Alexander Joy Cartwright

Alexander Joy Cartwright is one of the many people referred to as the father of baseball. Alex was born on April 17, 1820, New York City, USA. He died on July 12, 1892 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. His parents were Alexander and Hester Cartwright. He and his wife Eliza were parents of 5 children named Dewitt, Mary, Catherine, Bruce and Alexander III. He invented baseball in 1845 in Cooperstown, New York. He invented the sport because he was a great knickerbocker player. (A game baseball was invented from.) He felt they game needed a new version of his favourite sport.

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Basic Rules For Baseball:

.When a batter has three strikes the batter is out

.When the batter is hit by a pitch he gets to walk to first.

.If the pitcher throws four balls the batter to first.

.When the batter hits the ball in the air and the fielders catch it the batter is out.

.When there are three outs in an inning the teams switch sides.

.There are nine innings in one game.

.The way to win is to get on base when you are hitting and run around the bases and score runs by getting to home plate


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Question: What factors influenced your decision to create this invention?

Cole and I work hard and love sports. Cole loves Baseball, and I love Lacrosse. So when the

invention project was coming up and Cole saw “sports” as something that we could invent,

we decided to chose it. Then I thought why not, but what sport? We narrowed it down to

two choices: Soccer volleyball, and Lacrosse Baseball. We obviously chose the second

option because Lacrosse is my favourite sport and Baseball is Cole’s. We called it,

“LaxBall”. Also we’re in an environment where we have to get creative. I think that if this

continues to be a sport, it will be very successful and many kids will enjoy playing it.

Overall this project was a lot of fun, and made us work hard. I would definitely do it again.

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