The New Ball Game

Now that baseball is big business, small towns may not be able to keep minor league professional teams afloat.

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Premiere Date
July 1, 2002
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
Producer

Steve Holmes

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The Film

For more than a hundred years, communities in rural America have formed their identities through sports — especially baseball. But young people are fleeing small towns and so are baseball teams. Baseball is now big business and small markets can no longer afford to keep minor league professional teams afloat. Will mom-and-pop baseball franchises be able to hold on?

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