Wishlisted by Matt Mayer
Baseball has various antecedents, including the English game of rounders, and various bat and ball sports resembling baseball were being played around North America by the 1830s. In New York City, the Knickerbocker Club formed a set up rules, and the first ever recorded baseball game took place between the Knickerbockers and the "New York Nine" on the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey. Sadly despite having come up with the rules, the Knickerbockers were defeated by 23-1 in four innings. While Elysian Fields has since been redeveloped for housing, you can find a monument on the the intersection of 11th and Washington Street celebrating the origins of "America's National Pastime", with "bases" on each corner of the intersection.
Open today: 24 hours
11th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA