ESPN The Magazine’s “Franchise Issue” has ranked the Cincinnati Reds second overall in Major League Baseball and 11th in all of professional sports.  The “Franchise Issue” will hit newsstands Friday, Sept. 20 and go live online on Monday, Sept. 23 at espn.go.com

Every year, ESPN The Magazine compiles the results of fan surveys and financial analysis to determine which teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL offer the greatest rewards for all the emotion, money and time that fans invest in them.

In all, 122 teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB were ranked in order, based on a weighted average of scores in eight different categories ranging from the quantitative to the emotionally subjective: (Cincinnati Reds percentages in parenthesis)

• Fan relations (25.2%)
• Affordability (17.4%)
• “Bang for the buck” (16.8%)
• Stadium experience (12.4%)
• Players (11.30%)
• Ownership (10.2%)
• Title track (3.6%)
• Coaching (3.1%)

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The team/fan relationship really is impressive, especially compared to the local teams here in the northeast. Go PR team!

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