Philadelphia was recently ranked in the top 20 for best baseball cities in the country, a survey by WalletHub found.
Philadelphia was ranked No. 19 in WalletHub’s 2019 Best Baseball Cities report, with a total score of 36.09, Major League Baseball (MLB) rank of 22, MiLB (Minor League Baseball) rank of 159, and NCAA rank of 13. The top three baseball cities overall were New York, Los Angeles, and St. Louis.
In this report, Wallethub compared over 360 cities across America with either a college or professional baseball team. There were 31 factors into the ranking, including average ticket price to stadium accessibility and team performance level, CBS Local reported.
Although baseball attendance has fallen in many cities in recent years, the sport is still extremely popular throughout the United States. After football and basketball, baseball is also regarded as America’s third most popular sport, as reported by Gallup News.
At Penn, the baseball team has come up short the last several years, with the Quakers missing out on the Ivy League Championship Series in 2019, while losing the Series to Yale in their most recent appearance in 2017.
The 1995 Penn baseball team is often regarded as the best in Penn’s history, when six players were named First-team All-Ivy, and the Quakers went 23-18 overall and 13-5 in the Ivy League.
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