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View Poll Results: City that is biggest on baseball?
St. Louis 75 46.30%
New York 20 12.35%
Boston 31 19.14%
Chicago 20 12.35%
Los Angeles 6 3.70%
Other 10 6.17%
Voters: 162. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-02-2016, 06:26 PM
 
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Besides that, look at the number of major leaguers produced in states like Connecticut or Missouri per 1 million residents (from your own source).

California edges those states by a whole, what? half a player per million residents? Is that even statistically significant?

Your representation of California as a far greater producer of major leaguers, of the reasons why, and of the implications thereof is totally, totally disingenuous, and you know it.

(actually....it occurs to me that you probably don't...oh well....)
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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St. Louis has a great baseball organization. It's one of the biggest cities for baseball, but a lot of that has to do with there being not much else to do in the area.

St. Louisans are a bit cliquish on baseball. If you don't like baseball in St. Louis prepare to be ostracized.

Go cardinals!
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:03 AM
 
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St Louis....lol lol lol lol
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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The Top 5

The five best baseball towns are all on inland waters, on the Great Lakes and the other four on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. .

#1: Milwaukee

Milwaukee, the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan) entry, is number one. In 2015, the Brewers attracted the equivalent of 1.24 trips to the stadium per capita. This may be surprising, because the Brewers are nowhere near the top in terms of their capacity used during games (approximately 75%) or in their average attendance of 31,000, one-third short of the major league baseball leading Los Angeles Dodgers (46,000).

#2: St. Louis

The expected leader, river-city St. Louis came in second, attracting 1.21 visits per capita. However St. Louis drew many more people than Milwaukee, with an average crowd of more than 44,000. Even if I had wanted to go to a game (I have been to at least one in three decades), it could have been hard to find a seat. The Cardinals filled 98.8% of their seats in 2015. However, they had to settle for second place on this indicator as well, as the San Francisco Giants were number one with 99.4% of their seats filled each game (The timing of this article is purely coincidental with the announced move of the National Football League Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles: See Note 1)..

#3: Kansas City

The state of Missouri’s other team --- also on a river --- ranked third. Kansas City drew 1.12 fans per capita in 2015. The Royals had an average crowd of 33,000 and filled a creditable 89% of the stadium on average.

#4: Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Reds placed fourth, with an average of 1.09 fans per capita. The Reds, however, had an average crowd of 30,000 and filled only 70% of their seats each game on the banks of the Ohio River.

#5: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, also a river city, was in fifth place, with 0.94 fans annual per capita. Pittsburgh’s average attendance was 31,000 and did a bit better in filling its capacity, at 80%.



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Old 10-04-2016, 08:33 PM
 
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The Top 5

The five best baseball towns are all on inland waters, on the Great Lakes and the other four on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. .

#1: Milwaukee

Milwaukee, the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan) entry, is number one. In 2015, the Brewers attracted the equivalent of 1.24 trips to the stadium per capita. This may be surprising, because the Brewers are nowhere near the top in terms of their capacity used during games (approximately 75%) or in their average attendance of 31,000, one-third short of the major league baseball leading Los Angeles Dodgers (46,000).

#2: St. Louis

The expected leader, river-city St. Louis came in second, attracting 1.21 visits per capita. However St. Louis drew many more people than Milwaukee, with an average crowd of more than 44,000. Even if I had wanted to go to a game (I have been to at least one in three decades), it could have been hard to find a seat. The Cardinals filled 98.8% of their seats in 2015. However, they had to settle for second place on this indicator as well, as the San Francisco Giants were number one with 99.4% of their seats filled each game (The timing of this article is purely coincidental with the announced move of the National Football League Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles: See Note 1)..

#3: Kansas City

The state of Missouri’s other team --- also on a river --- ranked third. Kansas City drew 1.12 fans per capita in 2015. The Royals had an average crowd of 33,000 and filled a creditable 89% of the stadium on average.

#4: Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Reds placed fourth, with an average of 1.09 fans per capita. The Reds, however, had an average crowd of 30,000 and filled only 70% of their seats each game on the banks of the Ohio River.

#5: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, also a river city, was in fifth place, with 0.94 fans annual per capita. Pittsburgh’s average attendance was 31,000 and did a bit better in filling its capacity, at 80%.



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I would like for you to explain how the Red Sox Could possibly have 5,700,000 fans/season in an 81 home dates and a capacity of 37,000?
Or how the Yankees could have 24,800,000 fans/year, at stunning 306,000/game, which may break the fire code about 6x over.
Fans/capita is skewed towards small markets.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:17 PM
 
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I would like for you to explain how the Red Sox Could possibly have 5,700,000 fans/season in an 81 home dates and a capacity of 37,000?
Or how the Yankees could have 24,800,000 fans/year, at stunning 306,000/game, which may break the fire code about 6x over.
Fans/capita is skewed towards small markets.
Plus it's probably based on city limits, not metros. St. Louis city proper population is low but as a metro and TV market it is quite large
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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St. Louis is the only MSA outside the top 15 that consistently ranks in the top 5 for attendance. I don't like the Cardinals, but it's one of the few places left in America where baseball crowds out the NFL.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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Boston gets sports press from a lot of winning the last decade, but all things being equal, it's no different than most other avid sports towns. It's not the best for any individual sport.

I highly doubt the attendance figures and hype will last post-Brady, post-Ortiz, etc.
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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St. Louis is the only MSA outside the top 15 that consistently ranks in the top 5 for attendance. I don't like the Cardinals, but it's one of the few places left in America where baseball crowds out the NFL.

I agree with St. Louis being number 1, but this is easy now considering STL is the only metro left that has a baseball team but no NFL team (except for MIL, but the Packers are still local to them)
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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I see little if any mention of Denver as the Rockies despite not really contenders of late rank 11th for attendance this year, with an average home game of 32K attending. This in a city and metro area ranked 19th overall in population.
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