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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 Yankees21111 Red Sox82222 Braves13333 Dodgers74t85t4 Rangers1515t12t85t Tigers10812t105t Cubs34t547 Mets121165t8 Phillies167479 Giants26971410 Cardinals4610911t White Sox2012151611t Twins111391213t Indians525t1717t13t Reds1315t161515 Mariners61012t1116 Orioles917t20t1317t Angels2327t25t20t17t Royals24291917t19 Rockies1423t20t20t20 Brewers2114111921t Raysn/a17t222621t Padres1720t23t29t21t Pirates182225t23t24 D'Backsn/a23t1823t25 Nationalsn/a27t2727t26 Astros2219282227t A's1920t23t23t27t Marlins2525t2927t27t Blue Jays*28303029t27t
NOTE: * = Sample is limited to U.S. residents.