Forbes released its 2019 version of the 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world on Monday, and all 50 teams have a value of at least $2 billion.
Six New York teams made the cut, with two of those teams (Yankees and Knicks) leading their respective sports. No NHL or MLS teams made the top 50, although the Rangers are the highest-ranking hockey team at 72 with a value of $1.55 billion.
Here are the local rankings, which are based on Forbes' published valuations over the past 12 months:
2. New York Yankees ($4.6 billion)
5. New York Knicks ($4 billion)
T-10. New York Giants ($3.3 billion)
21. New York Jets ($2.85 billion)
37. Brooklyn Nets ($2.35 billion)
T-38. New York Mets ($2.3 billion)
Per Forbes, the Yankees jumped three spots up to finish behind the Dallas Cowboys ($5 billion) as the most valuable sports franchise in the world. They are eight spots better than the second-most valuable MLB team, the Los Angeles Dodgers ($3.3 billion) and 10 spots better than their AL East rival Boston Red Sox ($3.2 billion).
Forbes credits the Yankees' spike in attendance, which increased by 10 percent last year, and viewership on the YES Network, which was 57 percent higher than any other baseball franchise in 2018.