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Old 10-12-2012, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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So basically, I calculated this measure just by entering the name of the team and seeing how many likes the official team pages got. Here's what I got:

1) New York Yankees - 6,080,397
2) Boston Red Sox - 3,724,633
3) Chicago Cubs - 1,718,759
4) San Francisco Giants - 1,544,871
5) Texas Rangers - 1,403,166
6) St. Louis Cardinals - 1,328,512
7) Philadelphia Philies - 1,250,288
8) Atlanta Braves - 1,232,131
9) Los Angeles Dodgers - 1,174,739
10) Detroit Tigers - 1,085,584
11) Chicago White Sox - 934,536
12) Minnesota Twins - 782,047
13) Cincinnati Reds - 613,759
14) Milwaukee Brewers - 608,435
15) New York Mets - 608,008
16) Cleveland Indians - 547,227
17) Los Angeles Angels - 521,524
18) Seattle Mariners - 515,715
19) Colorado Rockies - 486,623
20) Toronto Blue Jays - 464,780
21) Tampa Bay Rays - 439,401
22) Houston Astros - 433,088
23) Baltimore Orioles - 419,331
24) San Diego Padres - 390,816
25) Pittsburgh Pirates - 373,628
26) Oakland Athletics - 355,182
27) Kansas City Royals - 305,160
28) Miami Marlins - 291,833
29) Arizona Diamondbacks - 274,016
30) Washington Nationals - 196,985
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Thanks. Great effort. Here are some you missed:

Montreal Expos - 155,494
Brooklyn Dodgers (two sites) - 6.712
Seattle Pilots - 166
Reynosa Broncos (Mexican League) - 3,611
Yomiuri Giants - 14,232
Cuba Beisbol - 360
Pawtucket Red Sox - 23,254
Sacramento River Cats - 25,138
Batavia Muckdogs - 1,594

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Thanks. Great effort. Here are some you missed:

Montreal Expos - 155,494
Brooklyn Dodgers (two sites) - 6.712
Seattle Pilots - 166
Reynosa Broncos (Mexican League) - 3,611
Yomiuri Giants - 14,232
Cuba Beisbol - 360
Pawtucket Red Sox - 23,254
Sacramento River Cats - 25,138
Batavia Muckdogs - 1,594
Haha I just wanted to do currently active MLB franchises.

FB did come into existence right when the Expos were leaving town, so there could be plenty of hold overs from there.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hey look at that, Atlanta's in the top 10. I'm surprised. I'm also surprised by the gap between the Yankees, then the Sox, and then everybody else. I mean I expected those teams to be at the top but I didn't expect the gaps to be so big.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Hey look at that, Atlanta's in the top 10. I'm surprised. I'm also surprised by the gap between the Yankees, then the Sox, and then everybody else. I mean I expected those teams to be at the top but I didn't expect the gaps to be so big.
I think 20 years ago, Atlanta would have been in the top 3 or 4, along with the Cubs, because all their games were televised on cable everywhere.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Hey look at that, Atlanta's in the top 10. I'm surprised. I'm also surprised by the gap between the Yankees, then the Sox, and then everybody else. I mean I expected those teams to be at the top but I didn't expect the gaps to be so big.
The Yanks and the Sox are pretty much shoved down our throats via ESPN, movies, books, etc. Think about how often those two teams are mentioned in popular American culture vs. other MLB teams. Naturally, the idea of "baseball" is then boiled down to those two teams.

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I think 20 years ago, Atlanta would have been in the top 3 or 4, along with the Cubs, because all their games were televised on cable everywhere.
Yeah, Atlanta would've definitely been probably either 3 or 4. I remember even here in LA, I'd get broadcasts of Braves games (via TBS) and Cubs games (via WGN), since both of those channels were standard in any basic cable package back in the 1990s.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Haha I just wanted to do currently active MLB franchises.

FB did come into existence right when the Expos were leaving town, so there could be plenty of hold overs from there.
This is nit picking but the "like" feature on f book came much later.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I think 20 years ago, Atlanta would have been in the top 3 or 4, along with the Cubs, because all their games were televised on cable everywhere.
Yeah but we're a long way from that and Atlanta gets completely ignored/disrespected as a sports market so I didn't think we'd be top 10.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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The Yanks and the Sox are pretty much shoved down our throats via ESPN, movies, books, etc. Think about how often those two teams are mentioned in popular American culture vs. other MLB teams. Naturally, the idea of "baseball" is then boiled down to those two teams.



Yeah, Atlanta would've definitely been probably either 3 or 4. I remember even here in LA, I'd get broadcasts of Braves games (via TBS) and Cubs games (via WGN), since both of those channels were standard in any basic cable package back in the 1990s.
If you add up the two Chicago teams, they get somewhat closer to Boston....
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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This is nit picking but the "like" feature on f book came much later.
No you're right...I've had my Facebook since 2006 and I should've remembered that.

It would be interesting to track this over time and see where the bandwagon starts going.
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