NEW YORK (AP) -Major League Baseball set its attendance record for a single day, drawing 717,478 fans for 17 games Saturday.
Boosted by a pair of day-night doubleheaders, baseball broke the previous mark of 640,412, set when 17 games were played on July 3, 1999.
Baseball is averaging 32,258 per game through Saturday, up 4.4 percent from last year, and is on track to break the record average of 31,632 set in 1994.
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