as the Beer and Whiskey League, is created.

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9 The Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates play the first World Series in 1903.

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11 In 1912, Fenway Park opens and the first players' strike in Major League Baseball occurs.

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13 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.

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15 Baseball is broadcast on radio for the first time.

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17 In 1943, the All- American Girls Professional Baseball League is formed. (See Movie - A League of Their Own)

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19 In 1947, the first World Series was televised.

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21 In 1977, Reggie Jackson hits three consecutive home runs in a World Series game.

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23 A magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes San Francisco just before the third game of the World Series.

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25 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.

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27 In 1998, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa surpass Roger Maris' single-season home run record.

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29 In 2000 for the first time, the Major League Baseball season opens in Tokyo, Japan (Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets).

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31 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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