Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
While World Cup soccer is kicking up serious viewership stats, baseball tickets continue to dominate the order for fans across America, according to Marta Ault at online discount ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com.
Yes it’s true that viewers have rewarded ESPN by watching the World Cup in record numbers. In fact, the combined coverage on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC through 60 matches has averaged 4.19 million viewers for the match windows, up from 2,853,000 viewers in 2010 and 1,849,000 in 2006.
Univision said its World Cup coverage had reached nearly 74 million viewers through Saturday, in an si.com article posted Sunday, July 6, 2014.
Meanwhile, back at the ballpark, the Cincinnati Reds are currently red hot atop ticket sales, but ranked 13th in attendance so far this season with a total of 1,254,662 tickets sold to date.
The current MLB leaders are the LA Dodgers with 2,082,561 in attendance to date, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals with 1,904,311 and New York Yankees with 1,704,143.
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The 2014 season began on March 31. This year’s 162-game schedule, split equally between home and away games for each of MLB’s 30 squads, runs through Sunday, September 29.
Originating in 1869, Major League Baseball or MLB constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada. It is made up of 30 teams—29 in the United States and one in Canada. With the International Baseball Federation, MLB also manages the World Baseball Classic.
The sport consists of teams that play in the American League and the National League. After 100 years as separate entities, the two leagues merged in 2000 into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball.
Currently, there are 2,430 games played in a regular season, with up to 20 more played by each team in the post-season. The sheer number of games played, as well as the sport’s 30 teams and American roots, gives MLB Baseball the highest season attendance of any sports league in the world. (Source: wikipedia.org)
For this week’s power rankings, the Oakland Athletics, who recharged their pitching rotation staff with new hurlers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, improved upon their league-best record to 55-33 and retained the top spot in the ESPN.com MLB Power Rankings for the third consecutive week.
The AL West rival Los Angeles Angels, however, have moved up to the second spot and are only 3.5 games behind the A's in the standings. They switched places with the Milwaukee Brewers, who fell back to Number Three. This week's biggest gainers were the Atlanta Braves and the Tampa Bay Rays, both moving up seven spots to Number Four and 21, respectively.
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