Below the Box Score, Week of 5/14/2017: First Sub-10k Game of the Year


It finally happened, over a month into the season, but we got our first sub-10,000 attended game of the year. And our second. And our third. THREE games this week were attended by four figure sums of fans as the Tampa Bay Rays hosted the Kansas City Royals in a four game series. Luckily for the Rays they got 12,000+ to their Monday game to bring their weekly average up to 10,352.

Only six teams drew fewer than 20,000 this week, the aforementioned Rays, Athletics, Padres, White Sox, Marlins and Diamondbacks, with  only the White Sox and Diamondbacks averaging above the 20,000 mark. That matched the number of teams that averaged above 40,000 this week with four: Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants, and Yankees with the mark on the week. The Angels, Rockies, and Blue Jays had one game above 40,000 this week as well.

 

Meanwhile, ten teams averaged below three hours this week, up four from last week. The overall average sat at 3:10, which was lower than previous weeks but still quite a ways away from three hours flat.

And finally, ejections this week were on fire with a season high 9, and the AL continuing to outshine the NL 5-4.

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: Rays (vs Royals), Wednesday, May 10th. 9,320

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Cardinals (vs Cubs), Friday, May 12th. 47,601

Highest attendance last week: Cardinals (vs Cubs), Saturday, May 13th. 47,882

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Athletics (vs Angels), Tuesday, May 9th. 11,383

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Red Sox (vs Rays), Sunday, May 14th. 4:32 (11-2 Rays)

Shortest game last week: Rockies (vs Cubs), Wednesday, May 10th. 2:14 (3-0 Rockies)

Longest average game for the week: Red Sox, 3:35 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Braves, 2:47 average over 5 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Diamondbacks (vs Pirates), 96 degrees, Friday, May 12th.

Coldest game last week: Red Sox (vs Rays), 47 degrees, Sunday, May 14th.

Warmest average for the week: Diamondbacks, 85.3 degrees over 4 games.

Coldest average for the week: Rays, 51.0 degrees over 3 games.

Windiest game last week: Giants vs Reds, 22 mph, Friday, May 12th.

Windiest week: Blue Jays, 20.0 MPH over 1 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 9 (34 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 4. (Season total: AL 22, NL 12)

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
Angels61029244311239122:553:093:03637166.461510.9
Astros52367641150345402:413:203:0157807021310.2
Athletics61029237898235702:513:263:0363897431610.7
Blue Jays72912042346363112:363:313:026262622020202
Braves51727728724232842:273:112:47808682.7131413.3
Brewers52252433849283603:083:383:27587767.581712.5
Cardinals61675047882326262:383:462:59738179.591210.5
Cubs63477947882404082:143:012:47518167.75129
Diamondbacks61752734088240902:344:083:06749685.38119.3
Dodgers72726547720396792:373:383:13638568.43146.3
Giants62845342122355222:333:332:56546158.961410.5
Indians62309940014306252:303:312:565664597118.7
Mariners62669742346341292:363:483:1562646362011
Marlins61675026692194252:273:462:59818682.291411.23
Mets62830633849302212:383:333:16547767.561712.2
Nationals52352532984293122:543:533:20587464.84138.61
Orioles62352532984272752:373:533:126180694138
Padres51422429111215602:333:162:5962796681411.9
Phillies42669731715303403:023:483:31587264.36139.5
Pirates71752747720329932:344:083:086396763116.6
Rangers51422437898281322:333:262:53638973.531610.9
Rays7932036496212042:414:323:2647535181812.31
Red Sox52252436496312092:544:323:35475854.581810.2
Reds52203542122345162:333:282:52586460.461410.1
Rockies72726543534369362:143:383:045185665147.3
Royals7932030662174572:374:243:12738077.381310.3
Tigers51889744311300152:373:223:026680726159.6
Twins51449828379213022:303:272:58566458.87118.6
White Sox51449829111212812:583:273:14577964.871410.41
Yankees52203541150336592:493:283:11576460.52106.91

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels33020744311369113:003:093:04667168.761510
Astros22367628724262002:412:492:45808080131313
Athletics31029211383109122:553:073:0263666491311.7
Blue Jays72912042346363112:363:313:026262622020202
Brewers52252433849283603:083:383:27587767.581712.5
Cardinals34760147882477422:383:012:50738178101211.3
Diamondbacks61752734088240902:344:083:06749685.38119.3
Dodgers33731447720419182:373:383:07636664.3364.7
Giants34119342122415282:332:552:41586159.7131413.7
Indians32309928379253102:303:002:495664597118.7
Marlins61675026692194252:273:462:59818682.291411.23
Mets32845331066295162:383:333:11546058697.3
Nationals33147332984322293:023:343:1758746871310.7
Orioles22352526348249372:543:533:23616261.5496.5
Padres21422417756159902:332:382:35636363121212
Phillies22669731715292063:403:483:44636463.5676.5
Rangers33515737898362272:513:263:057989843169.7
Rays4932012826103522:414:243:181
Red Sox33508036496356742:544:323:3647535181812.3
Reds22203525960239982:493:283:08586461676.5
Rockies72726543534369362:143:383:045185665147.3
Royals32466230662269302:373:313:04738077.381310.3
White Sox51449829111212812:583:273:14577964.871410.4
Yankees33905041150401003:093:203:125764602107.31

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels31029211383109122:553:073:0263666491311.7
Astros33905041150401003:093:203:125764602107.3
Athletics33515737898362272:513:263:057989843169.7
Braves51727728724232842:273:112:47808682.7131413.3
Cardinals31675018614175102:473:463:098181819119.7
Cubs63477947882404082:143:012:47518167.75129
Dodgers42726543534379992:533:383:18638572.55147.8
Giants32845331066295162:383:333:11546058697.3
Indians33268840014359392:463:313:04
Mariners62669742346341292:363:483:1562646362011
Mets32830633849309263:083:333:22777777171717
Nationals22352526348249372:543:533:23616261.5496.51
Orioles42466232984284442:373:313:07738076.57139.5
Padres32251829111252743:163:163:1662796981411.7
Phillies23147331473314733:023:343:18587265121312.5
Pirates71752747720329932:344:083:086396763116.6
Rangers21422417756159902:332:382:35636363121212
Rays33508036496356742:544:323:3647535181812.3
Red Sox22252426499245123:293:383:33585858888
Reds34119342122415282:332:552:41586159.7131413.7
Royals4932012826103522:414:243:18
Tigers51889744311300152:373:223:026680726159.6
Twins51449828379213022:303:272:58566458.87118.6
Yankees22203525960239982:493:283:08586461676.5

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