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  • Yankees Top MLB Team Popularity; Baseball Followers At Lowest Level In A Decade

    The Yankees are the favorite MLB team among baseball fans, keeping the top spot the club has occupied since '03, according to results from a recent Harris Poll. The study, which was not conducted last year, surveyed 2,210 U.S. adults online between June 12-17. The Red Sox and Braves again rank second and third, respectively. The Dodgers rank in the No. 4 spot in '13, while the Rangers and Tigers were tied at No. 5. Meanwhile, the percentage of respondents who said they follow baseball (34%) was at the lowest level since at least '04. The figure for '13 was down from 36% in '11 and '10, after hitting a 10-year high of 41% in '09 (Harris Poll).

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

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

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