American League or National League: Who Owns New York City?

By Dusty S. Turner and Gabriel B. Costa

This article was published in the Spring 2019 Baseball Research Journal.

New York City’s storied history of great American and National League baseball give each league claim to be the apple of the Big Apple’s eye. Throughout the last century, both leagues have fought on the diamond, in World Series, in fan attendance, geography, and even most recently, social networking websites. In the spring of 2017, Quinnipiac University put out a poll that led the media to proclaim that New York was (back to being?) a “National League city” because, although . . .

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