Both franchises are steeped in history and tradition. The Cubs were the first Major League Baseball team, even though they went by a different name at that time. The Yankees came along 29 years later.
If you go by wins, it is obvious the Yankees are the better franchise. The Yankees have won 27 World Series Titles while the Cubs have only won two. Both teams had great players. The Yankees had some of the biggest names to ever play the game like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio. The Cubs have had their share of Hall of Famers, but not the iconic names of the Yankees.
Lets have a look at what it takes to be a fan of the Yankees. They win all the time, so it’s easy to be a fan. Being a Yankees fan is like being a fair weather fan – they just always seem to have sunshine.
The Cubs, well, they haven’t seen the sun in over a century. It has been 105 years since the Cubs last won a World Series Title. Not only can our fans avoid the title of “fair weather fans,” no one ever questions the commitment of a Cubs fan.
What do the Yankees and Cubs have in common? Neither one of them have won a World Series title in their new ballpark. Yankee fans used to be able to argue about who had the better stadium. The house the Ruth built was a shrine to baseball greatness. Now they have a new field with all the history of a Wal-Mart.
In my opinion, Wrigley Field is hands down the greatest baseball stadium ever built. There is no better place to watch a baseball game. Even players from other teams consider it a special honor to play at Wrigley. If the Cubs have the better ballpark and the Yankees have more World Series Titles, what can we use to determine who has the best fans?
This argument will just have to come down to which team has more fans. The Yankees control New York, but they are surrounded by Boston Red Sox fans and Baltimore Orioles fans, who both identify with the history and heartbreak of the Cubs. The Yankees have fans across the country due to their tradition and the ease of cheering for them, but these fans tend to only come out of the woodwork when the Yankees win.
The Cubs control the Midwest from Indiana to Colorado. Not only do the Cubs have a strong heartland following, but thanks to national broadcasts on WGN, there have been generations of baseball fans across the country who could only watch Cubs games. Since the Cubs have more fans, and a better ballpark, Yankees fans will just have to tip their hats in defeat, though the Cubs fans may have to show them how.