Baseball has always been viewed as America’s “past time” and rightfully so as it found its roots here in the States. But over the last several decades baseball has become more and more popular in other countries across the world.
So much so that a lot of the top MLB players are from other countries like the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Japan and Puerto Rico. There are still plenty of MLB players that are from the United States, but no one can deny how global the sport has become.
One could even argue that America is a few steps behind a few other countries as the sport has seen so much talent come from non-American countries in the recent past.