With an attendance record of 1,086,720 fans and a 32 percent increase in television ratings from 2013, there is no denying the 2017 World Baseball Classic was a hit for a wide-ranging international audience.
Now that the United States defeated Puerto Rico and conquered its first WBC crown on Wednesday, it is time to direct attention toward the 2017 major league season beginning on Apr. 3.
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