Previously called "round ball," "goal ball" and just "base," America's favorite pastime is now simply known as baseball. Today, the game packs stadiums of major cities and Little League fields in towns across the country.
But how did a sport with European roots become an American spring and summer tradition? Grab a beer and some Cracker Jacks for the next nine innings in this playlist and find out. Learn about the history of major baseball stadiums and how the sport was impacted by world wars. Baseball's rich history follows America through civil war and the Industrial Revolution to the technical and medical advancements of today. Get ready to hit a home run with these historical accounts of the beloved sport of baseball.