1998 Standings

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Updated: January 10, 1999


The number of baseball-related sites on the World Wide Web continued to increase remarkably during 1998. A wide variety of sites are available to the baseball fan, historian and athlete. Most search engines contain thousands of listings related to baseball in general.

However the change in Major League Baseball-related sites has not been as dramatic. The Alta Vista search engine, which contains the most baseball-related listings of the search utilities sampled, showed a remarkable 12-month increase in the number of "baseball" listings (from 700,000 to 3.65 million). However, the increase in the number of "Major League Baseball" listings was comparatively miniscule (from 66,586 to 67,042). (During the same period the number of "cosmic baseball" site listings increased modestly from 742 to 778.) [See Search Engine Site Results].

The data on this plate was compiled by researchers at the Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance (COBRA) on December 22, 1998 and represents activity between January and December 1998.

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American League


Between 1997 and 1998 the number of A.L. sites indexed at Yahoo increased marginally by 9 from 616 to 625 with the Devil Rays (27) posting the greatest increase (+15) in the number of Yahoo site listings. The Yankees (84) gained 2 more sites and remain the overall leader in number of sites for all major league baseball teams. The Indians (64) retain their second-place standing and the Red Sox, despite having lost the most sites (-9), remain in third place with 57 sites indexed at Yahoo.

Team Sites
Yankees 84
Indians 64
Red Sox 57
Orioles 54
Mariners 43
Tigers 42
Blue Jays 40
Rangers 39
Angels 38
Athletics 36
White Sox 35
Royals 33
Twins 33
Devil Rays 27
Total 625





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Source: Yahoo! Search Directory





National League


The N.L. increased its overall number of sites indexed at Yahoo between 1997 and 1998 from 652 to 696 for a net gain of 44 sites. The Diamondbacks posted the largest gain (+11) and the Marlins showed the largest decrease (-7). The Braves (68) retain their front-runner status with a gain of 9 sites, followed by the Dodgers (57) in second-place who picked up 4 more sites. The Mets (53) replace the Giants (52) in third place having picked up 10 new sites.


National League

Team Sites
Braves 68
Dodgers 57
Mets 53
Giants 52
Cubs 50
Phillies 50
Astros 45
Cardinals 45
Padres 43
Pirates 41
Rockies 37
Reds 35
Marlins 35
Brewers 31
Expos 30
Diamondbacks 24
Total 696







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Source: Yahoo! Search Directory







Search Engine Site Results

Engine/Term Baseball Major League
Baseball
Cosmic
Baseball
AltaVista 3,650,062 67,042 778
AOL NetFind 276,704 13,040 354
HotBot 561,430 68,380 380
Infoseek 3,347,033 206,564 658
WebCrawler 14,993 1,474 30
SOURCE: Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance Major League Study Group. Data collected December 22, 1998.








Yahoo Listings

Yahoo Baseball Major League
Baseball
Cosmic
Baseball
Categories 264 2 1
Websites 2846 93 14
SOURCE: Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance Major League Study Group. Data collected December 22, 1998.




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1998 Major League Baseball Site Standings
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Published: January 10, 1999
Copyright © 1999 by the Cosmic Baseball Association
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