Baseball is a beloved sport from the Golden Coast to the streets of New York. While Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle used to rule Major League Baseball, today’s top players include Mike Trout, Mookie Betts and Francisco Lindor. These stellar athletes carry on the proud tradition of MLB, and they allow different generations of Americans to come together and cheer on their hometown teams.
When you see the Los Angeles Angels play, you see Mike Trout in action. He has finished either first or second in the American League MVP voting season for six of his seven current seasons in MLB. Betts is the reigning champ when it comes to MLB batting average. Over the course of playing for the Boston Red Sox for three years, he posted 87 home runs, 82 stolen bases and 295 runs batted in. Naturally, no discussion of modern MLB would be complete without looking at Francisco Lindor. During the 2018 season, he led the league with 129 runs.
Millions of Americans come to see modern baseball. In 2017 alone, a total of 72,678,797 attendees witnessed baseball games in-person, more than any other sport that year. Major League Baseball may have roots dating back to 1869, but it is crystal clear people still have an immense passion for this pastime.