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LAMM AT LARGE: Baseball is No Longer America’s Pastime

todaySeptember 29, 2022

Last week Albert Pujols reached a monumental plateau, hitting his 700th career home run. He became only the club’s 4th member.
You might not know that if you only listen to and/or read the sports news.
Aaron Judge’s pursue of Roger Maris’ American League single-season home run record has attracted little attention other than the sports pages.
Seldom has either story made the national news.
They are examples how national interest in baseball has fallen.
In 1998 when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa battled for the single-season home run, it was front page news. The national news shows led with it.  Ditto for three years later when Barry Bonds was setting the single-season home run record.
Then the steroid scandal broke. It was national news as well. Often the lead story in every medium. And interest in baseball faded even more.
While baseball isn’t going away, it’s now more of a niche sport rather than our national pastime..

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