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USA TODAY EXAMINES THE LOST BASEBALL FAN

     As part of a week-long series, USA TODAY ran a poll on wherethe four major sports rank as fans' favorites, and charted therevenue-payroll performance of American League teams compared to'94.  Look for both the AL and NL revenue and payroll numbers inTHE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY tomorrow.     BREAKING DOWN U.S. SPORTS FANS:  According to CNN/USATODAY/Gallup surveys, the number of "so-called true baseball fansis at a two-year low" (USA TODAY, 5/23).      
DATE
ALL
18-29
30-49
50+
14-May-95
  35%
  36%
  38%
  31%
26-Feb-95
37
38
35
38
7-Sep-94
35
38
35
34
9-Aug-94
35
39
36
31
May-93
39
40
41
35
FOR ALL AGES? In an April CNN/USA
TODAY survey, fans were asked to name their
"favorite sport" (USA TODAY, 5/23).
SPORT
ALL
18-29
30-49
50-64
65+
Football
  32%
  41%
  31%
  33%
  23%
Baseball
16
10
17
15
23
Basketball
15
18
16
12
12
Hockey
3
5
4
3
2