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Old 08-26-2019, 12:19 PM
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My own observation is that, yes, in the South, football is a bigger deal than baseball -- but, fundamentally, that's been true in *most* of the U.S. for decades.

Major League Baseball didn't have a team in the "old South" until the 1960s -- the Houston Colt 45s, now known as the Astros, were formed in 1962, and the Braves moved to Atlanta from Milwaukee in 1966. But, to be fair, until the 1950s, Major League Baseball was really a regional league; it had teams no further west, nor further south, than St. Louis. But, there were (and still are) a number of minor leagues in the South, as well.

Also, many of the most successful college baseball teams are located in the South, including LSU, Texas, Virginia, and Miami.

So, is football bigger than baseball in the South? Yeah, I'd definitely say so. Does baseball have no presence or fan base in the South? I don't think that that's the case.