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The 112th World Series By The Numbers & 2016’s Best Baseball Cities

With the 2016 World Series kicking off today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 112th World Series By The Numbers infographic to go along with its report on 2016’s Best Baseball Cities.

To determine the best places to be a fan of America’s second most followed sport, WalletHub compared the 361 largest U.S. cities with at least one college or professional baseball team across 25 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 Detroit, MI
2 St. Louis, MO 12 Oakland, CA
3 Los Angeles, CA 13 Kansas City, MO
4 Atlanta, GA 14 Cleveland, OH
5 Boston, MA 15 Minneapolis, MN
6 Arlington, TX 16 St. Petersburg, FL
7 Cincinnati, OH 17 Baltimore, MD
8 San Francisco, CA 18 Milwaukee, WI
9 Pittsburgh, PA 19 Seattle, WA
10 Chicago, IL 20 Philadelphia, PA

112th World Series Fun Facts
174 Years – Combined length of the Cubs’ and Indians’ World Series title droughts (two longest in MLB).

14.7 Million – Average viewership for the 2015 Series (up 26 percent since 2014).

$15,000 – Cost of the silver and gold “Commissioner’s Trophy,” made by Tiffany and Co.

View the infographic here:

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