Statistics and Facts on the MLB
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball league in North America consisting of 30 teams that play in the American League and the National League.
The league generated a total of 6.36 billion U.S. dollars in revenue
in 2011, an average of 212 million U.S. dollars per team. The highest-grossing team
in the MLB is the New York Yankees with revenues of 439 million U.S. dollars in 2011. The Yankees are also the most valuable franchise
in baseball with an estimated value of 1.85 billion U.S. dollars in 2012.
The MLB is the sports league with the highest total attendance
worldwide (73.4 million in 2011) due to its extensive regular season schedule (162 games per team, 2,420 games total leaguewide). The games are attended by an average
of about 31 thousand fans, the average ticket price
lies around 27 U.S. dollars (2012).
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