time In an era whenpeople worked extremely hard day in and day out, to only make a meagerliving, people searched for something more. Men would work endlessly longhours and seek anything to release their tension. They would long for ahobby , or as some would say, a pastime. However, here in the United statesthere was yet to be such a thing.
Americans desired a game to call theirown. They longed for an American pastime. The development of baseballaffected the countries economy, aided in the unification of the nation,resulting in it becoming the symbol for America’s culture and society. Aseverything has a story as to where it came from, or how it came about,baseball has its own. It has been said that baseball was started inCooperstown by a man with the name of Abner Doubleday, but that is only astory. According to Ken Burns in Baseball an Illustrated History he states,”The game’s real past, like that of the country that claims it, is morecolorful and more complicated. Both the nation and the national pastime arethe creation of many hands from many places: the history of each is filledwith low comedy and high drama, reactionaries and revolutionaries