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Baseball's exportation to Japan has encouraged cultural ties between the US and Japan.
Baseball has helped to bring cities together and root for their home team.
Baseball is America's Pastime.
For professional baseball's founding year, MLB uses the year 1869, when the first professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, were established.
For nine full years, the National League was afforded the privilege of being unchallenged. Like a true monopoly, the NL's magnates pretty much got away with whatever they wanted. With that the birth of the American League came in 1901 founded by Ban Johnson.
On the field, the pitchers ruled. They had an advantage of using a ball that could be used, misused, scuffed, discolored and spat upon. This made that hitters have an extreme disadvantage of not being able to call for a new ball. This was called the "Dead Ball Era."
Ed Walsh threw 464 innings in 1908