This is the story of the first professional sports league. The intrigue, the drama, the scantily-clad girls holding placards, the beheadings! Follow the Mayan Ball League from its inception as a roughly played pick-up game to the marketing megalith it became to the unsightly end at the hands of the owners and players, whose greed cost them their livelihood, in some cases literally.
The Mayan Ball League enjoyed a long, sweeping history full of characters and athletes and promoters who will shock and amaze you. After all, it was so popular, in its day, it was simply known as “The Ball Game.”