A few days ago I attended what turned out to be the 200,000th Major League Baseball Game seince the founding of the National League in 1876.
I did not know this was the case when I entered the stadioum in Houston.
Well….it seems these nice folks below knew.
Sometimes you just show up someplace and there is a blog post already waiting for you.
The 200,000th game involved the Colorado Rockies defeating the Houston Astros by a score of 4-2 in 13 innings.
Here is a list of the all the major leagues and a number of other historical statistics from Baseball-Reference.com. There have been 6 recognized major leagues in professional baseball history.
A great book to learn the history of Major League Baseball is Koppett’s History of Major League Baseball by Leonard Koppett.
A strong history of the Negro Leagues is Shades of Glory by Lawrence D. Hogan.
Everything is better when we know what came before. Context gives meaning to events.
Below is a picture from the 200,00th game. This picture features a beer vendor and an outfielder.