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Description <p>America’s national pastime since <p>America’s national pastime since about 1860. Writing about rounders in 1898, Gomme mused that “An elaborate form of this game has become the national game of the United States.”  The term “baseball” actually arose in England as early as 1748, referring to a simple game like rounders, but usage in England died out, and was soon forgotten in most parts of the country.  The term first appeared in the United States in 1791.</p> ed in the United States in 1791.</p>
Game Eras Derivative  +
Game Family Baseball  +
Invented Game true  +
Sources <p><span>Gomme, <em>Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Volume 1</em>.2, page 146.</span></p>
Term Baseball  +
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