Yet it was in the century's first six decades that baseball came to be considered more than just an entertainment.
But it was only recently that baseball came into prominence there.
"What I've been through, having a baseball come back at me is the least of my worries."
The baseball came down into his hand and did not go back up.
He said he thought a baseball had come through the window.
In some ways, baseball has not come very far at all.
If there is a strike, baseball, however diminished, will come back, as it always has.
Unfortunately, they hold the playoffs just when baseball comes back.
This is what baseball has come to as the players' strike begins its seventh month today.
Better yet, maybe baseball will come to its senses and not make the switch.