Sep 3, 2011, 9:17 AM EDT
The Red Sox had another sellout at Fenway Park for last night’s game against the Rangers, extending their MLB record to 700 consecutive regular season games dating back to May 13, 2003.
The previous MLB record for sellouts was 455, set by the Indians from 1995-2001. The Red Sox surpassed that mark on September 8, 2008.
Here’s part of a statement from Red Sox owner John Henry:
“Reaching 700 consecutive sell-outs is a lesson for us all to never underestimate what the passion of Red Sox Nation can achieve,” said John Henry, Principal Owner. “Our fans have demonstrated unwavering loyalty and support from the stands at Fenway Park every day of the regular season for more than eight years, and everyone in the organization is grateful for their steadfast dedication.”
The Dayton Dragons, a Single A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, hold the all-time record for consecutive sellouts in North American professional sports with 838. The streak is still active. The Phillies hold the second-longest current sellout streak in the majors with 191.
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