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24/7 Wall St.: 12 Major League Teams Running out of Fans

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7. Arizona Diamondbacks

Decrease in attendance: 25.05%
2001 W-L record: 85-77 (finished 3rd in NL West)
2010 W-L record: 65-97 (finished 5th in NL West)
League championships last decade: won World Series in 2001

MLB ticket sales rose more than 10% in the past decade. Some teams, like the Phillies, the Twins, and the Angels, saw sales increase by more than 50%. This is not the case with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Led by star pitchers Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson, the team won the world series in 2001. Then players began to leave, and its performance diminished rapidly. In 2004, the team had the worst record in baseball. It has only made the playoffs once since, in 2007. Since 2001, annual stadium attendance has dropped more than 25%, from 2.7 million to 2.05 million.

(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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