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There is no human experiences that is more intense than that found in the act of sports competition.

Whether you are a participant or a spectator the endorphin released from the brain race throughout your body,  explodes with the uncontrollable anticipation of the pending outcome.

You can't change it as it is hardwired into the human DNA. We humans will find a way to bet on anything and have done so from the beginning of our species.

It is the stuff that makes Fantasy sports so popular and engaging. 

But let's face it Fantasy Spots is just a new form of sports betting  and it has been with us since the beginning of organized sports. 

It was the game of Baseball, however, that made the most significant impact on the phenomenon we call sports betting.

But, why baseball you may ask?

The answer to that question will likely, most likely, prompt some controversy but let me just throw it out there.

The game of baseball is the most difficult game to master than any, "Ball Sport", ever developed.

It is more difficult than Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Hokey, Soccer, Cricket, Bowling or Rugby just to name a few.

I make this claim with no disrespect to any of the aforementioned popular sports but baseball offers more options for wagering than any of the others.

Stop over at "Why Baseball is King", and see the full answer to my claims about the game of baseball.

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When I started this article I found myself a bit confused. What was the Park's actual name?,  Was it Washington Park and if so Why? Who was in charge of naming these new structures? Why did they all have more than one name at the same time?

Well as it works out the blame lies with the Baseball Owners. Almost every new stadium built carried the phrase "Also Know As" and that is how the Fans liked it. It was actually the Fans that determined what name the stadium would carry. 

Brooklyn had it's Park but so did Chicago, Philadelphia, Ohio and Missouri. Each parks name was fueled by the neighborhood in which belonged. When you look at it there is no difference even in today's Baseball

The growth and popularity of almost every region of America was dependant on  the presence of a Professional Baseball Stadium.

The Stadium was one of those Historic Cathedrals but it would die before it's time.

It was clear that the ultimate value of a Baseball Stadium comes from the performances on the field. Those performances are made memorable because of the Athletics who played the game. Player acquisition became an art form and, often times that quest would, challenged the legal system.

Player stealing and Team Hopping became a way of life and ultimately led to the adoption of ,what is now, the Collective Bargaining System.

It was the Home runs that brought the fans to the parks and Eastern Park could not deliver. To add insult to injury the park was built in what was called the Dead Ball Era which exasperated the parks woe's


Home> (Baseball Field History, The Evolution of Our Field of Dreams)

Eastern Park & The Home Run

This new stadium was a Glorious Cathedral that was eagerly anticipated. This original, all wood, structures was built on a large parcel that allowed the field dimensions to be very large. The finished Stadium, like most of the time, was too big and didn't give the fans what they were looking for, the Home Run.

A Home run to left had to travel over 300 feet and clear a wall 25ft high. It took a shots of over 380 feet in the allies and over 410 feet to dead center.

It was the Home runs that brought the fans to the parks and Eastern Park could not deliver. To add insult to injury the park was built in what was called the Dead Ball Era which exasperated the parks woe's

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