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Total Attendance Since 1941 for Single-A California League Tops 52 Million PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:25

California LeagueThe California League, the 10 team Advanced Class A Minor League, released figures today that shows it has drawn over 52 million fans since its inception in 1941. Taking a break during World War II, the League restarted again in 1946 and has been in continuous operation every year since.  All the players and coaches of the 10 teams in the League are supplied by Major League Organizations, and the League is one of the few Minor Leagues where all of its teams are “in State”.

New Cal League President, Charlie Blaney, stated: “Cal League Baseball is a great opportunity for the fans in the State to come out and see tomorrow’s Major League Stars play today, and it’s terrific that over 52 million fans throughout the years have had the opportunity to enjoy good, wholesome, family entertainment at reasonable prices in the Cal League Ballparks.”

In 2010 each team in the Cal League will play 140 games beginning Opening Day, April 8, and ending on Labor Day, September 6.  Here’s the overall attendance breakdown:

Current Teams (Affiliation)     Total Attendance

Bakersfield (Rangers)                   4,677,044

High Desert (Mariners)                 2,789,574

Inland Empire (Dodgers)              3,039,631

Lake Elsinore (Padres)                 4,327,780

Lancaster (Astros)                      2,540,714

Modesto (Rockies)                      5,124,989

Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)        5,495,491

San Jose (Giants)                        5,716,568

Stockton (A’s)                            4,794,070

Visalia (Diamondbacks)                 3,390,768

Previous Teams Total Attendance

Channel Islands              49,565

Fresno                          2,917,500

Las Vegas                      17,703

Lodi                              817,875

Palm Springs                  565,228

Redwood                      332,071

Reno                            1,867,681

Riverside                        433,852

Salinas                           1,198,420

San Bernadino                983,594

Santa Barbara                 606,146

Santa Clara                     19,952

Ventura                         422,370


Source: California League

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