What is the origin of the baseball dugout? Why and when were they first used and dug into the ground?
Question #36826. Asked by baseballnut.
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bluegill 20 year member
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According to Nightmare (our resident baseball expert) the dugout probably started in 1844 because there were rules governing the size of them in 1845. He thought that they were dug into the ground so the dugout wouldn't block the view of the fans.