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Timothy E. Zimmer, Allison Snyder and Lawrence Bukenya
 
''American Baseball Fans Do Not Influence Game Outcomes''
( 2021, Vol. 41 No.2 )
 
 
The paper examines U. S. Major League Baseball (MLB) data to evaluate home-field advantage and the relationship between fan attendance and game outcomes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans were not allowed in stadiums during the 2020 MLB regular season. The results indicate the absence of fans did not statistically alter home-field advantage when controlling for quality of play.
 
 
Keywords: Baseball, Home-Field_Advantage, Attendance, Fan Influence, Winning
JEL: Z0 - Other Special Topics: General
C5 - Econometric Modeling: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jan 15 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 09 2021

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