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This thesis examines the extent of the diffusion of baseball across the world. Tracing the diffusion of baseball, and the diverse receptions the game has encountered on foreign soils, holds out the prospect of offering many insights into the global spread of the processes of globalization in general. By sport and our understanding of different responses to baseball, and developing our empirical knowledge to examining the extent of its diffusion, we will be in a position to draw more reliable and valid conclusions than have, thus far, been offered in relation to the global diffusion of baseball specifically, and globalization processes more generally.

With specific reference to baseball, many authors have concluded that we are presently witnessing an acceleration in the globalization of that sport. … However, the unanimity of these writers should not be allowed to conceal the fact that their arguments tend to have two things in common. Firstly, they are fundamentally ethnocentric. … Secondly, their generalizations lack any substantive empirical support.

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