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Yankees' Drop-Off In Star Power Resulting In Decreased Attendance, TV Viewers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 16

The Yankees are a "tradition-rich franchise stuck with too few current stars their fans are drawn to," and the players on their roster are "more marketable to other teams than to their own fans," according to Danny Knobler of BLEACHER REPORT. At Yankee Stadium, "you're just as likely to see" a jerse...

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