Formula for acceptable dating age
Millennials are saying no to traditional marriage in record numbers…and that’s not all.In Western culture in the late 18th century, marriage transformed from an economic arrangement into a union based on love. The median age at first marriage is now 27 for women and 29 for men — up from 20 for women and 23 for men in 1960.
About 7 percent of Americans ages 18 to 39 have hypertension, defined as blood pressure that is 140/90 or higher.
That incidence climbs to 32 percent among those ages 40 to 59, and 65 percent for Americans 60-plus.
The self-styled "New York Nine" humbled the Knickerbockers by a score of 23 to 1.
Nevertheless, the Knickerbocker Rules were rapidly adopted by teams in the New York area and their version of baseball became known as the "New York Game" (as opposed to the "Massachusetts Game", played by clubs in the Boston area).
The first team to play baseball under modern rules were the New York Knickerbockers.
The club was founded on September 23, 1845, as a social club for the upper middle classes of New York City, and was strictly amateur until its disbandment.The club members, led by Alexander Cartwright, formulated the "Knickerbocker Rules", which in large part deal with organizational matters but which also lay out rules for playing the game.One of the significant rules was the prohibition of "soaking" or "plugging" the runner; under older rules, a fielder could put a runner out by hitting the runner with the thrown ball.The Knickerbocker Rules required fielders to tag or force the runner, as is done today, and avoided a lot of the arguments and fistfights that resulted from the earlier practice.Writing the rules didn't help the Knickerbockers in the first known competitive game between two clubs under the new rules, played at Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey on June 19, 1846.Part of the reason: Arteries tend to stiffen with age.