Arts and Entertainment

Change in Sports

Millions of people went to sports events, and baseball was particularly popular.

Time period: 1920-1960

Location: Sport stadiums and events across the country.

Cause and Outcome of Event:

Cause: People earned several vacation weeks vacation per year.

Reason: Employee's worked 40 hour weeks, and own more labor saving devices making more time for leisure activities.

Result: More fans than ever attended baseball, basketball, and football games; others watched professional

Importance: Baseball became "America's Pastime"

Significance: Baseball players were making more money, and becoming more famous.

To Whom: Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, etc.