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Toledo Mud Hens Rank High In Minor League Attendance

September 24, 2007 - International League (IL) - Toledo Mud Hens News Release

Attendance at Minor League Baseball games during the regular season in 2007 soared to 42,812,812, an increase of more than 1.1-million fans over the 2006 season. It was the fourth year in a row that the industry set its all-time record.

This highest total in the 106-year history of the industry was accumulated by the 175 teams in the 14 affiliated domestic leagues in the U.S. and Canada, plus the Triple-A Mexican League.

Turnstiles were spinning nearly everywhere in Minor League Baseball as 13 of the 15 leagues reported increases over 2006 totals. Four of the leagues-Pacific Coast, Midwest, South Atlantic and Pioneer-set their own all-time records.

Top 15 In Minor League Attendance During The Last Three Seasons (2005-2007):

Rank-Team-League-3 Year Total

1-Sacramento River Cats-PCL (AAA)-2,194,212

2-Round Rock Express-PCL (AAA)-2,040,578

3-Memphis Redbirds-PCL (AAA)-2,021,638

4-Louisville Bats-IL (AAA)-1,950,073

5-Pawtucket Red Sox-IL (AAA)-1,912,865

6-Buffalo Bisons-IL (AAA)-1,776,735

7-Dayton Dragons-Midwest (A)-1,740,254

8-Albuquerque Isotopes-PCL (AAA)-1,727,833

9-Toledo Mud Hens-IL (AAA)-1,716,534

10-Frisco RoughRiders-Texas (AA)-1,706,975

11-Indianapolis Indians-IL (AAA)-1,693,454

12-Iowa Cubs-PCL (AAA)-1,652,218

13-Oklahoma RedHawks-PCL (AAA)-1,598,717

14-Durham Bulls-IL (AAA)-1,548,870

15-Columbus Clippers-IL (AAA)-1,546,134

Top Toledo Season Attendance Marks

1. 2007 --- 590,159

2. 2006 --- 569,380

3. 2005 --- 556,995

4. 2002 --- 547,204

5. 2004 --- 544,778

6. 2003 --- 517,331

7. 1953 --- 343,672

8. 1997 --- 325,532

9. 1927 --- 316,328

10. 1996 --- 316,126

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