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Yankees, Dodgers Lead MLB Teams Across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Metrics

04 / 01 / 14

A study by SBJ/SBD that followed fans of MLB teams on social media over three years shows that the Yankees continue to be the biggest brand in baseball. Over that time period, the Yankees have added more than 4.3 million new combined followers across Facebook and Twitter. The Yankees also contin...

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Tags: MLB Season Preview, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

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