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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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