Constructing the Past


What makes the home run so magical? Why is it the one play in baseball that has stood out above the rest for its ability to bring in fans? The answer lies in the drama and excitement that the home run brings to the game. The home run has constantly been baseball’s grace when faced with falling attendance. In three specific time periods, the 1920s, 1960s, and 1990s, the home run provided a spark that reignited the dying flames of interest among baseball fans across saving America.