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MLB Sets Record Attendance Mark Through Season's First Two WeekendsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 15
The first two weekends of the MLB season drew 3,093,382 fans to games, the "highest figure in history," according to Mike Oz of YAHOO SPORTS. The previous record, 2,978,303, was set in '05. Both weekends "have drawn 1.5 million fans, the first time in history the first two weekends of the season hav...
MLB owners met in Chicago today and will "possibly vote for the second time" on a proposed labor agreement, according to Dave Van Dyck of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Owners rejected the proposed deal Novem
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