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24/7 Wall St.: Major League Teams Americans Bet On The Most

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MLB: 3. Philadelphia Phillies

Team value: #6
Attendance 2010: 3,647,249 (2nd highest)
Pct. change attendance 2001 – 2010: +104.67% (the biggest increase)
W-L Last Ten Years: 882-737 (7th best)

According to the team’s website, the Philadelphia Phillies are “the oldest, continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional sports.” Despite being among the oldest in baseball, the Phillies have won just two World Series. Recently, however, the team has been very successful, making the playoffs the past six years in a row, and winning the World Series in 2008. In 2004, the team moved to Citizens Bank Park from Veterans Stadium. Despite the fact that stadium capacity decreased by more than 10,000 people, regular season attendance has more than doubled over a ten-year period. Between 2001 and 2010 the team had the seventh best record in baseball.

(AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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