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BASEBALL EXTRA

Interleague Attendance

June 20, 1997

The first week of interleague play provided an attendance boost to every team except two. The leagues have increased their attendance by more than 8,000 a game. A look:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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Team Interleague Attend. Regular Attend. Difference New York 56,240 26,187 +30,053 Chicago 41,555 21,079 +20,476 Seattle 52,097 37,461 +14,636 Milwaukee 27,947 14,352 +13,595 Oakland 26,477 15,117 +11,360 Texas 42,432 35,644 +6,788 Angels 26,277 19,857 +6,420 Detroit 17,089 13,775 +3,314 Baltimore 47,599 44,434 +3,165 Kansas City 21,067 18,932 +2,135 Toronto 32,494 30,713 +1,781 Cleveland 42,909 41,933 +976 Boston 26,673 26,172 +501 Minnesota 15,530 17,953 -2,423 League 34,357 25,708 +8,649

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

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Team Interleague Attend. Regular Attend. Difference San Francisco 36,629 15,601 +21,018 Pittsburgh 36,179 16,820 +19,359 New York 34,485 18,873 +15,612 Florida 42,478 28,230 +14,248 St. Louis 44,920 30,986 +13,934 Chicago 37,563 24,187 +13,376 Cincinnati 33,343 21,570 +11,773 Philadelphia 26,632 16,111 +10,521 Atlanta 47,922 39,418 +8,504 Houston 28,782 20,673 +8,109 Dodgers 43,691 37,129 +6,562 Montreal 19,998 19,251 +747 Colorado 48,338 48,077 +261 San Diego 21,362 24,973 -3,611 League 35,709 25,955 +9,754

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