It’s official: The Yankees are the most-hated team in baseball — and … – Los Angeles Times

America has spoken, and the New York Yankees are the country’s most-hated baseball team.

It’s no surprise that one of the most successful sports franchises in the world with 18 division titles, 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series championships — all Major League Baseball records — continues to be disliked by baseball fans.

FiveThirtyEight conducted a survey asking 989 self-described baseball fans from June 30 to July 8 across the U.S. which teams were their favorite and most hated. Because baseball fandom is regional, voters had a handful of beloved and begrudged teams.

Among the top most-hated teams in baseball, the Yankees earned a resounding 27% of the vote, followed by the Boston Red Sox with 10%, the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, tied with 5% each, and the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals, with 4% each.

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