PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The streak is over!
The Phillies sellout streak came to an end on Monday night after 257 consecutive regular season games, the team announced Monday.
The streak began on July 7, 2009 in a 9-6 win against the Cincinnati Reds. The total paid attendance for those 257 games was 11,585,952 with an average attendance of 45,082 per game. The Phillies home record during that time was 154-103.
“The number of sellouts could not have been possible without the tremendous loyalty of our fans who continue to lead all of Major League Baseball in average attendance this year,” said Phillies President David Montgomery.
The sellout streak was the longest ever in the National League and the third-longest in Major League Baseball history, behind the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians.
The Red Sox have a current streak of 772 games starting from May 15, 2003 while the Indians’ streak lasted 455 games from 1995 to 2001.