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Pulaski attendance almost doubles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Minor League Baseball drew more than 8.2 million fans in June, pushing the season total to nearly 23 million. The industry’s total of 22,722,519 fans is slightly ahead of last year’s figure, when an attendance record was set for a fourth straight season.
Attendance is also up in the Appalachian rookie league, where the Pulaski Mariners are playing after a year hiatus for the town. So far in nine home games, Pulaski has tallied 11,284 fans. That’s an average of 1,299 per game, up from 645 in the Blue Jays last season, 2006.

Greenville leads the Appy with an average of 1,661, followed by Kingsport (1,517), and Danville (1,414). Pulaski is fourth, slightly ahead of Burlington at 1,055.
The 175 other minor league clubs averaged 4,005 fans for 5,674 playing dates through June, compared to 4,131 fans in 2007. The 3.1 percent decline in average is mainly due to the inclement weather that affected many clubs last month, especially those impacted by the historic floods in the Midwest.

The Sacramento River Cats have attracted a Minor League Baseball-best 9,684 fans a game. Fellow Triple-A clubs Round Rock (9,405) and Louisville (9,114) are also averaging over 9,000 fans per opening.

Frisco (8,413), Corpus Christi (6,815) and Springfield (6,531) of the Texas League are the top drawing Double-A clubs. Perennial Class A attendance leader Dayton (8,622) is once again pacing its classification. Brooklyn, with its 7,333 average, leads all short-season clubs.
The Texas League is averaging 5,725 fans a game, 394 more than last year. The circuit’s average represents the largest increase (7.4 percent) over last year, among the 15 leagues.

The Northwest (4.2 percent), International (3.6 percent) and Carolina (0.9 percent) leagues also showed improvement over their 2007 average crowds.

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Pulaski attendance almost doubles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Minor League Baseball drew more than 8.2 million fans in June, pushing the season total to nearly 23 million. The industry’s total of 22,722,519 fans is slightly ahead of last year’s figure, when an attendance record was set for a fourth straight season.
Attendance is also up in the Appalachian rookie league, where the Pulaski Mariners are playing after a year hiatus for the town. So far in nine home games, Pulaski has tallied 11,284 fans. That’s an average of 1,299 per game, up from 645 in the Blue Jays last season, 2006.

Greenville leads the Appy with an average of 1,661, followed by Kingsport (1,517), and Danville (1,414). Pulaski is fourth, slightly ahead of Burlington at 1,055.
The 175 other minor league clubs averaged 4,005 fans for 5,674 playing dates through June, compared to 4,131 fans in 2007. The 3.1 percent decline in average is mainly due to the inclement weather that affected many clubs last month, especially those impacted by the historic floods in the Midwest.

The Sacramento River Cats have attracted a Minor League Baseball-best 9,684 fans a game. Fellow Triple-A clubs Round Rock (9,405) and Louisville (9,114) are also averaging over 9,000 fans per opening.

Frisco (8,413), Corpus Christi (6,815) and Springfield (6,531) of the Texas League are the top drawing Double-A clubs. Perennial Class A attendance leader Dayton (8,622) is once again pacing its classification. Brooklyn, with its 7,333 average, leads all short-season clubs.
The Texas League is averaging 5,725 fans a game, 394 more than last year. The circuit’s average represents the largest increase (7.4 percent) over last year, among the 15 leagues.

The Northwest (4.2 percent), International (3.6 percent) and Carolina (0.9 percent) leagues also showed improvement over their 2007 average crowds.

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