New York Yankees Dominance in Baseball Infographic

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New York Yankees Baseball Infographic

New York Yankees. The Best Team in Baseball? Yes.

As a long-suffering fan of the Baltimore Orioles, it pains me to have to review this baseball infographic. I’m the same as any non-Yankee fan, I despise the Yankees and didn’t much care for George Steinbrenner, God rest his soul, but you have to respect them and tip your baseball cap to them They have dominated a sport like few others have in any other sport, baseball or otherwise. So while I don’t care for them, there is probably more jealousy than any real reason to loathe them as completely as I do, must give them their due.

But enough of that diatribe, what about this sports infographic?

The artist has done a wonderful job inserting baseball-related objects (Bats, caps and baseballs. Oh My.) to create the graphs. I’d say almost whimsical, but the thoughtful use of bats as pie charts goes beyond and shows the artist’s imaginative qualities. And using the digital scoreboard as a bar graph really “hits a homerun”, much like the 600th of A-rod’s career, which he hit last week. ;-)

The amount of data showing the Yankees domination is staggering. No other Major League Baseball team comes close to the Yankees in any category. The number back up the title of the infographic and leave no room for doubt about which baseball team is the king of the Big Leagues. The top portion is a little hard to read and looks a bit “messy” but you have to reward the effort here and the timeline is a great supporting text to the argument of who is the best in baseball.

Infographics Scorecard

Design: B+
I’d have given it an A, but the top portion is a little muddy. Great use of baseball objects as graph elements.

Content: A-
The infographic’s content makes the right calls and show that the New York Yankees have no peer in baseball. Makes me want to gag. ;-)

Infographic by: School Grants Blog

3 Comments on “New York Yankees Dominance in Baseball Infographic”

  1. 1 Jack Lucky said at 1:21 am on August 11th, 2010:

    They are dominance in baseball.

    Nice infographic.

  2. 2 Ben said at 8:34 am on August 11th, 2010:

    As a Baltimore ex-pat living in New York, these infographics pain me, too. Your grading is right on, although he should lose points for spelling: Check out ‘Gerigh’ [sic] in the background of the first graphic.

  3. 3 Rob Brewer said at 5:26 pm on August 12th, 2010:

    I would have put the stars for pennants and World Series won at the beginnings of the relevant lines of the timeline, to make scanning down the line for them easier. Even then it compresses some large gaps (especially 1982-1995) into nothing.

    The “Pennants Won by Franchise” part suffers from the usual problem of mapping one-dimensional numbers to multi-dimensional objects: is the number of pennants represented by the diameter of the ball, the area it covers on the page, or even the implied volume of the ball? Looking at the numbers, the answer seems to be diameter. But which does the eye pick up on? Does the graphic fairly represent the Yankees’ dominance with a ball that’s two and a half times as wide as the A’s ball, or exaggerate it with a ball seven times the area of the A’s ball?

    I can’t say I like the text-based background graphics under the text timeline – too fussy for me. And as Ben (above) already pointed out, the whole graphic needs proofreading. Apart from that, the execution is pretty good.

    Also, I’d like to see it include a section comparing the Yankees’ payroll to the other clubs. I understand they dominate that, too.