The first baseball game ever played

Hoboken, New Jersey

June 19. 1848

First Baseball Game in History

Cartwrights Hoboken Knickerbockers lost to the New York Nine; 21:1.  The rules which Cartwright had invented a year before are still the basic rules of todays game.

90 feet between the bases, three strikes, three outs etc.

Also on this day:  Lou Gehrig was born in New York City, 1903.

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