What was the importance of baseball to the economy during the Great Depression?
Baseball was important because all the people that were at war left families home and since it was Americas past time everyone went anytime they could
Because of the great depression baseball had what was known as the strike meaning that all nobody could aford to come to games and players were starting to get sent back down to the minors
With the above said, there were several reasons that baseball was important to the economy of the United States during the Great Depression. Economies work better when money is exchanged.
By attending baseball games, the fans gave business to the baseball clubs by buying tickets to games. In addition to that, fans supported the jobs of vendors in the stands, by buying beer and popcorn as examples. Other jobs were supported at games such as ticket takers and grounds crew people.
Most baseball fans had to use cars or public transportation to get to the ballparks. This meant paying bus fares and buying gasoline. So, once again we see money "moving" in exchange for goods and services.
The depression not only caused economic stress, it caused personal stress. Stressed people are reluctant to invest money or begin a business. Baseball made people happy and allowed them relief from the depression. A happy person is more likely to do things that stimulate business. This type of activity gave some relief to the economic woes of the US.
During the Great Depression, baseball did not help with the economy. During that time, baseball games were extremely cheap to attend, but the fans did not have the funds to go out and splurge on entertainment. They needed to use their money wisely and that means only on necessities, not for enjoyment.
During the depression in Australia did the American company Goodyear have a baseball team in Australia?
That's why it is called "the depression," because it was the biggest time of great financial hardship in the recent past. "The Great Depression" and "The Depression" are the same thing. Although, some people talk about us entering "a depression" sometimes, and they are talking about the economy now, not back then.
The New Deal did a lot to help America during the Great Depression including providing jobs and other aid to the people, and the New Deal brought us closer to the end of the Great Depression. But it was indeed World War II that brought us out of the Depression because and economy of war is always stronger than an economy of war.
The Dust Bowl became symbolic of the struggles of the American farmer, not just during the Great Depression, but throughout U.S. history. Moreover, it showed the importance of the mid western United States (the Bread Basket) in terms of the U.S. agricultural economy and food production in general. Images from the Dust Bowl, made famous through Dorthea Lange, became symbols of the Great Depression, showing the deprivation faced by the average American during the 1930's.