The MCC Museum at Lord's is trying to dispel a few myths, and reveal some surprising connections, in a new exhibition that looks at the shared history of cricket and baseball.
The earliest known written reference to both games indicate that both started in Surrey - baseball was being played near Guildford in 1755 and cricket at the town's Royal Grammar School in 1550.
The Curator of Collections, Adam Chadwick, took reporter Andrew Hosken on a trip back in time.
'Swinging Away: How Cricket and Baseball Connect' is on display at Lord's Cricket Ground until December 2010.
Images courtesy: Marylebone Cricket Club, National Baseball Hall of Fame, CC Morris Cricket Library, RV Photography,
Getty Images and the Press Association.
Music by KPM Music and Nat King Cole.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley and Andrew Hosken. Publication date 20 May 2010.
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