Few People Know Indiana Was Home To The First Professional Baseball Game In America
By Tori Jane|Published March 27, 2023
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Everyone knows that Indiana is pretty much the home of speedway racing (it was, in fact, the very first place to hold a long-distance automobile race – and we all know how that turned out). But did you know that yet another beloved sport was also birthed here, and most folks have no idea? Yep – Indiana was the first state to ever hold a professional baseball game. That’s right: baseball. America’s pastime was born right here in the Hoosier State, and honestly, we’re pretty proud of it. Of all the historic firsts in Indiana, we get to claim baseball as our own. Check it out!
Are you a baseball fan? Did you realize we have so much to brag about? We didn’t, but now we do! What’s your favorite team? Let us know!
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