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Leadoff Spot: Yankees Remain Most Popular MLB Team For Ninth Consecutive Year

The Yankees are once again the most popular team in MLB, a distinction they have held since '03, according to data from Harris Poll. The Red Sox and Braves rank second and third, respectively, with their positions unchanged from last year. The Cubs and Mets round out the top five. The Orioles saw the biggest jump in the rankings, up seven spots to No. 13, which is their best ranking since '07. Despite their World Series win, the Giants slipped seven spots to No. 14. The Brewers also saw a sharp drop, down eight spots to No. 19. Listed below is a trend showing the popularity of MLB teams over recent years. This year's poll was conducted online among 2,163 U.S. adults from June 13-20 (Harris Poll).

HARRIS POLL: FAVORITE MLB TEAMS
TEAM
'99
'07
'08
'09
'10
'11
Yankees
2
1
1
1
1
1
Red Sox
8
3
3
2
2
2
Braves
1
2
2
3
3
3
Cubs
3
5
4
4t
5
4
Mets
12
7
10
11
6
5t
Dodgers
7
11
5
4t
8
5t
Phillies
16
18
6
7
4
7
Rangers
15
16t
20t
15t
12t
8
Cardinals
4
4
9
6
10
9
Tigers
10
6
7t
8
12t
10
Mariners
6
8
17
10
12t
11
Twins
11
20
11
13
9
12
Orioles
9
13t
22
17t
20t
13
Giants
26
13t
13t
9
7
14
Reds
13
9
18
15t
16
15
White Sox
20
21
13t
12
15
16
Indians
5
13t
7t
25t
17
17t
Royals
24
28
20t
29
19
17t
Brewers
21
10
13t
14
11
19
Rockies
14
27
13t
23t
20t
20t
Angels
23
23t
29
27t
25t
20t
Astros
22
12
12
19
28
22
D'Backs
n/a
22
19
23t
18
23t
A's
19
19
23t
20t
23t
23t
Pirates
18
16t
23t
22
25t
23t
Rays
n/a
25
28
17t
22
26
Nationals
n/a
29
26
27t
27
27t
Marlins
25
23t
25
25t
29
27t
Padres
17
26
27
20t
23t
29t
Blue Jays*
28
30
30
30
30
29t
 

NOTE: * = Sample is limited to U.S. residents

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