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Baseball has been played in some form since the mid-1800s. Children have been playing this sport anywhere a group of kids can pick up a stick and ball. As the sport grew in popularity, so did the opportunity for kids to play organized ball. Today, millions of kids all over the world play the game of baseball.

Baseball was first played at the school level as early as the 1850s. At first more in boarding schools and then in 1859, Worchester High School in Maine is said to be the first public school to compete against outside teams. High Schools around the nation began forming baseball teams throughout the 1870s.

Continue reading about Baseball - "America's National Pastime" - in today's Sports and Fitness!

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