By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 16:36:39 PM.
The 9% of Americans who mention baseball as their favorite sport to watch is the lowest percentage for the sport since Gallup first asked the question in 1937. Americans named baseball as the most popular sport in 1948 and 1960, but football claimed the top spot in 1972 and has been the public’s favorite ever since.
The New York Rangers are obviously, a team from New York and who play at the Mecca of Sports- the Madison Square Garden as their home arena. The Rangers are the first American team to win the Stanley Cup and they’ve won it four times, the latest being in 1994. With these American connections, Ice Hockey sits pretty at #4 on this list.
Both collegiate basketball and professional basketball are very popular in the United States. That’s because most of the stars from the college ranks are the ones who get drafted by NBA teams in the annual NBA Draft. This interconnection make basketball among the Top 3 most popular sports in the United States.