There are many factors....but here are a few.
In the early days it was a lot easier to get off work early (or a few hours) and go see the Yanks, or the Sox, or whoever your team was. Cities took great pride in their Baseball teams becasue for the most part, that is all they had. Baseball clubs were not competing with NBA teams and NFL teams back then either.
In the earliest days of baseball, Getting the game on television was not possible..... So if you did not have a ticket you would huddle with your budies around a radio to hear the game. But if you had a ticket, you would always go see your team.
When you go to a ball game, you have time to get a hotdog, or take a leak, and not miss any action at all. Between innings there is extra time to chat with your kids, friends, foes, in the crowd.
Lastly, the legends back then were something else. Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Mickey, and so on.
But many people belive that football should be our pastime because it is our sport. O and don't forget that Edgar Allen Poe is the best jedi ever!!!
because its one of Americas most watched and enjoyed sports
The National pastime is Baseball.
baseball.. its our national pastime!
In the United States, baseball is known as a national pastime and is the national sport of the country.
Baseball, it's the national pastime.
Baseball- America's National Pastime
baseball became the national pastime
Use to be Baseball. But that has kind of shifted to football.
First, you invited a bunch of guys down to the park to play baseball, the national pastime.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cooperstown, New York. Legend has it that the national pastime was invented and first played there in 1839.
Kite Flighing is and has been Afghanistan's pastime!
To start the 1910 season, President William Howard Taft through out the ceremonial "first pitch" to open the season for the Washington Senators game with the Philadelphia Athletics. Vice-president James Sherman and other national political leaders were also in attendance at the game. Many historian recognize this unpredented event as marking baseball as the "official" national pastime.
Praising Kim Yung Moon is their national pastime.
Spring and summer. it oddly, approximates the time-swatch of the American National pastime- Baseball.
Lou Gehrig's (a famous baseball player) famous quote was; "There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all."
Baseball is the favorite sport and pastime of Panama.
The National Sport of the United States is Baseball. That's is one of the reasons they call it the Great American Pastime.However, A national sport or national pastime is a sport or game that is considered to be an intrinsic part of the culture of a nation. Some sports are de facto (not established by law) national sports, as baseball is in the United States, while others are de jure (established by law) national sports, as lacrosse and ice hockey are in Canada.
Branch Rickey was the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. His main goal was to make baseball a national pastime for all Americans.
Officially, baseball is America's national pastime; but an argument could also be made for American-style football.