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Major League Baseball's average attendance dropped 4 percent to 28,830, its lowest since 2003 after 14 consecutive seasons topping 30,000, and six stadiums set record lows. In a season of unusually cold and wet weather, 17 of the 30 teams experienced drops. The average is down 14.4 percent from its high of 32,785 in 2007, the last year before the Great Recession. There were 54 postponements, the most since 1989, and 26 of them were higher-drawing weekend games.

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