Dodgers rule in crowd attendance, social network growth

Los Angeles Dodgers' Ted Lilly talks with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez while pitching to New York Mets in MLB game in New YorkBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Though the Los Angeles Dodgers fell just one step shy of the World Series last season, they proved to be the kingpins when it came to drawing huge crowds and ruling the roost on social media. According to figures released by Major League Baseball (MLB), Dodger Stadium was the most visited ballpark with the iconic Los Angeles franchise attracting a total of 3,743,527 fans during its 2013 campaign. The scenic stadium at Chavez Ravine, the third oldest in MLB, was the most 'checked-in' sports venue in the United States in 2013 while it ranked fourth on the list of most checked-in locations overall, Facebook reported. The team led the majors in total growth last season on Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram, according to data provided by Major League Baseball Advanced Media.


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