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The following is Part II of THE DAILY'S "Turnstile Tracker," which estimates that over 466.7 million attended sporting events in the U.S. and Canada during the '02-03 sports year. Presented today are the full '02 pre-, regular- and post-season figures for baseball, broken down by league. While a few of these numbers are not exact, they serve as the most detailed estimates of the number of attendees of baseball events.
BASEBALLPRE-SEASONREGULAR SEASONPLAYOFFSALL-STARTOTAL MLB3,115,65167,941,2111,568,73541,87172,667,468 Minorn/a35,497,010383,18462,49335,942,687 NCAAn/a3,966,005707,141n/a4,673,146 Northern Leaguen/a2,451,48280,2044,9722,536,658 Atlantic Leaguen/a1,859,05919,2836,4061,884,748 Frontier Leaguen/a948,38318,7804,495971,658 Central Leaguen/a758,78123,9823,802786,565 Western Leaguen/a394,89118,362n/a413,253 Little League WSn/a314,168n/an/a314,168 NBC Tourneyn/a84,007n/an/a84,007 BASEBALL TOTALS120,274,358
NOTES: ^ = National Baseball Congress tournament. NCAA Baseball regular-season attendance numbers include top 50 Division I teams, top 20 Division II teams and top ten Division III teams. NCAA Baseball playoff attendance figures are for Division I, II, and III. Minor League baseball numbers do not include Mexican League attendance of 3,543,206.