Jun 27, 2011, 6:52 PM EST
Last weekend’s interleague series drew a total of 1,626,347 fans over three days, MLB.com reports. It marked the first time since July 2008 that the league has enjoyed consecutive weekends of greater than 1.625 million attendance.
Through 168 interleague games this year, the average attendance has been 34,118, a full 20 percent higher than the 28,372 average during intraleague play.
With the Red Sox in town, the Pirates set new PNC Park-highs for attendance on both Saturday (39,483) and Sunday (39,511), as well as a new high for a three-game series (118, 324).
The Phillies also had their highest-attended three-game series, with 137,333 checking out the games against the A’s.
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 10
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 31
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 290
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 18
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 86
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 51
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks 131
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (290)
- San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks (131)
- Report: The Yankees were “fuming” at how A-Rod handled his early arrival to spring training (114)
- Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada reportedly signs with the Red Sox for $31.5 million, plus $31.5 million in penalties (106)
- Brian Sabean says that California taxes are a hindrance to the Giants signing free agents (102)