New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, throws in the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Kathy Willens
March 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball's most valuable team for the 18th straight year.

Forbes claimed Wednesday the Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, up from $2.5 billion last year and matching the Dallas Cowboys for the high among U.S. teams. Forbes estimated the Yankees' revenue last year at $508 million.

The magazine estimated the Dodgers are worth $2.4 billion and World Series champion San Francisco at $2 billion. It pegged the average worth of an MLB team is $1.2 billion, an increase of 48 percent from last year.

Forbes assigns Real Madrid the high value among all teams in all sports at $3.44 billion.

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Online: http://www.forbes.com/

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