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MLB draws record average crowd for spring training

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:15 p.m. CST
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez throws out Chicago White Sox's Marcus Semien at first in the fourth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Friday, March 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says spring training games drew a record average of 8,078 fans, up 7.3 percent from last year's 7,527.

The previous mark of 7,793 had been set in 2008.

Overall attendance for 447 dates was 3,610,738, baseball's fifth-highest total, the commissioner's office said Tuesday.

The Chicago Cubs drew 213,815 fans and an average of 14,254 for the first season of Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz.

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