Survey has Boston near top of heap of nation's best baseball cities

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Beginning with 2004's Reverse the Curse miracle, Sox have done pretty good. (Courtesy photo)

With the 2019 World Series in full gear and tickets to see the games live costing hundreds to thousands of dollars, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on Best Baseball cities as well as accompanying videos o go along with its World Series Facts - Astros vs. Nationals infographic.

To determine the best places to be a fan of America's second most followed sport, WalletHub compared over 360 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional baseball team across 31 key metrics. They range from performance level of team(s) to average ticket price to stadium accessibility.

Top 20 Baseball Cities
1. New York, NY 11. Pittsburgh, PA
2. Los Angeles, CA 12. Minneapolis, MN
3. St. Louis, MO 13. Cleveland, OH
4. Boston, MA 14. Detroit, MI
5. Chicago, IL 15. Baltimore, MD
6. Atlanta, GA 16. Houston, TX
7. San Francisco, CA 17. Milwaukee, WI
8. Arlington, TX 18. St. Petersburg, FL
9. Oakland, CA 19. Philadelphia, PA
10. Cincinnati, OH 20. Washington, DC

Best vs. Worst

  • MLB: The Boston Red Sox have the best performance level, 60.49 percent, which is 1.4 times better than that of the Cincinnati Reds, the team with the worst at 41.77 percent.
  • MiLB: The Bluefield Blue Jays have the best performance level, 61.27 percent, which is 1.7 times better than that of the Bristol Pirates, the team with the worst at 36.04 percent.
  • NCAA: The Oregon State Beavers have the best performance level, 78.12 percent, which is 16.3 times better than that of the Saint Peter's Peacocks, the team with the worst at 4.78 percent.
  • Phoenix has the lowest average season ticket price (for MLB games), $20.86, which is 2.8 times less expensive than in Boston, the city with the highest at $59.32.

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