Kid Scoop is ready to play ball
This week’s edition of Kid Scoop focuses on the great game of baseball. Years ago, people said the game was first developed by Abner Doubleday, but it is actually a “folk game” that developed over time until official rules were published around 1845 by Alexander Cartwright. Cartwright even served as the umpire in the first game of baseball played under his set of rules.
The organization that became Major League Baseball was founded in 1869 with the creation of the Cincinnati Red Stockings team.
Baseball was immensely popular through the 1800s and 1900s, and is still called “America’s pastime,” although some people will tell you that designation now really should go to football.
Still thanks to the sport’s popularity there’s been hundreds of tributes made to the game in the form of movies, cartoons, comics, poems, songs and stories.
Here’s a look at the famous “Casey at the Bat” poem. http://youtu.be/O2F0qC1-sa0
Since we’re looking at Disney films, this video has Goofy teaching us how to play baseball. http://youtu.be/2kQ83_4RdkA
In real life, baseball can be a serious game, but who wants to see that? Here are some baseball bloopers! http://youtu.be/6GAaPU-Aztk
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