DominicanLou wrote:If I had a son and from a young age I knew he had to make a living either playing baseball or playing golf, I would surely make him play golf. The chance for success is much higher in golf. It is much more difficult to be a major league caliber baseball player.
Let's see... 25 players per major league team, during the regular season... 30 teams... 750 MLB players, and six times that many minor leaguers, at least (six minor league teams per MLB team).
There are... what... 140 players with TOUR cards? And there's no minimum salary. Some of them are making $70,000 per year, without benefits. That's the salary of an upper-middle class family. I'm sure a lot of people around here make more than that.
Now, how many kids are playing golf? Probably not as many as baseball. But, even if the amount playing golf is only 1/4 that of baseball, it's still a better chance to become an MLB player, statistically, than a PGA golfer.
[Edit: Looks like about 260 players managed to play in TOUR events last year. Approximately 180 made more than the MLB minimum salary. Compare 260, though, to the over 2500 players who play in MLB and the top three levels of the minors (high-A, AA, and AAA).
For baseball to be easier to succeed it, the amount of kids playing golf would have to be less than 10.5% that of those playing baseball.]
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