The Most Popular Baseball Team by County
Annually, Facebook releases data on the most popular Major League teams in every county, based on the number of likes of team pages. They then transform that data into a handy map. Some interesting notes: The Yankees have the most fans overall (so much that the Mets are completely neglected), the Giants are very popular in Hawaii, and the Royals have a plurality of fans in more Kansas and Nebraska counties than in their home state.
The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly.