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24/7 Wall St.: Major League Teams Americans Bet On The Most

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MLB: 5. Chicago Cubs

Team value: #4
Attendance 2010: 3,062,973 (7th highest)
Pct. change attendance 2001 – 2010: +10.2% (12th biggest increase)
W-L Last Ten Years: 817-801 (13th)

Unlike most of the teams on this list, the Chicago Cubs are not a team that has many historical wins under its belt. In 1908, the club notched its second World Series title, becoming the first team to win two titles. However, since that time, the Cubs have not won a single World Series, and hold the record for the longest streak without a World Series win, now at 103 years. Since Chicago became a team in 1902, the Cubs have made the playoffs just 16 times. Despite its poor record, the team remains the fourth most valuable in baseball, and is highly beloved among fans. The team had the seventh-highest attendance in 2010.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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