According to a National Poll, When asked to name the Major League Baseball team they consider to be “America’s Team,” the Yankees were named by 41.6% of respondents. The poll was conducted by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute. The Yankees were followed by the Red Sox at 16.3%, the Cubs at 7.3%, and the Braves at 6.9%. There was a total of 25 teams named in the polling.
I’m wondering why the Dallas Cowboys are considered America’s team? They are always a national game on television, and yet they haven’t won a playoff game since 1996. I’m not jealous of the nickname, but I just find it interesting that a team that has won 26 World Championships, has a worldwide fan base, and has won 4 World Series since the Cowboys last won a playoff game isn’t “America’s Team”. I guess you just have to say that it’s because the NFL is the more popular than MLB in this country.