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Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 12 June 2011 15:03

Based upon purchases of baseball related items in retailers across the country, participation in baseball is seeing a resurgence compared to last year.

The National Sporting Goods Association, who has tracked sporting goods retailers, team dealers, sales agents and manufacturers since 1929, shows in its Sports Participation in 2010 survey results that interest in baseball grew 8.9% to 12.5 million participants nationwide over the year prior.

Baseball paced behind only basketball for team participant sports. Basketball saw a 10.1% increase to 26.9 million participants.

But, the largest growth sport is individual. Yoga’s participation rate skyrocketed in 2010, growing 28.1% to 20.2 million participants over the year prior. Ommmmmm….

See details via the National Sports Goods Association.


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