Below the Box Score, Week of 6/12/17: A New Lowest Attendance of the Season


After a week off, this week gets back to setting a couple of new records on the season.

First off, the Rays had only 8,971 show up to a game this week, which is the first sub-9,000 attended game of the season and the lowest since the Indians drew 8,766 on May 4th of 2016. The Indians went on to the World Series, so maybe this is good luck for the Rays?1  On Saturday, the Rays hosted the A’s in the first doubleheader played in Tropicana Field, a scheduled doubleheader. Those games drew 17,775 combined.

The A’s, Reds, Mariners, and Orioles drew sub-20,000 on the week, with only the Rays and A’s averaging below the mark. On the top end, the Yankees, Dodgers, Mariners, Cardinals, Giants, Cubs, Astros, Diamondbacks, and Braves all drew over 40,000 on the week, the highest number of 40,000+ attendees on the season. The Yankees, Cardinals, Dodgers, and Giants averaged above the mark.

The other season high was set in Arizona as the Diamondbacks played with the roof open in a chilly 104 degree evening in Phoenix. Their other game of the week with the roof open came in at 102 degrees. This averaged the Diamondbacks a full 40 degrees above the coldest average of the week, 63 degrees for the Toronto Blue Jays.

On the time of game front, only the A’s played no games shorter than three hours, with the shortest being the Marlins and Cubs at 2:16. The average hung at a minute or two over three hours, down slightly over the past few weeks.

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 White Sox), Thursday, June 8th. 8,971

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Cardinals (vs Phillies), Friday, June 9th. 42,971

Highest attendance last week: Yankees (vs Orioles), Sunday, June 11th. 46,348

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Athletics (vs Blue Jays), Tuesday, June 6th. 16,643

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Nationals (vs Rangers), Saturday, June 10th. 4:14 (6-3 Rangers)

Shortest game last week: Cubs (vs Marlins), Monday, June 5th. 2:16 (3-1 Cubs)

Longest average game for the week: Red Sox, 3:23 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Cardinals, 2:40 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Diamondbacks (vs Brewers), 104 degrees, Friday, June 9th.

Coldest game last week: Yankees (vs Red Sox), 56 degrees, Tuesday, June 6th.

Warmest average for the week: Diamondbacks, 103.0 degrees over 2 games.

Coldest average for the week: Blue Jays, 63.0 degrees over 5 games.

Windiest game last week: Giants vs Twins, 22 mph, Sunday, June 11th.

Windiest week: Giants, 14.1 MPH over 7 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 3 (63 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 1, NL 2. (Season total: AL 34, NL 29)

 

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
Angels52417540786314312:583:393:196384722158.8
Astros52189240786306962:393:393:11799284.5476
Athletics61289017775145653:053:543:2164666591813.5
Blue Jays51289045480296202:443:203:00616663.841810
Braves72094240174274582:403:182:55728478.1285.31
Brewers62058040195264702:353:383:016510485.551611.9
Cardinals61632543911327432:213:092:406589773159.5
Cubs73403741229383382:163:423:02628775.391613.6
Diamondbacks62134040195274792:433:483:1410210410391612.5
Dodgers64267446289439862:453:052:58657067.8364.8
Giants62058041321311452:273:432:52597464.752215.3
Indians42661139508319792:543:163:02708677.46159.4
Mariners61562145480282762:433:262:56608469.2194.61
Marlins62292537294298672:163:252:55628474.591612.8
Mets52768440174327182:413:193:03779083.65138.4
Nationals73215746289397432:454:143:07659474.8295.2
Orioles61995746348370212:454:083:20638975.32136.7
Padres62134026107240112:273:483:06647066.381310.7
Phillies72094243911300992:283:182:51728980.72157.6
Pirates51995727275240952:324:083:20638474.82146.9
Rangers53215738332341662:534:143:198194872137.9
Rays7897117775129072:533:543:19
Red Sox53685346194412212:423:393:235684722139.2
Reds61632544036327142:213:042:47657067.8395.9
Rockies53938541229404932:443:423:10718777.96169.51
Royals62189232747258382:273:443:00649275.74137.9
Tigers52417537162315922:583:393:22638474.521510.2
Twins61562141321288572:273:432:58598467.512211.3
White Sox6897131753202142:533:293:07708679.781512.7
Yankees64151646348449502:423:383:13568974.32139.7

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Astros23242540786366063:203:393:29848484777
Athletics21289015076139833:053:203:1264666591813.5
Braves72094240174274582:403:182:55728478.1285.31
Brewers32058021452210822:353:052:4765746851511.3
Cardinals34297143911434412:283:092:46848986.7101512
Cubs73403741229383382:163:423:02628775.391613.6
Diamondbacks62134040195274792:433:483:1410210410391612.5
Dodgers64267446289439862:453:052:58657067.8364.8
Giants34104641321412072:273:432:57596461.3162219.3
Indians32661131753294692:593:163:05708679.781512.7
Mariners61562145480282762:433:262:56608469.2194.61
Nationals43215738332361072:534:143:15719482.3295.3
Orioles21995726724233413:254:083:46637468.5232.5
Padres32305526107249202:273:443:00647066.381310.7
Pirates32292527275245972:323:253:0276848191411.3
Rangers23247732617325473:103:193:1486908891311
Rays7897117775129072:533:543:19
Red Sox23685337162370083:363:393:3778848191311
Reds31632528917220442:212:452:33657067.3397
Rockies13950839508395082:542:542:54757575666
Royals32189232747267562:393:112:59799285475
Tigers32417534810279812:583:243:126372682159.3
Yankees64151646348449502:423:383:13568974.32139.7

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels52417540786314312:583:393:196384722158.8
Astros32189232747267562:393:112:59799285475
Athletics41315317775148563:063:543:25
Blue Jays51289045480296202:443:203:00616663.841810
Brewers32500940195318582:433:383:1510210410391612.5
Cardinals31632528917220442:212:452:33657067.3397
Giants32058021452210822:353:052:4765746851511.3
Indians13950839508395082:542:542:54757575666
Marlins62292537294298672:163:252:55628474.591612.8
Mets52768440174327182:413:193:03779083.65138.4
Nationals34323046289445902:453:052:55656967.3365
Orioles43783346348438612:453:383:0771898271310.8
Padres32134025883231012:523:483:13
Phillies72094243911300992:283:182:51728980.72157.6
Pirates21995726724233413:254:083:46637468.5232.5
Rangers33215738332352452:534:143:22819486294.7
Red Sox34151646194440302:423:353:145668632117.3
Reds34267444036433832:583:043:01677068.3464.7
Rockies43938541229407392:443:423:14718780.8916131
Royals32305526107249202:273:443:00647066.381310.7
Tigers23685337162370083:363:393:3778848191311
Twins61562141321288572:273:432:58598467.512211.3
White Sox6897131753202142:533:293:07708679.781512.7
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