Baseball is considered a development from an older game called rounders that was made popular inand Ireland. It became an extremely popular sport during and just after the American Civil War. It was called "America's Pastime" because during the late 19th and early 20th century it was probably the most widely played sport in the country. Baseball was to that time period as and television are to today. Before TV Baseball was what kids did after school and on the weekends and during the summer...etc. It was literally how America passed the time.
Before the time of television, the internet, DVD's and the rise of American football,, hockey, NASCAR, extreme sports, and the general splintering of American culture, baseball was probably one of the few things that almost every American knew something about and could discuss/share with their neighbors, coworkers, family members that they might sit down next to on a bus etc... Hence, it was the nation's pastime.
I don't think, in this day and age, we have a "national pastime" anymore. Culture is simply too splintered. American football may the most popular sport, but being the most popular sport does not make something the "national pastime." They became no life.
The current scandal testing the popularity of baseball as Americas pastime is the use of performance enhancing steroids.
it isn't called "Americas Pastime" for no reason, lol, best sport on earth in my opinon
No , Nascar is bigger no baseball is considers Americas favorite pastime!!
baseball is Americas pastime
Baseball is referred to as America's pastime because this is the country of its origin. Beginning in the mid nineteenth century, a baseball craze grew through America.
Different parts of the world, and or countries, take sports on different levels of severity. Example, Baseball is Americas pastime, as Hockey is Canada's pastime.
Baseball is the favorite sport and pastime of Panama.
Baseball is Japan's pastime.
baseball.. its our national pastime!
The National pastime is Baseball.
America's Pastime Vintage Baseball Live - 2004 TV was released on: USA: 3 July 2004
Baseball, it's the national pastime.
It has often been called 'America's Pastime'.
A hobby called numismatics.
It definatly has to be the New York Yankees because it has won the most championships in the history of professional sports and baseball is Americas pastime so this team has been celebrated in past and present.
His favorite pastime was playing guitar. In his pastime, John likes to fish. My favorite pastime is playing with cars. My pastime is eating food. Easiest!
Baseball- America's National Pastime
very popular... it's america's pastime! :)
baseball became the national pastime
In the United States, baseball is known as a national pastime and is the national sport of the country.
Use to be Baseball. But that has kind of shifted to football.
No. There are 30 pro teams, and baseball is known as "America's Pastime". it is very popular.
Gardening is a wonderful pastime.
My favorite pastime is to play.
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