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Persuasive Essay

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Baseball

One, Two, Three strikes you’re out at the old ball game! This is the 7th inning stretch chant at all baseball games. Baseball is an old sport that originated from the 18th century. Many people believe it’s a long and boring sport with nothing to it. After reading and understanding its history it should change someone’s view of the “boring sport”. Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. More specifically, Major League Baseball refers to the organization that operates North American professional baseball's two major leagues, the National League and the American League, by means of a joint organizational system which has existed between them since the 1900’s. Major League Baseball teams play a 162 game season. The American League operates under the Designated Hitter Rule, but the National League does not. In 2000, the American and National Leagues were officially divided as separate legal empower with all rights and functions consolidated in the commissioner's office. MLB effectively acts as a single league and as such it completes one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. Major League Baseball is controlled by an agreement that has undergone several structures, then called the N.L .Constitution, with the most recent revisions being made in 2005. Major League Baseball, under the direction of its Commissioner, hires and maintains the sport's umpiring crews, and negotiates marketing, labor, and television contracts. As is the case for most North American sports leagues, the "closed shop" aspect of MLB effectively halts the yearly promotion and delivery of teams into and out of the Major League by integrity of their performance. Major League Baseball is mostly funded by private enterprises, but also partially funded directly by public taxes. MLB maintains a unique, controlling relationship over the sport, including most aspects of minor league baseball....

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