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MLB attendance drops to lowest in 15 years

View of the interior of Petco Park during a MLB regular season game last year
View of the interior of Petco Park during a MLB regular season game last year. Photo: Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Attendance at Major League Baseball games this season has plunged to its lowest average in 15 years — thanks to poor weather and an increase in strikeouts, per the AP.

By the numbers: This year's current average attendance of 27,207 is a 6% drop from this time last year. Should the trend continue, the league could see its first season since 2003 with average attendance below 30,000.