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Royals Roster Map, 2020 “Major League Baseball is scheduled to start a 60-game schedule on Thursday.  This map displays the 2020 Kansas City Royals current active roster players by birthplace. Five of the players are from outside the U.S. The Royals are made up of players from California, Latin America, the Midwest & South accounting

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Attached is this week’s map, USA Climbing Map, 2020

“USA Climbing is the national governing body of the sport of competition climbing in the U.S.  There are 1,724 collegiate members depicted on this map by their hometown state.  A climbing competition is usually held indoors on purpose built climbing walls. Even though the sport is held indoors it’s obvious from this per capita map

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PBA Tour Players Map, 2020 “The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the major sanctioning body for the sport of professional bowling in the U.S.  They sponsor the PBA Tour. There are 62 professional bowlers riders representing nine countries.  Forty-six were from the U.S.  The PBA has returned to competition amid the Covid-19 shutdown. The per

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Professional Bull Riders, 2020 “The per capita production of this year’s ranked Professional Bull Riders (PBR) by hometown is a pretty good representation of ‘Cowboy Country’.  There are 432 riders representing eight countries.  218, or about half, were from the U.S. followed by Brazil with 83, then Australia (54), Mexico (36) and Canada (33). PBR

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College World Series Champs, 1980-2019. “Since 1950, The College World Series (CWS) has been held in Omaha. This year’s CWS was cancelled due to the coronavirus concerns. Mapping the Champions from the past 40 years indicates, the further south a team is located, the greater their chances of winning the series.  LSU leads the list

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College Softball Rankings Map, 2016-2020 “Normally college softball would dominate ESPN coverage this time of year. Most teams had played between 25 and 30 games by the time the 2020 season was cancelled due to the pandemic.  This proportional symbol map displays the college softball teams that have amassed the highest rankings over the past

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“UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mixed-martial-arts competition that was one of the first professional sports to be held since the Covid-19 shutdown.  On May 9th UFC 249 took place in Jacksonville, FL.  Professional sports were considered ‘essential services’ in Florida. This map displays the U.S. fighters by hometown, that are ranked among the top

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“This week’s map is a proportional symbol map displaying the most current NCAA Div. I Collegiate Baseball Rankings (March 15, 2020). Most teams had played from 15-20 games by the time the shutdown was announced.  Florida, UCLA, Mississippi, Louisville, and Vanderbilt led the way.  Twenty-one of the twenty-five teams are located in the Deep South. 

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Beach volleyball is the 90th and newest NCAA sport. The fifth national championship was going to be played the first weekend in May, in Gulf Shores, AL.  The per capita production of Division I beach volleyball players is greatest in the Southwest and West with Hawaii leading followed by California, Arizona and Texas. There are 64

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“The NFL Draft concluded this past weekend after picking 255 players over 7 rounds, representing 35 states and one country.  This per capita map displays The ‘Pigskin Cult’ or Deep South producing the greatest number of elite football players.  Two conferences, The SEC (25%) and Big Ten (19%), accounted for 44% of the players drafted. 

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