Sporting News magazine has taken on the task of ranking cities based on sporting success.
Sporting News magazine has unveiled their “Best Sports City: 2010” – Chicago. In the process, they also ranked 401 other locales based on an undisclosed formula that looks “…at the 12 months from summer 2009 to summer 2010, based on point values assigned to various categories, including but not limited to won-lost records, postseason appearances, applicable power ratings, number of teams and attendance.”
Following are the rankings of St. Louis and the Cardinals minor league affiliate towns. Johnson City made an especially strong showing at #157. Even in the case of financially-challenged Batavia, at least four other New York-Penn League towns follow them on the list.
26. St. Louis
142. Springfield, MO
157. Johnson City, TN
261. Jupiter, FL
264. Quad Cities
380. Batavia, NY
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