Newark, N.J., Feb 11, 2020 / 15:00 pm
A majority of Americans want Major League Baseball's Houston Astros to be stripped of their 2017 World Series title, according to a new poll by a Catholic university.
The survey, conducted by Seton Hall University and published on Feb. 10, found that 52% of respondents want the Houston team's championship revoked.
"The sentiment to strip the Astros of their trophy is well reflected in the seriousness by which people view rule breaking," said Rick Gentile, director of the Seton Hall Sports Poll, which is sponsored by the school's Sharkey Institute within the Stillman School of Business.
Seton Hall University in Orange, New Jersey, is a Catholic university founded in 1856 by Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley of Newark, nephew of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark, with Cardinal Joseph Tobin serving as president of the university's board of trustees.