Sport: Baseball Slipping

Hard upon the heels of a report that baseball, "The Great American Game," is widely popular in Japan (TIME, Jan. 11), comes another report, that baseball is no longer "The Great American Game."

Major John L. Griffith of Chicago found it out. He made a survey of baseball for the National Amateur Athletic Federation. He questioned 10,000 athletic directors of elementary schools, high schools, colleges, welfare organizations; questioned sporting editors, coaches, sporting-goods manufacturers, and the Young Idea itself. He found that little Tatterbreeches of the...

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