The paper 'Critical Analysis Showing the State of Play for Major League Baseball" is a good example of a management case study. Sports management is a unique discipline that differs from a normal for-profit organization and non-profit organization management. It falls in a commercialized but non-profit division that includes other arts such as music, painting and curving among others. This makes it a bit complex to manage as marketing focuses on increasing the number of fans to attract more sponsors and to sell more tickets. This subject sports management to a number of unique challenges that sports managers need to overcome (Smith & Sterwart, 2010, p.
2). This paper focuses on evaluating the management of Major League baseball organization, an American organization that comprises of 30 clubs. The paper reviews the organization's history, strategic objectives, special features, organization lifecycle, and other contextual factors. The History of Baseball and Major Baseball League Baseball originated in America and it has been played all through centuries. Although it is hard to track the exact origins of baseball modern game, the game linage can be generally traced back to the integration of rounders and cricket games that were introduced to America by European settlers.
The modern baseball game is believed to have been created or invented by Civil War Union soldier by the name Abner Doubleday, though there is no proof for this allegation. The formal baseball rules can be traced back to 1838, with the first formal game under these rules being played in 1846. Since then, the game has been growing and developing creating many other rules that define the modern baseball game.
The initial reference baseball game was played in 1856. Baseball experienced considerable growth after the Civil War were middle-class merchants started dominating the game. The initial baseball team by the name ‘ all-professional’ was formed in 1869. The players in the team were generously paid for their participation in the game. This contributed greatly to the development of Baseball in America. More teams were formed, and game management became the key thing.
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