Why is Baseball So Popular?
Baseball is a round bat-and-Ball sport played between two competing teams that each take turns batting and then fielding their respective teams. When a team leader on the field throws a ball to one of his players on the field, called a pitcher, who then attempts to hit the ball with a batsman, the game is immediately underway. Each team takes turns playing until there is an end result, which is typically a score of either a single or an overtime victory depending on how each team performs during the game.
In the United States, Major League Baseball is the professional Americanized version of this sport, while the National League is the American-based Professional Baseball League. Because of this distinction, there are two conferences for the two teams playing against each other: the American League (NL) and the Central Division (CSS) of the National League. In addition, there is also a World Series that is played between the two teams; the winner gets to represent the United States in the World Series.
Baseball is played in all 50 states within the United States, although the American League and the National League only play regular season baseball in different parts of the country. However, since minor league baseball is not yet organized, it is not included in the regular season schedules of either league. Many fans throughout the United States and Canada enjoy this popular pastime, which has grown into a multi-million dollar industry. As a result, hundreds of colleges and universities offer baseball programs, giving students the opportunity to become involved in this unique sport.