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What’s Happened To Baseball? PART 1

Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and Joe DiMaggio. All of these names are American sports legends produced by baseball, but they also all played before 1950. Baseball was the sport to watch and follow in the early twentieth century and no other sport rivaled it. Walt Whitman, one of the great American poets and journalists, said that “[he saw] great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game”. But by the mid 1900s, football and basketball emerged and baseball was forced to act to fight these new sports. Baseball was not able to act appropriately, efficiently, or intelligently and they started to lose fan interest and viewers. Baseball has been on a decline since the mid 1900s and there were huge effects felt from outside forces and society. New technology changed how baseball was played as well as the competing sports and each sport was able to use the new technology to their advantage except for baseball. Finally, baseball had several internal issues that led to its fallout and it is still recovering to this day. Continue reading What’s Happened To Baseball? PART 1