Smallest crowd at a MLB game ever?

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Some MLB games have had very low attendance, including the Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox game in 2015 which had no fans due to civil unrest. The Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics game in 1979 had only 250 fans due to bad weather. The New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox game in 1966 had only 413 fans despite a seating capacity of 65,000. The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins had the lowest average attendance in their respective leagues in 2014. The top five busiest MLB parks are Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Tiger Stadium.

Major league baseball teams tend to have loyal fans who support their team, win or lose. They buy season tickets and attend all home games. However, no fans were allowed to attend the April 29, 2015 game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox, due to civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland. But while the Orioles-White Sox game (a win for the Orioles, 8-2) may hold the record for smallest crowd to attend an MLB game, there have been several other games with remarkably low attendance. Hardly any fans showed up on April 17, 1979, when the Seattle Mariners played the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, California. The A’s drew a measly crowd of about 250 hardy souls on a rainy and windy night. To make matters worse, temperatures dropped to around 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4C). An estimated 413 fans attended the September 22, 1966 game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox at the old Yankee Stadium – which had a seating capacity of 65,000. Yankee fans were relentless in showing their displeasure with their team, who lost the disappointing game 4-1 to the White Sox. daily attendance at the stadium, with 42,520 for the Yankees and 46,696 for the Dodgers in 2014.
The Tampa Bay Rays had the lowest average gameday attendance in the American League, with 17,858 in 2014, while the Miami Marlins were at the bottom of the National League with an average attendance of 21,386 fans.

Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Tiger Stadium are the top five busiest MLB parks.

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