Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati offers the best beer experience in the Major Leagues, while Progressive Field in Cleveland isn't too shabby either coming in fourth in a new study.

Max Schleicher of ReviewTrackers.com examined 130,000 baseball stadium reviews on social media to rank the 30 facilities around the country on everything from overall experience to beer to hot dogs.

"Why did I do this? Good question," Schleicher said in an email. "I'm a baseball nerd. And I love playing with data. But I also have access to what's called a 'natural language understanding' algorithm — an algorithm that's able to read text very quick and analyze it for keywords and sentiment. In plain English, that means the algorithm takes the texts of 130,000 reviews and turns it into keywords and gives each keyword a score to tell us if the writer is saying that word positively or negatively. That allows me to track how fans talk about the beer at Major League stadiums over time. The stadium with the fans that talk the most positively about beer get the highest score.

"The full analysis has scores for all sorts of things that go into a day at the ball park (hot dogs, family friendliness, Jumbotrons, etc.). I was curious to see how stadiums compare to one another. And also just curious what fans actually talk about when they review a stadium. Are seats important? Sight lines? How important is the food compared to the history of the ballpark? Doing an analysis like this allows me to *start* to answer some of those questions."

Great American Ball Park, home to the Cincinnati Reds, came in sixth overall for fan experience. Progressive Field, home to the Cleveland Indians, was seventh overall.

The Major League regular season has ended so anybody who wants to take in the beer experience at Great American Ball Park will have to wait until next year. Meanwhile, the Indians secured the best record in the American League and are in the playoffs.

When it comes to beer, price wasn't the only factor in garnering a high score. (By the way, the Rogers Centre in Toronto was rated the worst.)

"Some Major League teams are wise to this," Schleicher said. "The Reds are front-runners because they offer local beer and a lot of selection. That's true of a lot the teams at the top. The Reds have an 85-foot beer bar with 60 taps. The Padres have a 30-plus local breweries on tap at Petco Park. The Indians have 60 different craft beers.

"Other teams are working to catch up. The White Sox opened up something called the 'Craft Kave' this year. As the name suggests, it's a section dedicated to craft beer. The symbolism is obvious: the White Sox tore down the old Miller Lite Lounge and replaced it with the new Craft Kave."

Baseball fans care about their beer -- deeply.

"In the last seven years, the number of times fans have talked about 'beer selection' in their online reviews of stadiums has increased 24 percent," Schleicher said. "So it's clear that this is something fans are expecting more and more at baseball stadiums.

"It's not just selection, it's about craft and local beers. One of the things fans praise when they review Great American Ball Park is the local beers. In fact, 15 percent of all mentions of local beers occurred in reviews [of] GABP. Great American Ball Park is only one of 30 stadiums, yet it gets a ~1/6 of all mentions of local beers.

"If you'll allow me to speculate a little bit on the culture of baseball. A lot gets talked about how baseball has become a regional game. The TV rights are regional and not national (as they are with the NFL). Teams may be capitalizing more on the regional identity of the fans by connecting with local breweries."

To read the full study and see all the rankings, click here.