Compared with the present, professional baseball in the early 20th century was lower-scoring, and pitchers, including stars Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson , were more dominant. The " inside game ", which demanded that players "scratch for runs", was played much more aggressively than it is today: the brilliant and often violent Ty Cobb epitomized this style.  The so-called dead-ball era ended in the early 1920s with several changes in rule and circumstance that were advantageous to hitters. Strict new regulations governing the ball's size, shape and composition, along with a new rule officially banning the spitball and other pitches that depended on the ball being treated or roughed-up with foreign substances, followed the death of Ray Chapman after a pitch struck him in the head in August 1920. Coupled with superior materials available after World War I, this resulted in a ball that traveled farther when hit. The construction of additional seating to accommodate the rising popularity of the game often had the effect of reducing the distance to the outfield fences, making home runs more common.  The rise of the legendary player Babe Ruth , the first great power hitter of the new era, helped permanently alter the nature of the game. The club with which Ruth set most of his slugging records, the New York Yankees , built a reputation as the majors' premier team.  In the late 1920s and early 1930s, St. Louis Cardinals general manager Branch Rickey invested in several minor league clubs and developed the first modern " farm system ".  A new Negro National League was organized in 1933; four years later, it was joined by the Negro American League . The first elections to the National Baseball Hall of Fame took place in 1936. In 1939 Little League Baseball was founded in Pennsylvania. By the late 1940s, it was the organizing body for children's baseball leagues across the United States. 
Anyone who grew up with “Field of Dreams” as one of their favorite movies will know the nostalgia that comes with a good old fashioned game of baseball. Whats more, the dream of having your very own field in your backyard is something that most people consider to be too lofty of a goal. However if you are really serious about getting a field on your own property, it’s quite possible. It’s not even as complex as a basketball court or tennis court, since a baseball field is made of just dirt and grass. However there are a few tricks to be considered before taking on the project, namely the issues of trees and tree removal.
The strength of baseball is that every child can play. Nations Baseball understands that the recreational player is the cornerstone of youth baseball. If kids are provided an affordable opportunity to play, they will build team teamwork and love of the game, not just bat last and play every other inning. We have taken our bulk buying power to provide local leagues with an amazing package that can save thousands of dollars in wasted fees that can go right back into your community. Will we dictate to you with rules and restrictions? No. Your community knows best what your kids need. We provide a structure for you to run your league, the opportunity for tournament play, and some amazing web tools to help run your league. And then we get off your back. Sound good?