American Baseball League

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“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.” (Babe Ruth) Baseball is one of America’s favorite pastimes, with an avid following created around players and teams. Our enthusiasm for baseball is also shared with other countries where baseball has spread. Japan and the Dominican Republic both have professional baseball leagues. One of the ways these international leagues work together is the exchange of players. This business has brought many foreign league players to the United States. Within this exchange have been controversies about the ethicacy of the player’s payments and contracts. In the country where baseball is the most popular, even some of migrant players get mistreated. In this paper, I will look at the…show more content…
The first American baseball league was created, with help from the soldiers in the Civil War, creating the National Association of Base Ball Players. From here, baseball in American only continued to grow. As the popularity of baseball slowly emerged, more news stories turned away from cricket to watch the growth of a new sport. At this time, only white men can be part of these teams, a the same time, women could still not vote. Many countries didn’t even have women’s leagues until fairly recently. Today, there are two major baseball leagues in America, the National league and the American League, each with 15 teams. In 2014, Major League Baseball raked in 9 billion dollars in revenue. The American baseball craze has propelled the sales of tickets, gear, and merchandise, upon which teams are capitalizing. Baseball has also evolved with our society. Before segregation was banned, there were separate teams for African-Americans. The leagues these teams played under were called the “Negro Leagues”. Negro Leagues were first established alongside other white leagues at the beginning of American baseball. Segregated teams and leagues continued until the early 1950’s,
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