Baseball may be America’s national pastime, but historians can’t say for sure who first invented it. What we do know is that, in 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team, with eleven other teams following in their footsteps later that year.
Despite its uncertain origins, the bat and ball game has grown to become a global sport. When it comes to world records, Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth are the only players in Major League Baseball that have hit more than 700 home runs. Opened in 1912, Boston’s Fenway Park is the oldest MLB stadium, and it’s also the smallest stadium being used by an MLB baseball team – the Boston Red Sox.