The article explores popularity of baseball in the U.S. during 1934 when the country was struggling to recuperate from a near economic collapse sparked by the stock market crash nearly five years earlier. It reports that in August 1934 baseball team McAllen Lions were traveling to Mexico City to take on the Aztecas billed as the championships of the republic during hard economic times when drought plaguing some parts of the county.
Torres, R., & Knoch, K. (2017). McAllen Nine Invade Mexico City. Journal of South Texas, 31(1), 123–125.
Journal of South Texas