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MLB Attendance Notes: Royals End Home Schedule With Bump At Gate
Published September 23, 2013
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER? In Akron, Sheldon Ocker reports the Indians drew 26,168 fans for their game yesterday against the Astros, the "largest Sunday attendance of the season at Progressive Field." Indians manager Terry Francona said, "The atmosphere in the park the last couple days has been good. It should be. This is a fun team to watch." However, unless the Indians sell out their last two home games, last year's "meager crowd total of 1,603,596 is beyond reach" (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 9/23).
COMING TO COMERICA: The Tigers passed 3 million fans during Saturday's game against the White Sox, marking the second straight year the Tigers have reached that figure and the fourth time in seven years (Tigers). The team ended up with 3,083,397 fans after its 34th sellout yesterday. This year trails only '08 (3,202,645) as the highest-attended season in Tigers history (DETROIT NEWS, 9/23).