Attendance Dips by 1.2 Percent 10/2/13
NEW YORK - Fewer fans went to Major League Baseball games this season. The average attendance fell 1.2 percent with the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies experiencing big drops.
Total attendance of 74.03 million was down from 75.86 million last season, but it was still the sport's sixth-highest.
The Marlins saw a 29 percent fall-off in attendance, from 2.2 million last year to just 1.6 million in a season in which the club lost 100 games.
The Phillies lost more than a half million fans in total attendance, falling to just over 3 million in a year in which the team had its worst record since 2000.
The Los Angeles Dodgers led the majors with 3.7 million fans showing up at the ballpark.