Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Eight MLB Teams Set Attendance Records in 2007

From the Canadian Press (no link; passport required), a recap on MLB attendance records set this year:

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball drew a record average of 32,785 fans to games this season, breaking the previous mark of 31,423 that was set in 1994 - before a 7-month players' strike caused a steep drop.

The major leagues set a total attendance record for the fourth straight season, drawing 79.5 million, an increase of 4.5 per cent from last year's 76 million.

Twenty-three of the 30 teams increased attendance from last year, with eight setting season records: Boston, the Chicago Cubs, Detroit, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee, the New York Mets and Yankees and St. Louis.

Of the eight teams that set season attendance records: The Dodgers are the only team devoid of at least one power bat.

Oh yeah, and three of the eight made the postseason. Do the math.


Unknown said...

>>Oh yeah, and four of the eight made the postseason. Do the math.<<


My math says three.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, I had counted the Mets know what happened. Nice catch, post changed.