He dipped his helmet in thanks to the spectators before his first at-bat.Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones received a standing ovation at Boston's Fenway Park on Tuesday night (pictured) after being subjected to racial abuse from fans in the same stadium the previous night The Red Sox won Tuesday night's game, beating Baltimore 5 to 2.To settle the matter, the two men appointed a commission, headed by Abraham Mills, the fourth president of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs.The commission, which also included six other sports executives, labored for three years, after which it declared that Abner Doubleday invented the national pastime. The late Civil War hero "never knew that he had invented baseball".
Jeter is the all-time Yankees hit leader and was named team captain in 2003.[But] 15 years [after his death], he was anointed as the father of the game", writes baseball historian John Thorn.The myth about Doubleday inventing the game of baseball actually came from a Colorado mining engineer.Vintage games are live contests that seek to portray the authenticity of the early game.(The term "reenactment" is a common misnomer; games are contested and not meant to recreate a specific historical event.) The history of baseball in the United States can be traced to the 19th century, when amateurs played a baseball-like game by their own informal rules using home made equipment.