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Baseball: The Great American Pastime?

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posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 03:40 PM
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From deans-list.net...:

American imperialism doesn't extend to politics alone. It's been alive and well in Sport for more than a century. Major League Baseball started it all with the World Series. Professional baseball became known as the Great American Pastime at the turn of the twentieth century, but there was nothing international about MLB until decades later. Technically, baseball wasn't even our national sport until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947. Before that, the game was little more than the exclusive pastime of white people in America. Given the rising influx of Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Japanese stars, just to name a few, MLB has made significant strides in legitimizing the name of the Fall Classic. One day, the World Series may truly become the series of the world. And one day, Major League Baseball might be hailed as the Great International Pastime...




posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by deanchristopher
And one day, Major League Baseball might be hailed as the Great International Pastime...


and that would be an incredible day



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 02:07 AM
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Which I doubt will happen so long as sports such as football (non American) are still around.



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