This day in baseball: The Yankees surpass 2 million attendance mark

On August 25, 1946, the New York Yankees became the first team to draw over two million paying patrons in a season when 42,908 fans showed up at Yankee Stadium to watch the Bronx Bombers take on the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees would lose the contest, 7-2, facing Detroit pitcher Hal Newhouser.

The original Yankee Stadium, 1923 (public domain)

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