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Old 08-26-2019, 12:08 PM
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There is a Major League team in Atlanta and two in Texas both of which were Confederate state. There are minor league teams throughout the South. It is also quite popular at colleges there. They get a longer season than norther states because spring comes earlier.

Little League is divided into regions. There is a Southeast which consists of some of the Confederate states plus West Virginia. The Southwest [sic] region has Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and some other states that had not joined the US by the time of the Civil War.

So yes Baseball is quite popular in the South. I also seem to recall stories of baseball being played in prisoner of war camps during the Civil War.

Last edited by OldGuy; 08-26-2019 at 12:09 PM.