What baseball teams were dropped during the great depression?

Question by Hailey: What baseball teams were dropped during the great depression?
I am doing baseball as a topic for the Great Depression, and these answers are needed. I don’t have enough time to look for them myself, It would be great for the help. xoxo

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Answer by Bert Weidemeier
Where did you hear that any teams were dropped, there was the same # of teams after the Depression as there was before the depression.

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  • October 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    It was the grimmest year of all for baseball during the Great Depression.
    When Roosevelt became president, sports looked bleak. Unemployment reached as high as 25 percent and few people could attend games. Baseball, the reigning sports king, had total attendance of 11 million in 1933 compared to 17 million in 1929.
    That same year the Cincinnati Reds declared bankruptcy. In fact, nearly all 16 teams were thrown into receivership at some point with the Reds, St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves in the worst shape.

    Players saw their pay slashed by about 25 percent, but they were lucky. The average wage for the American worker fell 50 percent during this time. A player making $ 3,000 in 1932 was still making twice as much as the typical industrial worker.

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  • October 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Where did you get the idea teams folded during the Great Depression? To the contrary, even though attendance at the games was down, every major league team survived the depression. In fact, baseball’s popularity exploded due to radio. Sitting around the radio listening to the exploits of your favorite teams was a great means of escapism. And moving into the 40’s and 50’s, baseball was ready to seize the opportunity and thrive.

    The teams that failed were in some of the non-MLB leagues. In fact, the economic pressures caused the Negro National League to fold. Semi pro teams came and went as the economic rivalries dictated.

    But Major League Baseball survived intact and set itself up to prosper. A prosperity that continues to this day.

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