Originally written on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 11/14/14

You could see it coming for months. Even in games that were announced as sellouts, the number of empty blue seats seemed to grow nightly. The tickets may have been paid for, but a number of them sat unsold on the secondary market on sites like Stubhub. After 3 years and 257 straight sellouts, the Phillies streak went the way of their playoff hopes.

The Phillies have certainly struggled this season but still lead major league baseball with an average of 44,606 people per game.

That it took this long for the Phillies’ streak to come to an end is the real surprise. The team had been mired in last place in the NL East for most of the season. Marquee stars like Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Roy Halladay all missed extensive time this season adding to the debacle.

The fact that this team sold out 257 regular season games in a row is a testament to the spirit of Philadelphia and the unwavering loyalty the City and its fans show their sports teams. Sure we take a beating in the national press sometimes, but you can’t deny the passion of this fan base.

Phillies team President David Montgomery had this to say about the streak.

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.

The Phillies streak of 257 consecutive regular season sellouts was the third longest in baseball history.

Similar Posts:

  • Is The Golden Age of Phillies Baseball Ending?
  • Halladay Returns to Form for Phillies
  • Another Phillie Bites the Dust – Ruiz Likely Headed to DL
  • Phillies Pitching Needs to Improve to Sustain a Run
  • Phillies Trade Jim Thome to Baltimore


Check out other great articles at Philly Sports World.

Play Our Fantasy Game Today and Try Your Hand at Winning $250 for FREE

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mayweather beats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao after loss: 'I thought I won the fight'

Did Evan Mathis respond to Chip Kelly's slight with barb?

WATCH: American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Report: Rams trade RB Zac Stacy to Jets


Falcons draft pick's house burned down during draft

Packers trade up to draft Brett Hundley

Greg Hardy apologizes for joke about 9/11

Mayweather bans Rachel Nichols, Michelle Beadle from covering fight

Five takeaways from Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft

Elite recruit Jaylen Brown commits to California

Clippers beat Spurs on Chris Paul shot in Game 7

Jimmy Kimmel's Manny Pacquiao T-shirt goes viral

Big fight packs airport, leaves no room for planes

Pete Carroll discusses Russell Wilson's contract status

Jim Harbaugh not happy Lou Holtz is out at ESPN

Cubs fans want Harry Caray video for seventh inning stretch

Winners and losers from the NFL draft

Brooklyn Decker expecting first child with Andy Roddick

Michigan using other programs' draftees to recruit players?

Texas staffer takes shots at Baylor, Texas A&M during draft

Rob Gronkowski wears awesome suit to Kentucky Derby

WATCH: Bryce Petty reacts to being drafted by the Jets

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Winners and losers from the NFL draft

Report: Zac Stacy traded to Jets

Hardy apologizes for joke about 9/11

Jerry Jones sends letter to Pacquiao

Mayweather bans Beadle, Nichols

WATCH: A-Rod fights back tears

A-Rod hits 660th home run, ties Willie Mays

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Celebrities make their picks

Ryan Succop offers to arm-wrestle Marcus Mariota for No. 8

Laila Ali rips Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Peterson wants more money from Vikes

Chip Kelly just doesn’t care about defense

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.