Who Has the Loudest Fans?

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Do you ever wonder what baseball teams in America have the loudest baseball fans? Starkey Technologies offers up this “unscientific” assessment.

1. San Francisco Giants

The reigning World Series Champions are well-known for having some of the loudest and rowdiest fans, particularly during their playoff runs. In fact, national sportscaster and World Series play-by-play man Joe Buck even declared Giant’s AT&T Park the “loudest I have ever been in” during the 2012 World Series!

2. Minnesota Twins

Okay, perhaps a “homer” pick for the team closest to Starkey Hearing Technologies’ corporate headquarters! However, there is no denying that the former home of the Twins, the Metrodome, was one of the loudest in the history sports. In fact, during the 1987 and 1991 World Series, peak decibel levels were measured at up to 125 – comparable to a 747 taking off!

3. Philadelphia Phillies

From booing Santa Claus, to throwing batteries onto the field, Philadelphia fans are not afraid of voicing their displeasure. Luckily in recent years Phillies fans have had plenty to cheer about, including a 2008 World Series Championship.

4. New York Yankees

Arguably the world’s most famous professional sports team also has some of the most vocal fans. A recent move to the posh new Yankee stadium has appeared to temper the fan base, as many of the expensive seats behind home plate now sit empty.

5. Chicago Cubs

Long suffering Cubs fans routinely pack in Wrigley Field to support their “lovable losers.” Visiting teams and fans are familiar with the infamous “Bleacher Bums,” who spent most of the game sitting in Wrigley Field’s bleachers and heckling opposing outfielders.

Source: Starkey

Rose Simpson