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24/7 Wall St.: 12 Major League Teams Running out of Fans

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1. Cleveland Indians

Decrease in attendance: 56.08%
2000 W-L record: 91-71 (finished 1st in AL Central)
2010 W-L record: 69-93 (finished 4th in AL Central)
League championships last decade: none

Cleveland set a Major League Baseball record in 2001 after selling out every single home game since June 1995. The tide changed that year, when it lost to Seattle in the first round of the playoffs. The team never performed again at the winning level it had in the 90’s, only making the playoffs once over the decade, losing a heartbreaking world series to the Red Sox. Attendance then plummeted even further, dropping to just 1.39 million from 3.17 million ten years ago. In 2001, Cleveland drew the fifth-most fans in all of baseball. Last year, the team had the lowest attendance. The team also set a major league record for the lowest attendance in a single game — just 9,853 people showed up to the second home game of the season.

(AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

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