READING, Pa. - Despite a third-place division finish and no postseason play, things weren't all that bad in Baseballtown in 2017.
In fact, when it comes to attendance, you can put one in the win column for the Fightin Phils.
Reading closed out the regular season Monday on top of all other Eastern League teams in attendance, with 411,698 fans passing through the gates at FirstEnergy Stadium in 2017.
None of the other 11 EL teams drew more than 400,000 fans during the regular season, according to Eastern League statistics.
Reading also drew the highest number of fans per game, with an average of 6,054 people in attendance.
With the Fightins sitting out the playoffs this year, the team and the front office can now look forward to 2018. They're set to start the season at home against the Erie SeaWolves on April 5. First pitch: 7:05 p.m.
For you morning game fans, mark your calendars for Monday, June 4.
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