Ranking the “best” baseball cities in America is no easy task.
To accurately compare the differing levels of passion, character, knowledge, and atmosphere that exist in various cities across the U.S. could take years of charting statistics, meticulously forming rubrics, sketching Venn diagrams, and scientifically drawing conclusions.
Unfortunately, I have done none of this.
So, what follows is a decidedly unscientific ranking of the best baseball cities in the country. It considers fans, stadiums, ownership, and highly biased personal opinion.
Although it is nearly impossible to capture, this list is really about the cities that best encapsulate the spirit of baseball and the communal love of the game.