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MLB, Reader Survey 2012

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Most effective MLB team owner

Hal Steinbrenner (New York Yankees) 16%
Nolan Ryan (Texas Rangers) 11%
Mike Ilitch (Detroit Tigers) 10%
William DeWitt Jr. (St. Louis Cardinals) 10%
Larry Baer (San Francisco Giants) 10%

Responses 665

Least effective MLB team owner

Fred Wilpon (New York Mets) 16%
Jeffrey Loria (Miami Marlins) 14%
David Glass (Kansas City Royals) 11%

Responses 638

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MLB team that has shown the most innovation in its business practices

San Francisco Giants 14%
Boston Red Sox 9%
New York Yankees 9%
Washington Nationals 8%

Responses 626

Should the Oakland A’s be permitted to move to San Jose, despite the territorial claims of the San Francisco Giants?

Yes 63%
No 23%
No opinion 15%

Responses 680

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Team you would most want to work for

New York Yankees 17%
San Francisco Giants 12%
Boston Red Sox 10%

Responses 646

Sponsor that does the best job activating around MLB

Anheuser-Busch 35%
Chevrolet 10%
MasterCard 10%
State Farm 10%

Responses 671

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