ST. LOUIS - A national survey indicates the St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most hated Major League Baseball teams in the country.
The survey was held through Reddit and released Tuesday. The leader with 25 states is the New York Yankees, but in second place with seven states is the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cards and Yankees are the two winningest teams in MLB history in terms of total World Series championships. The Yankees earned its 27th title in 2009, and the Cardinals' most recent championship was in 2011.
A.J. Pierzynski was signed by the Cardinals July 25, and he has been at the top of multiple fan polls as the most disliked player in the majors. He was on the Boston Red Sox's roster to begin the 2014 season, and in February, one Boston Globe columnist wrote about the catcher's reputation, noting Pierzynski laughs it off.