If you're like me, a fair-weather sports fan who jumps on the bandwagon when a Houston team does well, you may need a few fun facts to throw around to make others think you're not so late to the game. Our friends at WalletHub have come to the rescue with a World Series infographic with all sorts of juicy trivia nuggets, like these:
- It pays to be a pitcher. Justin Verlander is the highest-paid athlete on the Astros's roster with a $28 million salary, while the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, the winning pitcher in Game 1 of the World Series, earns more than $35 million.
- But the Astros' total payroll ($161.19 million) is higher than the Dodgers' ($152.18 million).
- At $1.45 billion, the estimate value of the Astros is less that the Dodgers at $2.75 billion. But the Astros are in a smaller TV market, MLB's seventh largest, while LA is No. 2.
- The Dodgers have won six World Series; the Astros have won none.
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