The Pros And Cons Of Major League Baseball

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More than 73 million baseball fans attended Major League Baseball games in 2015. Large cities in the United States of America that host baseball teams offer national media and fan bases that generate multi-billion dollar revenues. The average cost of attending a MLB game, for a family of four, is over $200. MLB fans have many choices in concession food and drinks. Detroit Tigers owner Mike Illitch of Little Caesers Pizza owns his own concessions company so don 't expect a variety of pizza offerings at Comerica Park. These revenues enable team owners to hire the best players in the country. Currently the American League and National League consists of 15 teams each. The average value of a Major League Baseball team is $1 billion according to Bloomberg. Media coverage in magazines, newspapers and billboards has brought in sponsors. This attracts players to …show more content…
It offered a mid-season break in which the greatest players in each league play against one another in a demonstration game. In 1936 the Baseball Hall of Fame was instituted and five players were elected: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner. The Hall formally opened in 1939 and honors the players, managers, executives and umpires who have achieved excellence in baseball. The museum gives insight into baseball 's past. It presents the struggles and defeats that made champions. It honors World Series winners. In the Plaque Gallery there are 310 Hall of Fame members ' bronze plaques honoring their achievements. Names you may recognize include; Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Roberto Clemente, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Reggie Jackson, Willie Mays, Cal Ripken, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Nolan Ryan, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, John Smoltz and Ken Griffey, Jr. The Detroit Tigers inductees are Sparky Anderson, Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Hal Newhouser, Al Kaline and George

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