History of baseball in the UK

History Of Baseball In The Uk

In a baseball scoreboards feature, we look at the history of baseball in the UK.

Baseball, like many popular sports of today, originated in England. The first mention of it was in 1755, when it was called “base ball.” it was a long time after that though before it became a codified sport. The traditional game of British baseball is played to this day in Wales and North-west England, but only on an amateur level and without any significant spectator participation. A small legion of viewers of Major League Baseball in America watch the British version of the sport through telecasts.
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