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Most Popular Major League Baseball Team in Every State, According to Ticket Sales

Most Popular Major League Baseball Team in Every State, According to Ticket Sales

What team is your state watching?

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This year, March came and went, but there was no baseball. No pitchers and catchers, no home runs and no Cracker Jacks. Even America’s pastime was halted by the coronavirus pandemic. But in June, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached an agreement to play ball. What team will all your neighbors be rooting for this (short) season? Here is the favorite baseball team in every state.

Methodology

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To determine the favorite baseball team in every state, The Active Times reached out to ticket marketplace Vivid Seats, which broke down 2019 ticket orders by state and included Washington, D.C. The data is based on regular-season games only. So grab your glove and cap, it’s time to throw the first pitch.

Alabama: Atlanta Braves

Alabama: Atlanta Braves

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Hailing from Georgia, the Atlanta Braves prove popular throughout the southeastern U.S., including in Alabama, a state without its own MLB team.

Alaska: Seattle Mariners

Alaska: Seattle Mariners

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In a state that gets a lot of snowfall, the Seattle Mariners have melted the hearts of Alaskans, who also don’t have an in-state team.

Arizona: Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona: Arizona Diamondbacks

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The Diamondbacks are the Arizona team, so there wasn’t much competition for the most popular team in this state, which is also known for having cities that are great for jobs.

Arkansas: St. Louis Cardinals

Arkansas: St. Louis Cardinals

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In a state where bankruptcy rates are high, Arkansans are still willing to spend some money on their favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

California: Los Angeles Dodgers

California: Los Angeles Dodgers

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In a state that has five MLB teams, it’s time to settle the debate once and for all. According to the ticket sales data, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the most popular team in California, which means fans from all over the state are crossing some amazing bridges to see baseball.

Colorado: Colorado Rockies

Colorado: Colorado Rockies

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Coloradans forget all about being home to one of the coldest cities in the world when they’re watching the sunset at Coors Field during a Colorado Rockies game, the favorite (and only) MLB team in the state.

Connecticut: New York Yankees

Connecticut: New York Yankees

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The winningest team in MLB history with 27 world championships, the New York Yankees are the top dog in Connecticut, which is sandwiched between Boston and New York City.

Delaware: Philadelphia Phillies

Delaware: Philadelphia Phillies

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Delaware, another state without an MLB team, aligns with the Philadelphia Phillies. Nothing like kicking back with an ice-cold official state drink and watching some sluggers.

Florida: Tampa Bay Rays

Florida: Tampa Bay Rays

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Sorry Miami Marlins, animal-loving Florida prefers to swim with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Georgia: Atlanta Braves

Georgia: Atlanta Braves

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One of the oldest teams in the history of MLB, the Atlanta Braves are, to no one’s surprise, the most popular baseball team in Georgia.

Hawaii: Los Angeles Dodgers

Hawaii: Los Angeles Dodgers

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It’s safe to say Hawaii is known more for the best beaches in the world than baseball, but residents do have an allegiance to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Idaho: Seattle Mariners

Idaho: Seattle Mariners

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Another state that does not have an MLB team of its own, Idaho loves its carrots and Seattle Mariners.

Illinois: Chicago Cubs

Illinois: Chicago Cubs

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Although the Chicago Cubs have competition from the Chicago White Sox, the Wrigleyville team is as classic to Illinois as the best pizza in town.

Indiana: Chicago Cubs

Indiana: Chicago Cubs

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Indiana has a need for speed as the home of the Indianapolis 500 and one of the most iconic landmarks in America, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But when Indiana residents want to slow down a little, they take in some action from the Chicago Cubs.

Iowa: Chicago Cubs

Iowa: Chicago Cubs

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Did you know Iowa hosts one of the best food festivals in the country honoring wurst? Sounds like the perfect game day snack to eat while residents watch the Chicago Cubs.

Kansas: Kansas City Royals

Kansas: Kansas City Royals

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Kansas is all about that enchanted castle life, supporting the Kansas City Royals.

Kentucky: Cincinnati Reds

Kentucky: Cincinnati Reds

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What are people in Kentucky watching as they sip their signature mint juleps? The Cincinnati Reds.

Louisiana: Houston Astros

Louisiana: Houston Astros

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Maybe the Houston Astros will want to think about moving to Louisiana, a state without a team, considering the team is not the favorite in Texas, but is in Louisiana. On top of that, there’s all the delicious Creole and Cajun food.

Maine: Boston Red Sox

Maine: Boston Red Sox

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Even though they are based in nearby Massachusetts, the Boston Red Sox are as much a part of Maine as a tasty lobster roll from the best seafood shacks.

Maryland: Washington Nationals

Maryland: Washington Nationals

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This one may sting like a pinch from an iconic blue crab. According to the ticket sales data, the favorite baseball team of people who live in Maryland is the Washington Nationals, not the Baltimore Orioles.

Massachusetts: Boston Red Sox

Massachusetts: Boston Red Sox

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Fenway Park, home of Massachusetts’ own Boston Red Sox, is a baseball stadium that looks like it’s stuck in time. Was there really going to be a question here about which team would come out on top?

Michigan: Detroit Tigers

Michigan: Detroit Tigers

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Michigan is one of the best places to retire, and retired Michiganders may be spending that time rooting for the favored Detroit Tigers.

