Baseball is a sport that has been a part of American culture for over 150 years. It has been argued whether baseball is a regional or a national sport. Supporters of the regional designation argue that baseball's popularity is limited to certain regions of the United States and that local teams have a larger fan base than national teams. Supporters of the national designation argue that more people watch nationally televised games than regional ones and that baseball has a wide national following. Despite the debate, baseball has been an important part of American culture for over a century, making it both a regional and national sport.