The Influence Of Baseball In The 1920s

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Do you hear about baseball in daily life? Have you ever done minor league baseball? Have you watched a World Series game? In the 1920’s, baseball athletics augmented greatly, due the Great War that drove people to social adjustment and wanting to pursue a leisure life. The 1920’s were such a booming age of sports that the title “The Golden Age of Sports” was given to it. Baseball in the 1920’s launched a foundation to current baseball, though media popularity and leagues of the roaring twenties and today differ due to more advanced technology and social change, the rules and foundation of baseball have essentially remained the same due to tradition. First, baseball captured attention to America throughout the roaring twenties. “Three strikes, …show more content…
Tom Malon wrote, “The sports industry has grown exponentially due to its use as a media marketing goldmine.” Various sports networks advertise and boost sports ratings. ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a nation wide television/radio program that reaches to nearly seventy five million households. This is a drastic difference from 1920’s radio media. People now look at various social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the latest trending sports news and highlights (Burns). The internet plays a enormous role in social media now that differs from 1920’s. Television also intrigues many viewers to watch live sporting events (Malon). Fourteen million people watched the last World Series. This is nearly three times the amount of viewers of the 1920’s (O’Connell). Stadiums also contribute to the popularity of baseball. In the 1920’s, Wrigley Field and Fenway Park had a capacity of almost twenty thousand, now both fields hold nearly forty five thousand. Stadiums are also now filled with sponsorships, concessions, and newer technology drawing more attention to fans enjoyment and filling the teams with more profit …show more content…
The Majors became more integrated and Negro Leagues ceased to exist in 1951. Minor league teams, farm teams, high school teams, and collegiate teams started to play a bigger role in baseball. On the other hand, these teams were not as popular or opportunity filled in the 20’s. Younger baseball players had many league options from travel team baseball, that has a chance to play different teams across the nation, to school baseball, which plays different teams in their region. The Majors now produce star baseball players like Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw. In today 's game of baseball, many more opportunities are provided to play on a team at a younger age which encouraged baseball

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