Back To Mobile Site

On this day: June 19

POSTED: 10:50 PM CDT Jun 17, 2013    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Jun 19, 2013 

The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played, the Statue of Liberty's pieces arrive in New York Harbor, Father's Day is celebrated for the first time, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed, and "Garfield" debuts, all on this day.

OTD June 19 - baseball game
1 / 36
Public domain

1846: The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Elysian Fields in Hoboken, N.J., with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired the game and even fined one player six cents for cursing.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
There are currently no severe weather alerts.

ABC 17 News Most Popular Stories


ABC 17 Toolbox