Baseball Popularity Declines Among Kids, So MLB Teams Offer Free Tickets, Kids Clubs

April 3, 2015 10:30 AM

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Baseball Popularity Declines Among Kids, So MLB Teams Offer Free Tickets, Kids Clubs

For American kids today, the idea that baseball is the national pastime holds true only in the past. The number of kids who play baseball fell 24% during the ’00s, and it has continued to decrease since.

Unsurprisingly, the percentage of kids who are fans of the sport has been on the decline as well. In an ESPN Sports Poll conducted last year, 18% of 12- to 17-year-old Americans described themselves as avid baseball fans. That’s the lowest it’s been since the survey started being conducted in 1995. ...

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