Friday October 5th, 2012

MLB Attendance MLB attendance rose 2.0 percent this season (Dustin Bradford, Getty Images)

The 2012 Major League Baseball regular season saw the most fans attending games since 2008, according to a report on Sportsbusinessnews.com.

The MLB's 30 teams drew a combined 74,859,268 fans over the course of 2,423 games this season, which is also a 2.0 percent increase over the 2011 season. The 2012 sseason is also in the top five best-attended seasons in MLB history, topped by the 2007 (first), 2008 (second), 2006 (third) and 2005 (fourth) seasons. The Philadelphia Phillies had the season's best average attendance with just over 44,000 fans per game, while the New York Yankees topped the American League.

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