Talk:History of baseball in the United States

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The African American leagues[edit]

Isn't the section header "The African American leagues" overly-PC? The whole section then details the Negro leagues. I realize it mentions Hispanics, but they also played in the Negro leagues. It seems perfectly appropriate to title that section "The Negro leagues" since it then refers to the main article Negro league baseball. I would change it myself, but I was not looking to fight the PC authoritarians. Am I missing something? Thoughts? 64.85.217.144 (talk) 10:07, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Never mind, it appears to have been changed in this edit by an IP who also edited Obama's page and was subsequently blocked. Seems like trolling to me, so I am going to restore the Negro league heading. FYI. 64.85.217.144 (talk) 10:15, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

MLB Historian revises baseball's roots[edit]

Seems to me that the beginning of this page need a rewrite according to this recent article. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/sports/baseball/13thorn.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=John%20Thorn&st=cse Ckruschke (talk) 15:28, 14 March 2011 (UTC)Ckruschke

History of Major League Baseball[edit]

Any chance we can get a separate article going?--Levineps (talk) 05:13, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Women[edit]

It's absurd that an article titled "History of Baseball in the United States" doesn't mention women at all (apart from a brief mention of WWII). This article should really become a history of men's baseball or have a section for women inserted. Blythwood (talk) 02:46, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

I think you have the wrong article.--Gciriani (talk) 03:26, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Ha, should stop drunk-editing. :D No idea why I wrote basketball at first, but I think it's a relevant point though. I've edited the original comment. Blythwood (talk) 04:31, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Then start the section Women in the history of baseball. I see there is already an article on women in baseball, and you can start borrowing from that article. Once there is enough material to make it longer than a couple of paragraph, somebody will take further initiative to split the articles.--Gciriani (talk) 11:39, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

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Sections needing citations[edit]

I noticed that large swaths of the article has no citations, or just a few. To make it easier for anyone who wants to fix it, here's a list of the sections that have absolutely no references:

  • Growth
  • Professionalism
  • Rise of the major leagues
  • The Negro leagues
  • Babe Ruth and the end of the dead-ball era
  • The war years
  • Pitching dominance and rules change
  • Players assert themselves
  • The marketing and hype era

Additionally, these sections do have some references, but could probably use more:

  • The dead-ball era: 1900 to 1919
  • Racial integration in baseball
  • The Major Leagues move west
  • The steroid era

ShimmerFairy (talk) 01:01, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

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First "Pro" game[edit]

Dletter (talk) 00:02, 21 May 2017 (UTC) http://wane.com/2017/05/03/monument-at-fort-wayne-park-marks-first-ever-baseball-game/ Seems like this would be some good information to get included into the article (including maybe the photo of the monument).