MLB Attendance

Major League Baseball Attendance Data

Baseball attendance is a fascinating field of research. Oddly enough, it is as interesting when looking at worsts in baseball history, as it is looking at the best in baseball history!

The Dodgers have had one million in attendance every season since 1945. The 1993 Rockies were the first club seen by seven million fans (home & road totals). The 1992 Blue Jays reached the one million in attendance mark in only 21 games.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present this historical analysis of baseball attendance marks set by each franchise, All-Star attendance, World Series attendance, team specific attendance records and more.

"When the great scorer comes to mark against your name, it's not whether you won or lost but how many paid to see the game." - Former General Manager Peter Bavasi in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jonathan Fraser Light, McFarland Publishers, 07-2005, 'Attendance', Page 50)
MLB Attendance Data

Team by Team Baseball Attendance Data and Baseball Attendance Research

Baltimore Orioles Attendance Records
1954 - 2020 (Includes:)
St. Louis Browns Attendance Data
1902 - 1953
Milwaukee Brewers Attendance Data
1901
Boston Red Sox Attendance Records
1908 - 2020 (Includes:)
Boston Americans Attendance Data
1901 - 1907
Atlanta Braves Attendance Records
1966 - 2020 (Includes:)
Milwaukee Braves Attendance Data
1953 - 1965
Boston Braves Attendance Data
1941 - 1952
Boston Bees Attendance Data
1936 - 1940
Boston Braves Attendance Data
1912 - 1935
Boston Rustlers Attendance Data
1911 - 1911
Boston Doves
1907 - 1910
Boston Beaneaters Attendance Data
1883 - 1906
Boston Red Stockings Attendance Data
1876 - 1882
Chicago White Sox Attendance Records
1904 - 2020 (Includes:)
Chicago White Stockings Attendance Data
1901 - 1903
Chicago Cubs Attendance Records
1902 - 2020 (Includes:)
Chicago Orphans Attendance Data
1898 - 1901
Chicago Colts Attendance Data
1890 - 1897
Chicago White Stockings Attendance Data
1876 - 1889
Cleveland Indians Attendance Records
1915 - 2020 (Includes:)
Cleveland Naps Attendance Data
1905 - 1914
Cleveland Blues Attendance Data
1901 - 1904
Cincinnati Reds Attendance Records
1959 - 2020 (Includes:)
Cincinnati Redlegs Attendance Data
1953 - 1958
Cincinnati Reds Attendance Data
1890 - 1952
Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA) Attendance Data
1882 - 1889
Houston Astros Attendance Records
2013 - 2020 (Includes:)
Houston Astros (NL) Attendance Data
1965 - 2012
Houston Colt .45s Attendance Data
1962 - 1964
Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance Records
1958 - 2020 (Includes:)
Brooklyn Dodgers Attendance Data
1932 - 1957
Brooklyn Robins Attendance Data
1914 - 1931
Brooklyn Dodgers Attendance Data
1911 - 1913
Brooklyn Superbas Attendance Data
1899 - 1910
Brooklyn Bridegrooms Attendance Data
1890 - 1898
Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA) Attendance Data
1889 - 1889
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (AA) Attendance Data
1884 - 1888
Miami Marlins Attendance Records
2012 - 2020 (Includes:)
Florida Marlins Attendance Data
1993 - 2011
Los Angeles Angels Attendance Records
2005 - 2020 (Includes:)
Anaheim Angels Attendance Data
1997-2004
California Angels Attendance Data
1966 - 1996
Los Angeles Angels Attendance Data
1961 - 1965
Milwaukee Brewers Attendance Records
1998 - 2020 (Includes:)
Milwaukee Brewers (AL) Attendance Data
1970 - 1997
Seattle Pilots (AL) Attendance Data
1969
Minnesota Twins Attendance Records
1961 - 2020 (Includes:)
Washington Senators Attendance Data
1901 - 1960
New York Yankees Attendance Records
1913 - 2020 (Includes:)
New York Highlanders Attendance Data
1903 - 1912
Baltimore Orioles Attendance Data
1901 - 1902
Oakland Athletics Attendance Records
1968 - 2020 (Includes:)
Kansas City Athletics Attendance Data
1955 - 1967
Philadelphia Athletics Attendance Data
1901 - 1954
Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance Records
1891 - 2020 (Includes:)
Pittsburgh Alleghenys Attendance Data
1887 - 1890
Pittsburgh Alleghenys (AA) Attendance Data
1882 - 1886
St. Louis Cardinals Attendance Records
1900 - 2020 (Includes:)
St. Louis Perfectos Attendance Data
1899
St. Louis Browns Attendance Data
1892 - 1898
St. Louis Browns (AA) Attendance Data
1883 - 1891
St. Louis Brown Stockings (AA) Attendance Data
1882

