The Baseball-Bowling Connection
According to Major League Baseball, approximately 73 million people attended a game in 2016. The Bowlers Journal estimates 67 million knocked down a few pins last year. Coincidence? Ok, almost certainly. But one can’t deny the long, strong, proud historical connection between these two most American of leisure activities–a traditional ably continued today by, among others, the great Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who in addition to being one of the best players in baseball can also claim multiple 300 games on the lanes (Betts has competed in PBA-sanctioned bowling tournaments, making him the only two-sport star currently active on a major league roster. It might not be Bo Jackson tearing out of the backfield, but it’s not nothin’).