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Storming the gates
Yankees fans did their part in helping baseball’s 30 clubs draw a combined 74,859,268 fans in the 2012 regular season, the game’s highest attendance since 2008 and the fifth-best single-season attendance in the sport’s history. It was an increase of 2 percent — a total of 1,443,909 more fans — in 2012 than 2011, according to MLB. The Yankees led the AL with 3,542,406 fans, followed by the Texas Rangers, who set a franchise record by drawing 3,460,280 fans.