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- Type: Combo Pack
- Designer: Katies Paperie
- Download Size: 299.4 MB (approximate)
- Digital Papers: 15
- Page Elements: 82
Americans began playing baseball on informal teams in the early 1800s. By the 1860s, the sport, now unrivaled in popularity, was described as America's "national pastime." The modern baseball field was invented in 1845 by Alexander Joy Cartwright (1820-1892) of New York. He, along with the members of his New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, also devised the first rules and regulations for the modern game of baseball. On 19 June 1846, the first officially recorded, organized baseball match was played under these newly organized rules on Hoboken's Elysian Fields. On 3 August 1865, almost twenty years after that first game, 20,000 people attended the rain-shortened 5 inning championship game between the Mutual Club of Manhattan and the Atlantic Club of Brooklyn on the same spot. The event was depicted on a Currier & Ives print in 1866. "For Love of The Game" is inspired by the magic, stories, fables, controversies, and fascinating history of baseball - along with a deeply rooted love affair with the Boys of Summer. It contains a wonderfully nostalgic collection of handcrafted papers and elements perfect for scrapbooking your family's baseball memories.