Minnesota: Minnesota Twins

Minnesota: Minnesota Twins

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It may be known to visitors for its enormous mall — one of the absolute best indoor attractions in America — but Minnesota is also home to the Twins, the state’s favorite team.

Mississippi: Atlanta Braves

Mississippi: Atlanta Braves

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Move over iconic mud pie, the Atlanta Braves are making a case as Mississippi’s new favorite.

Missouri: St. Louis Cardinals

Missouri: St. Louis Cardinals

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Although there are two MLB teams in Missouri, the St. Louis Cardinals come out on top according to the 2019 data. The team has the second most World Series Championships with 11.

Montana: Colorado Rockies

Montana: Colorado Rockies

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Bozeman, Montana, is one of the most underrated tourist attractions in the world, and the people of Montana may agree that the Colorado Rockies are an underrated MLB team.

Nebraska: Kansas City Royals

Nebraska: Kansas City Royals

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Grab one of the best sandwiches in America and pull up a chair to watch the Kansas City Royals — Nebraska’s favorite team.

Nevada: Los Angeles Dodgers

Nevada: Los Angeles Dodgers

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When the people of Nevada are looking to get away from the touristy Las Vegas Strip, they tune into Los Angeles Dodgers games.

New Hampshire: Boston Red Sox

New Hampshire: Boston Red Sox

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Like almost all of the other New England states, New Hampshire favors the Boston Red Sox.

New Jersey: Philadelphia Phillies

New Jersey: Philadelphia Phillies

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When you think New Jersey, you think of amazing old-school boardwalks and cheering for the New Yor … oh, nope. New Jersey’s favorite baseball team is the Philadelphia Phillies.

New Mexico: Colorado Rockies

New Mexico: Colorado Rockies

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Colorado and New Mexico have a few things in common. They both have some of the most beautiful college campuses in America and they both root for the Colorado Rockies.

New York: New York Mets

New York: New York Mets

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Even people who are not big baseball fans may know of New York’s two Major League teams, the Mets and the Yankees. According to Vivid Seats’ ticket purchase data, the Empire State’s team is the Mets.

North Carolina: Atlanta Braves

North Carolina: Atlanta Braves

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North Carolina is one of the six states that favor the Atlanta Braves.

North Dakota: Minnesota Twins

North Dakota: Minnesota Twins

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North Dakota has one of the lowest state income taxes, so residents may have spent some of that extra cash on tickets to see the Minnesota Twins in 2019.

Ohio: Cincinnati Reds

Ohio: Cincinnati Reds

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Ohioans had to decide between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, and Buckeyes picked the Reds.

Oklahoma: Texas Rangers

Oklahoma: Texas Rangers

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Oklahoma, where the fandom for the Texas Rangers comes sweeping down the plain.

Oregon: Seattle Mariners

Oregon: Seattle Mariners

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Known for paying its nurses well, Oregon is also home to Seattle Mariners fans.

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Phillies

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Phillies

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It’s a classic Pennsylvania showdown: Pittsburgh or Philadelphia? Well, it looks like Rocky wins again. Philadelphia and its Phillies came out as the favorite in Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island: Boston Red Sox

Rhode Island: Boston Red Sox

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Oh look, it’s another New England state, this time Rhode Island, choosing the Boston Red Sox as its preferred MLB team.

South Carolina: Atlanta Braves

South Carolina: Atlanta Braves

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When the people of South Carolina aren’t playing on some of the most gorgeous golf courses in America, they’re watching the Atlanta Braves.

South Dakota: Minnesota Twins

South Dakota: Minnesota Twins

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Is Mount Rushmore one of the 50 places in the world you should see before you turn 50? Yes. Would the people of South Dakota rather see the Minnesota Twins? Maybe.

Tennessee: Atlanta Braves

Tennessee: Atlanta Braves

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The Atlanta Braves are lucky because Tennessee is overflowing with cheer as home to some of the best school spirit in the country.

Texas: Texas Rangers

Texas: Texas Rangers

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Texas has it all: insanely affordable warm-weather destinations, iconic Texas recipes and not one, but two MLB teams to choose from. Well, the Texas Rangers came out on top in 2019.

Utah: Los Angeles Dodgers

Utah: Los Angeles Dodgers

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In a place that is considered one of the happiest states in America, Utah is also happy to be rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Vermont: Boston Red Sox

Vermont: Boston Red Sox

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Surprise — Vermont’s favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox.

Virginia: Washington Nationals

Virginia: Washington Nationals

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Virginia is home to a ton of great American destinations that every history buff should visit, and when residents are learning about the past, they’re rooting for the Washington Nationals.

Washington: Seattle Mariners

Washington: Seattle Mariners

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The team that swept the Northwest, the Seattle Mariners are the most popular MLB team in their home state of Washington.

Washington, DC: Washington Nationals

Washington, DC: Washington Nationals

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The nation’s capital is all in on its home team: the Washington Nationals.

West Virginia: Pittsburgh Pirates

West Virginia: Pittsburgh Pirates

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Although the Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t the most popular MLB team in Pennsylvania, the team is the most popular in West Virginia.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Brewers

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Brewers

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The cheese stands alone and Wisconsin stands alone as the only state that favors the Milwaukee Brewers.

Wyoming: Colorado Rockies

Wyoming: Colorado Rockies

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Although Wyoming does not have an MLB team of its own to root for, it does have the bordering Colorado Rockies. While you’re waiting for baseball to return, here are some vintage baseball photos to hold you over.

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