History and Importance of Baseball in the US Essay

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Baseball is an American icon. It is the Statue of Liberty, the bald eagle, ‘In God We Trust,’ Mount Rushmore, ice cream, apple pie, hot dogs, and rally monkeys. BASEBALL IS AMERICA.” At one time baseball held the hearts and captivated the minds of the majority of the United States of America with its luster and almost magical exuberance. It exerted this on minds of young children and all the way up to old men and women in America. Americans fell in love with the scent of ballpark hotdogs and the spectacle of beautiful ballparks to the crisp breeze of the air filled with thousands of voices belting “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” while eating a big box of Cracker Jacks. Something about the pure joy it brought upon the hearts of Americans …show more content…
These ballparks tend to epitomize everything people love/loved about baseball as America’s pastime and hosted some of the most historic and iconic events in the history of baseball. Wrigley Field remains as one of the most iconic sporting venues in not only baseball but in any sport in the world. When people think of Wrigley field they think of the ivy covered walls and voices yelling “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as well as the white flags and the old traditional style of the ballpark itself. Unfortunately for the loyal fans of the Cubs, they still remain without a World Series victory since the opening of the beautiful ballpark in 1916. When someone hears Fenway Park his/her mind drifts to thoughts of the green monster and the lone red chair. He/she thinks of all of the great players and all of the great events that have taken place at Fenway. Visions of Ted Williams, Curt Schilling, even the current player David Ortiz, “Big Papi,” whose name, in my opinion, will one day carry the same magnitude as any of those other aforementioned players’ cycle through the heads of old men and women and bring back memories of a different time and place in baseball and make it all seem real again if even for just a second. The words “Yankee Stadium” and “The House that Ruth Built” synonymously weave through the minds of anyone who knows anything about sports. The Yankees throughout time held the contracts to some of the most iconic baseball players in history including,…

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