Why is baseball not famous outside of America compared to Soccer & Cricket?

Why is baseball not famous outside of America compared to Soccer & Cricket? I know basket ball was invented in Canada, but still neither basketball or baseball are famous!? Did they copy baseball off cricket and american football off rugby because they can't face gettin beaten by countries like England, West... show more Why is baseball not famous outside of America compared to Soccer & Cricket? I know basket ball was invented in Canada, but still neither basketball or baseball are famous!? Did they copy baseball off cricket and american football off rugby because they can't face gettin beaten by countries like England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, South Africa and India? I mean come on lets face it Baseball is only famous in North America isn't it? or who knows maybe they would probably face american invasion after gettin beaten up? lol

btw just wanted to share this too.. i was reading this list and i was like wow

( web: http://www.mostpopularsports.net )

1) Soccer / Football: 3.3-3.5 billion fans (Europe, Africa, Asia, Americas, etc.)
2) Cricket: 2-3 billion fans (India, UK, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Asia, Australia, etc.)
3) Field hockey: 2-2.2 billion fans (Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia)
4) Tennis: Around 1 billion fans (Europe, Americas, Asia)
5) Volleyball: Around 900 million fans (Asia, Europe, Americas, Australia)
6) Table tennis: Around 900 million fans (Asia, Europe, Africa, Americas)
7) Baseball: Around 500 million fans (US, Japan, Cuba, Dominican Republic)
8) Golf: Around 400 million fans (US, Canada, Europe)
9) Gridiron (American football): 390-410 million fans (US mainly)
10) Basketball: Not more than 400 million fans (US, Canada mainly)
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