That implies that just two clubs have more fans who live in their city than any other MLB team: the Braves and the Astros. It's rather intriguing. Baltimore, on the other side, comes at towards the bottom of this list, surrounded by Philadelphia, Washington, and Pittsburgh. More information may be found on Nick's blog.
The most obvious place to start is with population size. The largest city in every league is New York City, which has over 80 million people living within its borders. Next is Los Angeles, with nearly 40 million people.
After that, things get a little bit tricky. Chicago has almost 20 million people, but most of them live in Cook County, not the city itself. Houston has about 10 million people, but most of them live in Texas, not Louisiana or Missouri as one might expect from watching TV shows and movies.
3 there are balls and bats involved. If you see number three, then you're at a big-league game. Otherwise, you're at a minor-league game or perhaps a college game.
The city is home to two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams: the National League (NL) Chicago Cubs, who play at Wrigley Field on the North Side, and the American League (AL) Chicago White Sox, who play at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side. In addition, the Chicago Bears of the NFL play in Chicago.
The Chicago Blackbirds were one of eight teams that competed in the original MLB season in 1876; they finished last in their division with a record of 44-100. The team was sold and moved to Baltimore after one season where it became known as the Orioles. The Baltimore franchise has won five World Series titles since making its debut in 1890.
In 1901, the Chicago White Stockings played in the first modern World Series against the New York Giants. The White Stockings lost in seven games. In 1903, the White Stockings changed their name to the White Sox.
In 1910, the White Sox joined the AL and have been members ever since. They have won more than half their games each year except for 1915 when they had a record of 72-41 but lost the Division Pennant to Detroit by 1 game. In 1959, the White Sox beat the Yankees in six games to win their first World Series title. They have won three more times since then. In 2005, the White Sox were defeated by Houston in seven games in the ALCS playoff series.
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The New York Yankees and the New York Mets are the city's current Major League Baseball franchises. The New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) and the Brooklyn Dodgers were both formerly based in the city (now the Los Angeles Dodgers). The Yankees, who first played in New York in 1883, have won more National League titles than any other team - 11 - and World Series championships - six.
The Mets debuted in 1962 and have since become one of baseball's most successful teams, with five National League pennants and three World Series victories under their belt. In 2001, they became the first wild card team to win a Division Title when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games to advance to the NLCS where they lost to the Yankees.
The Yankees have featured some of the greatest players in MLB history, including Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, and Mike Trout. While the Mets have only had two players go on to play in the Hall of Fame so far: Tom Seaver and Ralph Houk.
There have been many great games played at Yankee Stadium over the years, including Game 7 of the 2009 World Series between the Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.