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President Woodrow Wilson throwing out the first ball, opening day, 1916.
President Woodrow Wilson throws out the first ball, opening day, 1916

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America's national pastime, baseball in some form has been played in this country almost since the first settlers arrived. Although it possibly evolved from an English game, baseball is now thought of as a uniquely American sport. From Little League to the Major League, players of all skill levels enjoy testing their prowess on the "Field of Dreams." Famous players, catchy songs, and the standard stadium food of hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts make going to a baseball game a favorite summer outing for many Americans.

Jackie Robinson, in Kansas City Monarchs uniform, 1945.
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