Tampa Bay Rays Attendance Records
2008 - 2020 (Includes:)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Attendance Data
1998 - 2007

Texas Rangers Attendance Records
1972 - 2020 (Includes:)
Washington Senators Attendance Data
1961 - 1971
San Francisco Giants Attendance Records
1958 - 2019 (Includes:)
New York Giants Attendance Data
1885 - 1957
New York Gothams Attendance Data
1883 - 1884
Washington Nationals Attendance Records
2005 - 2020 (Includes:)
Montreal Expos Attendance Data
1969 - 2004
Baseball Attendance Research

Miscellaneous Attendance Record Books of Interest & Attendance Research

All-Star Game Attendance
Attendence Data of the Midsummer Classics
MLB Attendance Chart
A Look at Each Decade Since 1910-Today
World Series Attendance & Gate Receipts
Attendence Data of the Fall Classics

Major League Baseball Attendance Data | Research by Baseball Almanac, Inc.


The baseball attendance links in the menu up above show a complete historical breakdown of every season for every active franchise, but the table below just shows the single best season each team has ever had in history:

Highest Baseball Attendance Totals by Team

A.L. Teams Year Total N.L. Teams Year Total
Baltimore Orioles 1997 3,711,132 Arizona Diamondbacks 1998 3,600,412
Boston Red Sox 2009 3,062,699 Atlanta Braves 1993 3,884,720
Chicago White Sox 2006 2,957,414 Chicago Cubs 2008 3,300,200
Cleveland Indians 1999 3,468,456 Cincinnati Reds 1976 2,629,708
Detroit Tigers 2008 3,202,645 Colorado Rockies 1993 4,483,350
Houston Astros 2004 3,087,872 Los Angeles Dodgers 2019 3,974,309
Kansas City Royals 2015 2,708,549 Miami Marlins 1993 3,064,847
Los Angeles Angels 2006 3,406,790 Milwaukee Brewers 2011 3,071,373
Minnesota Twins 2010 3,223,640 New York Mets 2008 4,042,045
New York Yankees 2008 4,298,655 Philadelphia Phillies 2010 3,777,322
Oakland Athletics 1990 2,900,217 Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 2,498,596
Seattle Mariners 2002 3,542,938 San Diego Padres 2004 3,040,046
Tampa Bay Rays 1998 2,506,293 San Francisco Giants 2011 3,387,303
Texas Rangers 2012 3,462,780 St. Louis Cardinals 2007 3,552,166
Toronto Blue Jays 1993 4,057,947 Washington Nationals 2005 2,692,123

Did you know that the 1991 Toronto Blue Jays were the first team in baseball history to draw a 4 million in attendance (4,002,527)? Since then the following teams, in order by year joined, have joined the "4 million in attendance club": 1992 Toronto Blue Jays (4,028,318); 1993 Colorado Rockies (4,483,350) & 1993 Toronto Blue Jays (4,057,947); 2005 New York Yankees (4,090,696); 2006 New York Yankees (4,248,067); 2007 New York Yankees (4,271,867); 2008 New York Mets (4,042,045) & 2008 New York Yankees (4,298,655).
The largest attendance at a World Series game was 92,706 set during Game 5 of the 1959 World Series . The largest attendance at an All-Star Game was 72,086 set during the 1981 All-Star Game . The largest attendance during an Opening Day game was 80,277 set by the Colorado Rockies on April 9, 1993 .
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