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Who invented baseball?
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  1. Contrary to popular belief, Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball. The false notion spread when a committee was formed in 1907 to document the beginnings of baseball. According to this committee, Doubleday drew a diamond as a youngster in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839, for a new game he called Town Ball. In reality, though, and according to the Baseball Hall of Fame, bank teller and draftsman Alexander Joy Cartwright is the father of modern baseball.

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