Baseball fans and the general public both value a ballplayer’s character more than his talent. 63% of the public say character matters most. 64% of the public who are baseball fans agree. However 31% of the fans say talent is more important compared to 24% of the general public.
And, when it comes to being role models, 48% of the general public think baseball players teach kids mostly good things on and off the field. A greater percentage of those who call themselves fans (56%) believe players are good role models.