Why Baseball Became So Popular

Baseball is the sport that evokes nostalgia among Americans. Most Americans like the National Football League, the National Basketball League, but they love Major League Baseball more. Baseball is the best sport in the world. What other sport offers you 162 games in a season? The answer is none.

Baseball offers about six months of games. The NBA has 82 games in a season and the NFL only offers 16 games in a season, which doesn't necessarily require perseverance to be good at this sport. I'm not saying that soccer isn't an intense sport that needs incredible amounts of athletic talent. I'm just saying that baseball requires a consistency that no other sport has.

While other sports hit you on the head with time restrictions in which quarters or periods are limited to 15-minute intervals, baseball is relaxed and carefree. Baseball decides when it wants to finish. The increase in competition and the use of screens to watch sports came at an inconvenient time for baseball. In the late 1860s, the popularity of baseball led to the development of the first professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings.

On the other hand, many people can start playing baseball without any significant level of skill for the sport. Even though the National Football League has some of the craziest fans, especially in Oakland and Cleveland, they're not as committed to their teams as major league baseball fans are. Despite the fact that baseball is an iconic American sport, it developed over an extraordinarily long period of time. In a way, it describes baseball players in the United States as a group of desperate humans fighting individually to achieve a collective goal.

This era was commonly referred to as the Golden Age of baseball, as its popularity was at a frantic level across the country. One of the main reasons why baseball is no longer the favorite of American sports is because of competition and the dawn of the television era. During this year, a Princeton student wrote that she played “ball” and referred to the game as a “baseball game.” Although the convention says that Jackie Robinson was the first African-American player to play professional baseball in the major leagues after this ban was lifted in 1947, in reality several African-American players were playing professional baseball before the ban or posing as Native Americans. In 1791, a meeting house in the city of Massachusetts was designed to keep the baseball game out of sight from its windows.

The number of people who attend this baseball ceremony is usually staggering, and there are no other major and more famous sports awards like the Hall of Fame. Many kids will be thrilled to hear that loud “bang” when the baseball bat hits the ball. Even before the development of the Red Sox, some of the best amateur players were paid to play in specific clubs, indicating the increasingly competitive nature of baseball.

Rosanne Fajardo
Rosanne Fajardo

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