Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports
Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports

Chicago ranked No. 5 baseball city in America


by - Senior Editor -

Chicago was ranked as the fifth best baseball city in America according to the latest study by WalletHub.

The company compared 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

2 Los Angeles, CA

3 St. Louis, MO

4 Atlanta, GA

5 Chicago, IL

6 San Francisco, CA

7 Cincinnati, OH

8 Boston, MA

9 Pittsburgh, PA

10 Arlington, TX

11 Oakland, CA

12 Minneapolis, MN

13 Detroit, MI

14 St. Petersburg, FL

15 Baltimore, MD

16 Milwaukee, WI

17 Cleveland, OH

18 Philadelphia, PA

19 San Diego, CA

20 Kansas City, MO

2018 World Series Facts

$1,965 vs. $1,290: Average ticket prices for 2018 World Series games in Boston and Los Angeles, respectively

$2.14 Million: Amount the Los Angeles Dodgers spent on each regular season win, compared to the Boston Red Sox’ $2.11 million

$1.15 Billion: 2016 revenue for MLB Advanced Media, the league's digital arm

$2.58 Billion: Disney's 2016 and 2017 investment in MLB Advanced Media's spinoff, BAMTech, for a 75 percent stake

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