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Some follow-up data on yesterday's Humbugardy bonus question, where it was revealed that the mean geographic center of the 30 major league ballparks is by Pea Ridge Road in Tuscumbia, Missouri.
The mean geographic center (calculated by averaging the latitudes and longitudes of ballpark locations) of the American League is near Monroe City, Missouri. The mean geographic center of the National League is on Logan Ridge Road, near Highlandville, Missouri.
Nearest towns to the mean geographic centers, by division:
AL West: Caliente, NV.
AL Central: Addison, IL.
AL East: Upper Marlboro, MD.
NL West: Boulder City, NV.
NL Central: Birds, IL.
NL East: Bailey, NC.
Mean geographic centers for popular rivalries:
Red Sox/Yankees: at the end of North Maple Street, East Hampton, CT.
Dodgers/Giants: in the hills south of Coalinga, CA.
Cards/Cubs: two miles east of Heyworth, IL.
Same metro area:
Cubs/White Sox: N Union Ave at W Kinzie St, Chicago.
Dodgers/Angels: Emmons Way, Santa Fe Springs.
Giants/A's: In San Francisco Bay, near Encinal High School, Alameda.
Mets/Yankees: On Rikers Island.
Yes, really, it's true...if you meet the Mets and Yankees halfway, you end up in prison.
The old NL East would be near Springfield, OH.
The 1997-92 AL East would be near Warren, PA.
The corresponding AL West, oddly enough, would be right smack-dab in the middle of Denver.
Thank you!!! That is awesome! Looks like the Mets have the smallest area.
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