Who had imagined that a game which initially began as a substitute to cricket would gain such a massive fan-following in the next few decades in the United States? Baseball has its origin in the United Kingdom.
In the late 18th century, British immigrants popularized the sport all across the nation and since then Baseball never looked back. In the following years, it got relegated to the status of a religion across the US.
British sports journalist Henry Chadwick contributed greatly towards making this game popular by simplifying its complicated rules – he is often referred to as the ‘father of Baseball’. He rose to unprecedented fame from being just a journalist to an ace Baseball analyst in a very short span of time.
Why This Championship Series 2016 Is So Important?
Chicago Cubs will face Cleveland Indians for National League Championship Series (NLCS) title match. If Chicago Cubs win the tournament then it will be almost after 108 summers that they will get hold of such a prestigious trophy.
Interestingly, Cleveland Indians too will have an equal chance to create history if they win the series. They won it last time in 1948 – so after around seven decades they will have the same golden chance again.
As per the latest report, Cleveland Indians are currently leading the series 3-2, one more win means they will triumph the series. But Chicago Cubs’ astonishing performance in Game 5 has kept the battle open. Either of the teams can pull-off a surprise. Both teams will clash today (Tuesday) at 8PM at Progressive field, Cleveland in Ohio for the final clash in the ongoing World Series 2016.
The format of baseball is such that it keeps fans glued to the game till the last moment. However uncertainty prevails here too. In the last few months, Los Angeles Dodgers failed to live up to the expectations despite the presence of highly flamboyant pitcher, Clayton Kershaw.
His mercurial performance on the field has inspired one and all. In 2008, he became the youngest MLB player to participate in the nation’s most prestigious baseball contest. Now, the 28-year-old is all set to surpass the record of Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax. But with Cleveland and Chicago fighting for the title, Kershew will have to wait for few more months to accomplish the feat.
A Do or Die battle for Chicago Cubs Tomorrow
According to the latest rankings, Chicago Cubs are leading the baseball rankings points table with record 103-58-1 and is being closely followed by Boston, Texas and Dodgers for the second, third and fourth spot respectively. But they are still trailing by 2-3 in the ongoing series against Cleveland Indians.
Don’t miss out the fun of the championship as both teams gear up for the final battle. Live streaming of the match will be available on this site. So, what are you waiting for? Witness your favorite Baseball performers from both teams live in front of your computer monitor hitting those glorious shots.