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MLB attendance down 1 percent

Updated: October 4, 2010, 8:53 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball's average attendance dropped for the third straight season, with a slight dip of nearly a half percent this year.

The 30 teams combined to draw 73.06 million fans in 2010, an average of 30,141, after Sunday's regular season finales.

Last year, in the midst of a global economic downturn, the teams drew 73.42 million, an average of 30,350. That average was a 6.7 percent drop from 2008's 32,528, when the total was 78.59 million.

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