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Major League Baseball attendance: It doesn’t always pay to win
All fans want to do is watch a winner, right?
Turns out, that’s not the case when taking a closer look at Major League Baseball’s attendance figures for the 2013 season.
Some teams are always going to be fighting an uphill battle in building a fan base (sorry Oakland and Tampa Bay), but it is a bit ridiculous that a terrible team like the Minnesota Twins could draw nearly 1 million more fans than the wild-card winning Rays (who finished dead last in the attendance game).
Here’s the breakdown, with teams ranked in order of winning percentage, along with a breakdown of how much each win was worth in terms of fans in the seats: