Baseball set an attendance record for the fifth time in six years, drawing 56,860,403 fans this season, an increase of 3.7 percent, according to unofficial figures.
The American League drew a record 32,117,696 fans, an increase of 5.9 percent from last year's 30,332,260. The AL was led by Toronto, which drew 4,001,526 to the SkyDome, a single-season record for any team. The Blue Jays averaged 49,402 per game.
The Chicago White Sox, who moved into the new Comiskey Park, were second at 2,934,154, an average of 36,749.
The National League drew 24,742,707, a 1 percent increase from last year's 24,491,508 and its second-highest total ever. The NL record of 25,323,834 was set in 1989. Los Angeles led the NL at 3,348,170, an average of 41,335.
Montreal, which played only 67 home dates because of structural problems at Olympic Stadium, was the only team in the majors not to draw 1 million, attracting 978,045, an average of 14,598.