The History of Baseball
Not long after the game of baseball was invented in 1839, the MLB (Major League Baseball) was established in 1869, in Cincinnati, Ohio where the first professional team was created. (Cincinnati Red Stockings)
Best players from start to 1920s
The history of the Long Ball
Breaking the Color Barrier
Back then the number of players on MLB rosters were 700 all of them were white. In 1947 that number dropped to 699 when one man came in named Jackie Roosevelt Robinson. He faced lots of challenges in the MLB such as people sputtering racial slurs at him, spiking him, beaning him but he retired into the Hall of Fame and had a phenomenal career. Plus, Jackie is the only player to have his number retired (42) throughout the entire league.
Best players 1930s to 1950s
Breaking the record
Only two other people have broken Babe Ruth's home run record Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds and other power hitters have broken Babe Ruth's 60 home run season such as Roger Maris, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds.
Best ballplayers 1960s to 1980s
The Steroid Era
Many baseball fans, writers, and officials got suspicious about the number of home run players were hitting so they looked into it and found these players using performance anhancing drugs called steroids. Lots of players during this time got busted such as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Alex Rodriguez, and Ryan Braun.
Best players 1990s to 2000s
Baseball Modern Day
Baseball has remained the same all through time these days with a new MLB commisioner there have a lot of rule changes such as the time limit a batter has when he steps out of the box, takeout slides, and Hall of Fame induction. But baseball will remain one of the most greatest and beautiful sports of all time.
Best Baseball Players Modern Day
2013 and 2015 Gold Glove Award
Won 2014 NL MVP and NL Cy Young Award in 2014
Shortest Starting Pitcher in MLB history (5'8")