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Top 10 Baseball Teams: #1 New York Yankees

We have a winner! FanWide’s #1 Baseball Team is the New York Yankees. Perhaps no team in sports is as well-known as the Yankees. The iconic logo can be seen on hats everywhere not only in New York, but also across the country and across the world. Playing in New York, the nation’s largest market, the Yankees are always at the center of attention. They are perhaps best known for their rich history with a league-leading 27 World Series wins, a number which could soon rise even further. With a talented young roster led by stars such as right fielder Aaron Judge, young righty ace Luis Severino, and an elite bullpen, the Yankees look poised to make another title run in 2019. 1st place finishes in categories of World Series wins, Forbes value, and total social media followers earned the Yanks the #1 spot on the Top 10 Baseball Teams list.

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Teams were evaluated in 9 different categories (visit this blog post to see the methodology). The Yankees graded out as follows:

Category Count MLB Rank
Fan Clubs (FanWide) 174 3
World Series Wins since 1903 27 1
Playoff Series Wins since 2000 15 2
Wins (last 5 years) 446 6
All Stars (Last 5 years) 18 2
National Games Televised (This Year) 19 2
Attendance (Average Last 3 Years) 39209.31 4
Forbes Value (in billions) 4 1
Total Social Media Followers (Millions) 14.04 1


Top 10 so far:

10. Cleveland Indians

9. Toronto Blue Jays

8. New York Mets

7. Houston Astros

6. San Francisco Giants

5. St. Louis Cardinals

4. Chicago Cubs

3. Boston Red Sox

2. Los Angeles Dodgers

1. New York Yankees

Fan Clubs: 174 (3rd)

The Yanks have 174 fan clubs listed with FanWide, the world’s top fan club network, the third most of any team. If you want to start your own Yankees fan club in your city, please contact FanWide today.

World Series Wins: 27 (1st)

The Yankees have the league’s most World Series titles by a sizable margin. Their most recent championship came in 2009, and they also won 4 out of 5 years (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000) in the late 90’s and 2000.

Recent Playoff Series Wins: 15 (2nd)

Though they have only won two World Series titles since 2000, the Yankees have still made some deep playoff runs, with the second most recent playoff series wins.

Recent Regular Season Wins: 446 (6th)

The Yankees have been a consistent regular season threat over the past 5 years, with 5 season above .500 winning percentage, highlighted by a 100-win 2018 campaign.

Recent All-Stars: 19 (2nd)

Numerous Bronx Bombers have made recent All-Star appearances, led by lockdown reliever Dellin Betances (4), Aaron Judge (2), and Luis Severino (2).

Nationally Games Televised in 2019: 18 (2nd)

As baseball’s most recognizable team and one of its best, the Yankees will feature heavily slots such as Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN this season, as they are scheduled for 18 nationally televised games (in the United States).

Average Attendance: 39,000 (4th)

The Yankees rank 4th in baseball in attendance. The new Yankee Stadium, which ranks 6th in total capacity at 47,300, is always an electric baseball atmosphere.

Forbes Value: $4 billion (1st)

Per Forbes’ annual team valuations, the Yankees are the most valuable team in the MLB.  The Forbes valuation considers business factors which can contribute to popularity, such as market size, merchandise sales, sponsorships, TV deals, and other sources of revenue.

Aggregate Social Media Followers: 14.04 million (1st)

The Yankees have the league’s top social media following, pacing the league in the category with 14.04 million total social media followers (8.6 million Facebook Likes, 3.3 million Twitter followers, and 2,1 million Instagram followers), all of which are excellent sources of news and highlights for Yankees fans everywhere.

The Yankees earned the top spot by leading 3 categories and finishing in the top 6 in all 9 categories. No matter where you live or travel, you can find other Yankees fan clubs near you through FanWide, the world’s largest fan club network.

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