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Comment on What baseball teams were dropped during the great depression? by David.

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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