The New York Yankees Are '”America's Team'”

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IOctober 4, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 30:  Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees throws to first base against the Kansas City Royals during the game on September 30, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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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.