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In the United States, technically Baseball is the older professional sport. By 1856 baseball was considered to be the national past time. In 1857, the first professional baseball teams were established. Professional football did not make its debut until 1892.

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Baseball is the national sport in the usa but soccer is the national sport worldwide.

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Baseball & Football were well established in the U.S. by 1900. Football more so than Baseball. I would not say they were national sports at that time.

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