contextual_somebody OP t1_ixwkba6 wrote

Baseball is one of the most popular sports on earth with more fans than Rugby or Golf. There are a few international events, including the quadrennial World Baseball Classic. Japan holds the most titles.

Sidenote, The Netherlands currently holds the fifth spot on the global rankings.

Sidenote #2. Your outlook is almost stereotypically American.


contextual_somebody OP t1_ixv0k0n wrote

I don’t have a bubble or a dog in this fight. Baseball was rapidly becoming very popular and in some places it rivaled Soccer and the two sports shared a pitch.

West Ham hosted Baseball at the Olympics because of the Hammers’ history as one of the most successful baseball clubs in England.


contextual_somebody OP t1_ixuzad0 wrote

The Netherlands is currently ranked 5th in the world rankings. Italy is ranked 11th and Germany, 17th.

There is a baseball World Cup. Because something isn’t well known where you live, it might still exist.