Can you name the home city of these pro baseball teams?

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Pro baseball is often regarded as America's favorite pastime, and its teams are strewn all across the country. Can you name the home cities of the following Major League Baseball teams?

The Yankees mow down most of the opponents that they face in _____.

The Yankees, of course, are from New York City. They've won a mind-boggling 27 World Series championships, and they are both loved and loathed throughout the land.

The Astros rocket to the stars in which city?

The Houston Astros spent more than half a century playing in the National League. In 2013, they made the leap to the American League. The team name is a reference to Houston's prominent role in America's space program.

The Angels are one of the league's most popular teams, and they play in _____.

The Los Angeles Angels aren't always successful, but they are enormously popular, drawing millions of fans to games over the years. They even won a title -- in 2002.

The "Cubbies" cuddle up to their opponents in which big town?

The "Cubbies" are the Chicago Cubs. After 108-year drought, the team finally won the World Series in 2016, and then bears everywhere celebrated by devouring the small children of Yankees fans.

The Padres have brought major league frustration to which long-suffering city?

The San Diego Padres have skirted with World Series glory -- they made the Series twice. They lost both times, in 1984 and 1998.

The Phillies have had more than their fill of desperation in which East Coast metro area?

The Phillies have been in Philadelphia since 1883, sparing their fans the constant tumult of city-swapping franchises. But in that time, they've only managed to win two World Series.

The Blue Jays chirp and sometimes make a lot of noise in which city?

In the 70s and 80s, the Toronto Blue Jays were an expansion team that couldn't gain even a bit of traction in the league. Then, in 1992 and 1993, they did the unthinkable -- they won back-to-back World Series titles.

The White Sox get dirty in which city?

Like the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox have suffered through some mighty long droughts. Maybe that's karma for you -- the team is known for its role in the Black Sox Scandal of 1917, when it purposely lost the World Series.

The Marlins are sometimes big fish in the league. Where do they play?

The Miami Marlins (formerly the Florida Marlins) have a legendary feat to their names. They emerged out of obscurity in 2003 and beat the Yankees in the World Series.

The Rockies have many, many rocky seasons to their credit in which city?

In 2007, the Rockies went on an unexpected tear and reached the World Series, where they were swept by the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox pull up their socks in which East Coast town?

The Boston Red Sox suffered through an 86-year World Series drought that finally ended in 2004. They followed up that triumph with titles in 2007 and 2013.

The Diamondbacks strike out a lot in which town?

The Arizona Diamondbacks slither around in the heat of Phoenix, Arizona. Maybe if they'd picked a cooler city they'd have more than one title to their names.

The Athletics consistently show off their athletic prowess in which West Coast haven?

The Oakland Athletics are one of baseball's most successful teams. They've won nine championships, third-most in league history.

The Dodgers mostly dodge success in which huge city?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home in Los Angeles, where they've been since the late 1950s. But the team hasn't won a World Series since 1988.

The Rays are an expansion team that brought pro baseball to _____ in 1998.

The Tampa Bay Rays have only been a part of the league since 1998. It took them 10 years to manage a winning season, and that same year they lost to the Phillies in the World Series.

The Twins are one of the original teams in the American League, and they play where?

The Minnesota Twins were established in 1901, making them one of the league's oldest teams. They've won three titles, but none since way back in 1991.

The Tigers scratch and claw (mostly in vain) in which city?

The Detroit Tigers are better than the Detroit Lions, that's for sure. But the Tigers haven't won a Series title since 1984.

The Giants routinely smash and crush smaller opponents in their home city of ______.

The San Francisco Giants are one of the oldest teams in baseball. The squad has won more games than any other team in the entire league.

The Mets were one of baseball's first expansion teams, and they play in _____.

The poor Mets are perpetually doomed to remain in the shadow of the Yankees in New York. But the Mets sometimes come out on top. They won the World Series in 1969 and 1986.

The Indians are suffering through a terrible World Series drought in which city?

In a town that's known for its often-terrible pro sports, the Cleveland Indians don't do much to help the cause. They haven't won a World Series since 1948, the longest active drought in the league.

The Cardinals flap their little red wings in which city?

The St. Louis Cardinals might play in the Midwest, but they compete with the best. They've won 11 Word Series titles, second-most in league history.

The Braves play in _____.

The Atlanta Braves routinely compete for the pennant. They've also moved around a bit in their history. They've won three World Series championships in three cities: Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta.

The "Birds" are the Orioles and they've struggled to bring glory to which city?

The Baltimore Orioles are an American League team that had its glory days decades ago. They haven't won a championship since 1983.

The Brewers mostly drink beer and fail miserably in which town?

The Milwaukee Brewers are one of those small-market teams that seem destined for continual futility. The squad has only appeared in one World Series (1982) and they lost to the Angels.

The Rangers roam the field looking for bad guys in which metro area?

The Rangers make their home on the range in Arlington, Texas. It's one of baseball's newer teams, having been established in 1961. They've never won the World Series.

The Pirates go "Arrrgh!" in frustration a lot in which town?

The Pittsburgh Pirates used to be one of baseball's more formidable teams, particularly in the 70s. But they haven't really made much noise since they won the title in 1979.

The Royals are (very rarely) true kings of baseball in which town?

The Kansas City Royals are a small-market team mired in the Midwest, and they rarely come out on top. But in 2015, they took the world by storm and won the league championship.

The Nationals don't ever really reach national success. They've struggled in _____.

The Washington Nationals play in Washington, D.C. They land some good players, but they seem cursed. They've never won a pennant.

The Reds occasionally get red-hot in which town?

The Cincinnati Reds have won five World Series titles in team history. But they haven't accomplished that ultimate feat since 1990.

The Mariners ply the perilous pro baseball waters near which coastal city?

The Mariners joined the league as an expansion team in 1977. They didn't put together a winning season until 1991. Enough said.

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