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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Abner Doubleday is credited with inventing the game of baseball in 1839 in Cooperstown,New York. Alexander Joy Cartwright developed the rules of the sport in 1845. The Civil War begins, and the popularity of baseball reaches both the Union and Confederate soldiers. 1861 1839-1845 The first official game of baseball is played between a group of cricket players and the New York Knickerbockers. 1876 1846 The National League is establishedand William Hulbert becomes its first president. 1890 Cy Young takes the mound for the firsttime 1919 1951 1900 The American League is created Eight players on the Chicago White Sox are part of the most famous scandal in baseball history. They purposely lost the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. 1983 Steroids have been an ongoing problem for the MLB in the last 20-30 years. Great players likeRoger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and most recently Alex Rodriguez have all been found guilty. These PED's have tarnished their great careers and hurt their chances to be in the Hall of Fame 1974 In a game against the BrooklynDodgers, the Giants used a fanin the stands to relay the signs for pitches to the Giants batters. George Brett, who is a Hall-of-Fame baseball player was ejected for using an excessive amount of pine tar on his bat. In a game against the Yankees after Brett hit a home run umpires inspected Brett's bat and discover that there was too much pine tar on it. 1920 Graig Nettles, who played for the Yankees at the time, broke his bat and had six super balls come bouncing out. A History of Cheating in Baseball 1990's-present 1989 Pete Rose, who was a manager for the Reds at the time, is caught gambling on baseball games. The All-Time Hits leader was later banned from baseball and from ever joining the Hall of Fame Info from: ers/ Babe Ruth is sold to the New York Yankees.
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