New York City is home not only to the Mets and Yankees but also to two of their minor league affiliates: the Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees. This gives the five boroughs an unmatched four professional baseball teams. The City’s minor league clubs offer fans a chance to see future stars in action, feature low prices that make it easy to bring a family to the game and often use off-the-wall promotions to get attention and draw crowds (more on that below).
The Cyclones and Yankees, each of whom plays in the single-A New York–Penn League, traditionally open up their seasons against each other—and will do so in 2018, as the Cyclones cross the Verrazano Bridge to visit the Yankees on June 15 and the Baby Bombers return the favor on June 16. Want to become an instant expert? Take a minute to read the comparison chart below and choose your favorite team.