Below the Box Score: Welcome to 2017! Your Weekly Look at Attendance, Ejections, Weather & Gametime


It’s the first Below the Box Score of 2017, so welcome back to everyone as baseball season has finally begun. Please note some season-starting data headaches from our provider show a few teams as having not hosted as many games as they actually have. It should be fixed going forward but there are a few games missing from this set. Our apologies.

The highlights this week in the attendance front were that thirteen teams drew over 40,000 once this week, while nine already have drawn fewer than 20,000 fans to an individual game (Reds, White Sox, A’s, Rays, D-Backs, Orioles, Twins, Astros, Nationals). As usual, the Dodgers won the week with 53,701 in attendance for the season opener. On the other side of things, the Reds drew only 10,586 for Thursday’s game.

Game time is not off to a good start, with only two teams averaging under 3:00 last week, the Padres and the Reds. So much for the automatic intentional walk saving us any time.

Weather showed its variability, as it often does this early with the Braves and Pirates facing off in 36 degree weather in Pittsburgh while the D-backs hosted the Indians in 88 degrees of sunshine in Phoenix.

And finally, tempers were muted this week with only three ejections, giving the NL the initial lead in the ejections race.

Now as always, we have included the miscellany and below that the raw data to look at yourself. Note there are three tables, the top being all games, the second home games, and the last being away games. Enjoy!

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last week: Reds (vs Phillies), Thursday, April 6th. 10,586

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Cardinals (vs Cubs), Thursday, April 6th. 44,039

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Padres), Monday, April 3rd. 53,701

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Yankees), Sunday, April 2nd. 31,042

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Astros (vs Mariners), Wednesday, April 5th. 4:26 (5-3 Astros)

Shortest game last week: Orioles (vs Blue Jays), Wednesday, April 5th. 2:23 (3-1 Orioles)

Longest average game for the week: Tigers, 3:25 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Padres, 2:50 average over 7 games.

 

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Diamondbacks (vs Indians), 88 degrees, Friday, April 7th.

Coldest game last week: Pirates (vs Braves), 36 degrees, Friday, April 7th.

Warmest average for the week: Diamondbacks, 81.3 degrees over 7 games.

Coldest average for the week: Red Sox, 48.6 degrees over 5 games.

Windiest game last week: Astros vs Mariners, 21 mph, Wednesday, April 5th.

Windiest week: Phillies, 15.3 MPH over 6 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 3

Ejections by league: AL 1, NL 2.

 

Raw data:

All games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels61122543911307232:443:273:04606862.73117.5
Astros61836241678274422:294:263:15738278.20219
Athletics61122544410293562:443:173:01607969.232012.2
Blue Jays51267845667223222:233:553:10636865.53148.5
Braves62271344384313002:283:513:10366653.5101711.8
Brewers62145843080295673:003:583:21657067.5141514.5
Cardinals54403947566462312:443:333:03537665.481712.2
Cubs62872847566414432:573:583:22537063.281612.6
Diamondbacks71467549016256353:003:263:14758881.3295.6
Dodgers73352953701430692:433:493:03617669.13207.61
Giants71467549016321072:243:263:03658774.32159
Indians62244348350296073:023:253:16688880.22168.3
Mariners71836243911322152:294:263:08638272.40218.6
Marlins51941842744293412:473:263:1048695952012.21
Mets52310044384314852:283:513:12446052.8102015
Nationals61941845121340262:473:343:1546696051911.4
Orioles41608645667357892:233:413:15626965.53169.3
Padres73650153701424502:243:142:50657267.63158.3
Phillies51058645121347343:043:343:16436755.9101915
Pirates52271336594329873:003:533:17366649.381310.9
Rangers62357448350353542:563:253:11688377.852014.3
Rays61267831042188342:563:553:151
Red Sox53262245013368063:033:533:24396647.961812.1
Reds41058646558368772:443:052:55437664101814.3
Rockies62145849169329702:593:493:15617669.752011.3
Royals51517139615267532:473:493:13468055.871310.3
Tigers51084245013317353:053:353:25396648.462014.6
Twins61400439615219942:473:143:01466954.581612.2
White Sox51084236534216962:563:313:1243695582014
Yankees51273742487289103:073:353:20626965.541610

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels33717543911412512:563:273:09636865.3697.3
Astros61836241678274422:294:263:15738278.20219
Athletics31122536067201952:443:172:596060603117.7
Brewers62145843080295673:003:583:21657067.5141514.5
Cardinals54403947566462312:443:333:03537665.481712.2
Diamondbacks71467549016256353:003:263:14758881.3295.6
Dodgers43650153701426932:433:142:53657268.5353.81
Mets52310044384314852:283:513:12446052.8102015
Nationals31941842744282922:473:263:06566963.3597.7
Orioles41608645667357892:233:413:15626965.53169.3
Padres34053743441421252:242:582:46657066.791512.7
Phillies33691745121397603:153:343:24466556.7101915
Pirates32271336484307343:003:183:10366654101311.3
Rangers62357448350353542:563:253:11688377.852014.3
Rays61267831042188342:563:553:151
Red Sox23613736594363663:033:533:28414844.581310.5
Reds21058643804271953:043:053:04436755121815
Rockies33352949169435702:593:493:16617669.752011.3
Tigers33262245013370993:053:353:22396651.361813.7
Twins31517139615236212:473:143:02465047.7101311.3
White Sox51084236534216962:563:313:1243695582014

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels31122536067201952:443:172:596060603117.7
Athletics33423544410385172:563:163:03787978.3102016.7
Blue Jays51267845667223222:233:553:10636865.53148.5
Braves62271344384313002:283:513:10366653.5101711.8
Cubs62872847566414432:573:583:22537063.281612.6
Dodgers33352949169435702:593:493:16617669.752011.3
Giants71467549016321072:243:263:03658774.32159
Indians62244348350296073:023:253:16688880.22168.3
Mariners71836243911322152:294:263:08638272.40218.6
Marlins51941842744293412:473:263:1048695952012.21
Nationals33691745121397603:153:343:24466556.7101915
Padres43650153701426932:433:142:53657268.5353.8
Phillies21058643804271953:043:053:04436755121815
Pirates23613736594363663:033:533:28414844.581310.5
Red Sox33262245013370993:053:353:22396651.361813.7
Reds24655846558465582:442:472:45707673101713.5
Rockies32145823828223703:033:343:14
Royals51517139615267532:473:493:13468055.871310.3
Tigers21084236534236883:303:313:30434845.5112015.5
Twins31400424074203672:563:073:00546961.381613
Yankees51273742487289103:073:353:20626965.541610

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