By the mid 19th Century a game called ‘poona’ had developed in India that more closely resembled modern-day badminton. Britishe army officers picked up the game and brought it to england and so on. Now we play the sport for fun and the sports close relative tennis.
Americans began playing baseball on informal teams, using local rules, in the early 1800s. By the 1860s, the sport, began to get popular, was being described as America's "national pastime." The first recorded baseball game was held in 1846 when Alexander Cartwright's. In 1858, the National Association of Base Ball Players, the first organized baseball league was formed.