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Updated: July 24, 2008, 11:54 AM ET
By Chris Sprow

WHEN IT COMES TO RULES CHANGES IN BASEBALL, "SOAKING THE RUNNER" OWNS YOU TODAY!

According to the record books, the first official baseball game was played on this very day, 162 years ago. On that day the "New York Nine" pounded the Knickerbockers 23-1, a game noteworthy because a) Pete Rose lost 4 grand when he had the over at 22, a bad beat by any measure, and b) Isiah Thomas wasn't coaching the Knicks. (Also, back then, BALCO started with "Brooklyn Area…") Since that day, ...

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