Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Baseball Glove

Did you know Canada.. we'll be heading to T-Ball sign-up with my boys this week and that has got me thinking about baseball.

Many feel baseball is a true American sport, so it might surprise you to know that the Baseball glove was said to be invented in Canada in 1883!!

Art "Foxy" Irwin is said to invent the baseball glove, though some contend he just made it popular and we may never know the whole truth. We do know that in 1883 Art broke 2 of his fingers on his left hand from a hard hit ball which caused him to purchase a large buckskin glove and fill it with foam so he could continue to play.

This was supposedly known as the Irwin Glove and picked up by many other players.

Others say players had been experimenting with similar glove designs in years prior to 1883 so we will never know for sure, but we can be proud of Toronto born Irwin none the less!

6 comments:

  1. I love all the new things I learn about our country on your blog! Love, love, love!

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  2. T ball registration is a sign of spring, right? Canadians rule!

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  3. Always awesome tidbits of our country. :)

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  4. It is nice to know such information. I learned something new today because of your blog. Thanks a lot for sharing this info. And I am looking forward to read more FYI.
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