The reigning World Series champs take the #3 spot! At the moment, there are few fan bases in all of sports happier than Boston Red Sox fans. For the Sox, 2018 was nothing but a resounding success. Following a franchise-record 108 wins in 2018, the team cruised through the playoffs to take home another Commissioner’s Trophy upon winning their 4th World Series. During this streak they lost only three total games while defeating the archrival Yankees, reigning champion Astros, and a Dodgers team making its second consecutive World Series appearance. Expectations couldn’t have been higher at the recent Red Sox Winter Weekend, held every January, an annual event that allows fans to hear from and even meet current players, team officials, and Red Sox legends. Led by young manager Alex Cora and stars such as right fielder Mookie Betts, designated hitter J.D. Martinez, and ace left-hander Chris Sale, the Red Sox (and their fans) hope to be firmly in the mix for another World Series title in 2019. As a franchise with a rich and storied history, the Red Sox are popular with fans in New England and across the country. It should come as no surprise that they graded out highly among FanWide’s Top 10 Baseball Teams, finishing third overall.
Teams were evaluated in 9 different categories (visit this blog post to see the methodology). The Red Sox graded out as follows:
|Fan Clubs (FanWide)||154||5|
|World Series Wins since 1903||9||3|
|Playoff Series Wins since 2000||14||3|
|Wins (last 5 years)||443||8|
|All Stars (Last 5 years)||17||5|
|National Games Televised (This Year)||20||1|
|Attendance (Average Last 3 Years)||36,024||8|
|Forbes Value (in billions)||2.8||5|
|Total Social Media Followers (Millions)||8.88||2|
4. Chicago Cubs
3. Boston Red Sox
Fan Clubs: 154 (5th)
The Red Sox currently have 154 fan clubs listed in FanWide’s database. The team also has an official fan club, Red Sox Nation, which provides Red Sox fans with numerous unique benefits, deals, and opportunities. If you want to start your own Red Sox fan club in your city, please contact FanWide today.