• MLB.com presents "Base Ball Discovered"
  • Chadwick vs. Spaulding: Original rivals
  • A surprising discovery at a remote cottage...almost
  • The Spirit of Bat & Trap
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Explore Baseball's Roots

Join MLB.com on an exploration into the many generational theories about the beginnings of baseball both stateside and across the ocean, to learn firsthand about our national pastime's ancestors: England's bat-and-ball games. The film will bring fans of all ages closer to 'home' through a detailed look at the game's roots... and even provide an unexpected and historical discovery along the way.
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