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Caitlin Clark’s never-ending line of fans boosts attendance at Iowa Cubs game

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If you have any doubt about Caitlin Clark’s popularity in her home state of Iowa, just take a look at how many fans stood in line to get her autograph ahead of an MiLB game between the Iowa Cubs and Columbus Clippers on Saturday.

Scott Reister of KCCC posted a video of the never-ending line on Twitter, reporting that the first fans showed up at 6 a.m. — 12 hours ahead of Clark’s ceremonial first pitch.

Clark also appears to have helped the Iowa Cubs — a Triple-A baseball team — get a major attendance bump: 10,692 fans showed up to Saturday’s game at Principal Park in Des Moines — about twice as many as the Iowa Cubs’ weekend home attendance average so far this season.