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Countries Where Baseball is the Most Popular Sport

Name the seven countries of the world in which baseball is the most popular spectator or participatory sport.
Based on a quiz by Gassu69
Source: Wikipedia articles of the individual countries
Quiz by joez
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First submittedJuly 16, 2018
Last updatedSeptember 10, 2018
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Americas
Cuba
Americas
Dominican Republic
Asia
Japan
Americas
Nicaragua
Americas
Panama
Asia
Taiwan
Americas
Venezuela
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level 55
Jul 16, 2018
um.. how about the untied states??
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level 30
Jul 16, 2018
Basketball.
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level 69
Jul 16, 2018
According to the source, it is (American) Football.
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level 77
Jul 27, 2018
And yet whenever there's a question about baseball people still complain about this having no application to people outside the USA. Baseball is in 3rd place there.
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level 78
Jul 30, 2018
Who untied them?
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level 79
Aug 10, 2018
I think it was George Washington and his gang of thugs. The world hasn't been the same since then.
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level 75
Sep 30, 2018
Pining for the days of feudalism?
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level 72
Sep 30, 2018
Abraham Lincoln tied them permanently.
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level 67
Sep 30, 2018
Nori Aoki, Kendrys Morales, Yordano Ventura, Bruce Chen, Salvador Perez, Chien-Ming Wang, and Cheslor Cuthbert: the Kansas City Royals have had at least one player from each of these countries since 2014. I'm going to guess that no other team can say that. Throw in a Colombian, a Brazilian, a couple of Aussies, a Mexican, and a Mennonite, and I'm pretty sure they're unique.
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level 59
Sep 30, 2018
I never knew about Taiwan. Interesting.
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level 43
Sep 30, 2018
Would have thought South Korea would be on this list, too
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level 67
Sep 30, 2018
I am Korean. Baseball is the most popular professional sport here, by far. Also very popular for kids to play it. Taekwoondo is more popular for kids to participate in, but baseball is the number one spectator sport.
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level 77
Sep 30, 2018
I used to live in Seoul and while I did see that baseball was popular there it seemed like it was probably #3 after StarCraft and soccer. and maybe behind basketball and martial arts, too.
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level 67
Sep 30, 2018
No matter how many gamers might claim otherwise, esports are not sports, so StarCraft doesn't count.
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level 77
Sep 30, 2018
Whatever you say. But that doesn't change the fact that there are *far* more Koreans going to PC Bangs to spend all day playing games competitively than there are those playing baseball, and when I was there they even had a channel on TV that did nothing but broadcast matches (mostly StarCraft), some filmed in a studio with a live audience, so I would say that they easily draw more spectators, too. I also had many students who aspired to be professional StarCraft players, but none that had any interest in baseball.
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level 77
Sep 30, 2018
Watching other people play games always seemed silly to me, regardless of the game being played.
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level 67
Sep 30, 2018
https://www.statista.com/statistics/829536/south-korea-most-popular-sports/ KBO consistently draws the most spectators. K League is struggling to keep up their attendance. KBO players also make more. Soccer becomes popular only when there's a big international game, especially against Japan. The national team is popular, but anywhere you go you're more likely to see baseball on the television than soccer. People who claim in surveys to "enjoy soccer" are responding to the national fervor around these international games. They're casual national team fans, rather than sports fans.
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level 41
Sep 30, 2018
Surprised at no USA and Canada, Japan too... I think I pictured them being more into athletics or tennis. Today I learned... ;)
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level 21
Sep 30, 2018
Japan is there.
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level 66
Sep 30, 2018
Canada??? Hockey is the number 1 spectator and participatory sport here.
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level 60
Oct 1, 2018
Canada would have more than just one MLB team if it was more popular.