Baseball fans are arguably the most statistic-obsessed patrons of any major sport.
Anyone who’s been at a game or sports bar has overheard or even experienced the accusation/questions, such as: “If you don’t know how many home runs Barry Bonds hit in 2001, are you even a fan?”
With that very quirky quirk in mind, financial website WalletHub has released a slew of stats that will help fair-weather fans arm themselves against armchair MLB managers.
One little tidbit from WalletHub’s Best Baseball Cities/World Series list: Houston ranks No. 3 in performance level of an MLB team (well, duh).
But it’s all about the Astros, right? So, some stats:
- Combined length of the Astros’ and Braves’ World Series draughts: 30 years
- Average ticket prices for 2021 World Series games in Atlanta: $2,691
- Average ticket prices for 2021 World Series games in Houston: $1,702
- Houston Astros value: $1.87B
- Atlanta Braves value: $1.88B
- Amount Astros paid per regular-season victory: $2.1M
- Amount Astros paid per regular-season victory:
- 2021 Astros team salary: $199.8M
- 2021 Braves team salary: $176.4M
- Highest-paid active Astros player: $35M
- Highest-paid active Braves player: $22.4M
Of course, there’s only one stat Houstonians care about: one — as in one 2021 World Series title