Baseball is not dying

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The phrase “baseball is dying” has become an ironic meme on Baseball Twitter in response to the evergreen questioning of baseball’s health as a mainstream sport. And while baseball can’t match the NFL in terms of cultural clout, the above chart shows that the sport is hardly dying. Average attendance at MLB games has grown by nearly 20 percent since 1990, a higher growth rate than either the NFL or NBA.

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