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SBD/14/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published April 14, 1998
MLB: For its 30 Opening Days, MLB drew 1,349,544 fans, for an average of 44,985 per game. That was second only to the record set in '93 and was 158,459 more than the '97 total of 1,191,085. This season's average attendance was 5.7% higher than last year's average of 42,566 (MLB). MLB had 28 openers in '97 (THE DAILY). NOTES: The Knicks filed a protest yesterday, asking the league to reverse referee Bob Delaney's call on Sunday which ruled that Allan Houston's shot came after time expired in the Knicks' 82-81 loss to the Heat (N.Y. TIMES, 4/14). ...CART has acquired Pro-Motion Agency, Ltd., the company that owns and operates the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship open-wheel racing series. The series has 12 races in '98 and is CART's second-series acquisition after purchasing the PPG Dayton Indy Lights Series (CART).