Baseball is unquestionably a national pastime in the United States. One look at the attendance records says how everyone often has a great time at the ballgame. In the United States, Major League Baseball is one of the most popular sports contests.

As evidence, go no farther than the world’s largest baseball audiences, where stadiums are often overflowing with spectators. Despite this, the highest MLB attendances to date indicate a difficult pill to take. People aren’t as interested in baseball as they used to be, and the league and the sport are losing their appeal with newer generations of fans.

As many as 75 percent of Americans have likely attended an MLB game at some point in their lives, according to estimates. In the bleachers, even non-baseball fans have had the chance to amuse themselves with a few hot dogs and a few brewskies.

The largest attendance game in MLB history

The popularity of Major League Baseball peaked at the turn of the century. From 2004 through 2007, the league had record-breaking crowds, culminating at 79.6 million fans in 2007. Unfortunately, they were unable to maintain that level of attention for the course of their career.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed the top spot in the major leagues after all regular season, All-Star, and playoff games have been accounted for. As the Dodgers hosted the Chicago White Sox in three thrilling World Series games in October 1959, more than 92,000 fans braved the rain and sweltering temperatures to cheer for their team.

However, 115,301 is the highest total ever. The preseason game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox, on March 29, 2008, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in California had a record-breaking crowd of around 115,300 fans in attendance.