In response to growing concern, on September 16, 1940, President Roosevelt signed off on the Selective Training and Service Act. The Selective Training and Service Act required every American male between the ages of 21 and 35 to register with their local draft boards. The United States was in full swing preparing a defense program “to ensure the independence and freedom of the United States.” There were no exceptions when it came to registering for the draft. If one were a male between the ages the Selective Training and Service Act required, regardless of profession they would be registered and ready to fight if the day c...
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... then some. Following the war, Major League Baseball’s attendance gradually increased as the years went on. From what I have concluded, Major League Baseball was able to survive the Second World War by the game being used as a source of morale and a way to escape from the concerns of war. Baseball also had to find ways to stay in the American public eye during the time of war as the game was losing many supporters. By way of the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the use of unique tactics to keep the game afloat, baseball successfully remained in the public eye. World War II came and went and for a moment in time it seemed as if Major League Baseball would be just another casualty at the hands of the war. However, that was not the case as Major League Baseball was able to gain many more supporters as the war ended and life went on.
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