Well, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did.
He was a big sports fan and loved Cricket. He was still paying football at 44 and Cricket at 55.
He got introduced to Baseball on a trip to the US sometime between 1894 and 1914.
He saw a 10-5 game in which there were 18 hits, 27 men left on base and 23 walks.
He said, despite my prejudice as an old cricketer I can't help but admit that Baseball is the better game. "It has many points which make it the ideal game for player and spectator, but if it were to come to England i would hope it would be played in a 'clean' manner rather than with the dirty tricks practised in america! (read "crazy '08' to get an idea what he's talking about)