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What Fewer Fans Means for the Future of ‘America's Pastime’

By Maddy Foley

80 years ago, the first baseball game was aired on American television. But it wasn’t a major league match — it was a simple college day game, in New York City. Within a handful of years, watching baseball on television became as American as baseball itself. But today, baseball viewership is down. Way down. Maddy Foley explores what fewer fans means for the future of America’s pastime.


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