The San Francisco Giants fanbase continues to get recognition as one of the best in sports and entertainment. This year, they’ve now come in at 204 of FanSided’s Fandom 250 ranking. However, some of those ahead will surprise you.
It’s no surprise that the San Francisco Giants Fanbase was ranked within the top ten of MLB fanbases in the Fandom 250 ranking. They’ve topped 3 million in attendance for the ninth straight season, and for the 17th time in the 19 years AT&T Park has been open.
The other MLB teams that came in ahead of the Giants are as follows: Milwaukee Brewers (174), L.A. Dodgers (130), St. Louis Cardinals (126), Houston Astros (36), Chicago Cubs (22), New York Yankees (6), Boston Red Sox (3).
The Giants actually slipped seven places in the rankings, which isn’t a whole lot of movement either way. While it’s nice to have made the rankings, I think plenty of arguments could be made that they deserve to be at least above the Astros and Brewers.
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Neither of those markets have finished above the Giants in attendance in the last decade. In fact neither of those teams surpassed 3 million in attendance the past two years, despite being a much better team on the field than the Giants those years.
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After all, rankings are rankings. “Experts” can get it wrong, which as most Giants fans know, they usually get the Giants wrong.
We all know that the San Francisco Giants fanbase is surely a top five fanbase in all of baseball. You all show up whether they’re good or bad, dressed to the nines in Panda hats and all sorts of whacky clothes.
You buy into the players that come, and support them with great fervor, giving even the bench player with the least amount of experience a whole lot of backing and love.
There are pockets of the fanbase that rally together around their love for one player, and you all even create massive group chats and plan to go to games togethers.
More importantly, you all rally around our hatred for the Dodgers, and come together to produce one of the greatest atmospheres in baseball.
Despite being criminally underrated, keep being you, Giants fans. We don’t need any accolades to tell us what we already know, that you’re the best fanbase in baseball.