The story of the week is ejections, SEVENTEEN, which is the most that we have seen in a week since 2015, when AMSTS began tracking ejections. Almost evenly split between the two leagues, meaning the gap between the AL and NL remains at only two ejections. On the attendance front, the Marlins were at home last week, and averaged fewer than 8,000 fans across all five games. The good news was that the Marlins drew over 10,000 for one game this week, their 10th game of the season above that mark, on 38 home games thus far. MLB teams outdrawn […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/17: ...


The Marlins were the only team to draw below 10,000 last week [they also did not draw above 10,000], but no team in MLB managed to get outdrawn by a AA team or below: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (22 AAA games), Seattle (4 AAA games), Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Detroit (2 games), Cleveland (1 game) The AL continued to narrow the ejection gap in a slow week, gaining a net of one ejections by having two of the week’s three ejections. This brings the gap between the two leagues to only three ejections. Time of game continued to […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/10: ...


With the way the 2019 season has stared, Orioles fans have plenty of time to think about what could’ve been, as they sit through three hours of the Orioles bullpen throwing batting practice. The worst part? The team the Orioles could’ve had would be… downright good. The incremental WAR added by the players on the roster would increase the Orioles team WAR to be fractions of a point below the Rays, who are six team WAR points above the first place Yankees. All of this for the low low cost of about an additional $104 million a year. Taking the […]

What the 2019 Orioles Could’ve Looked Like



The Marlins, Rays, and Orioles all drew below 10,000 for at least one game last week, and the Marlins drew fewer fans in three games than 13 of the other 21 teams drew in their single lowest attended game of the week. As one would expect, there were plenty of MLB games outdrawn by minor league teams this week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa (56 AAA games), Miami (47 AAA games), Baltimore (27 games), Seattle (5 games), Pittsburgh and Oakland (2 games each), Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati (1 game each) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Tampa […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/3: ...


The Marlins being out of town and a holiday weekend helped buoy attendance this week, with only one team, the Pirates, drawing under 10,000, which happened to also be the only team to be outdrawn by minor league teams this week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Pittsburgh (16 AAA games) The NL continued to widen the gap in ejections with the help of the Brewers, who had three players ejected by Mike Estabrook on Saturday and Sunday. The NL now has a six ejection lead over the AL. Time of game crept up to 3:10 as we start to […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/26: ...


The Marlins nearly had a hundred minor league games better attended than their lowest attended game of the week last week, drawing only 5,947 in to see a game last week. The Marlins averaged 10,300 which actually brought their season attendance up a bit, but overall they are averaging fewer than 10,000 fans on the season. MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (51 AAA games), Seattle (6 games), Detroit and Kansas City (1 game each) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (29 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (2 A-Advanced, 12 A games) The NL, not […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/19: ...



The big surprise of the week is that only two teams across MLB were outdrawn by minor league teams, the Rays and the A’s, for a total of 35 games: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay (19 AAA games), Oakland (9 games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Tampa Bay (2 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Tampa Bay (5 games) The American League caught back up with the NL in the ejections race, as both now sit at 23, with plenty of season left to go. Time of game fell down to just over three hours, […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/12: ...


      The Miami Marlins and their pathetic attendance is the front line this week as the Marlins once again were outdrawn by a Single-A game three times this week, and by 26 more AAA games than any other MLB team: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (37 AAA games), Baltimore (12 games), Kansas City (6 games), Minnesota (4 games), Detroit (1 game). MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (6 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (3 games) Ejections picked back up as the NL gained some ground on its lead over the AL by […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/5: ...


Tempers spiked last week with fifteen ejections, but apparently everyone got it out of their system, as only two ejections throughout baseball last week. Let’s take a look. The A’s were outdrawn by only AA and AAA teams this week, no Single-A team outdrew them, marking the first time this season an MLB team hasn’t been outdrawn by a Single-A team: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (21 AAA games), Tampa Bay (19) Baltimore, Pittsburgh (17), Seattle, Cincinnati, Cleveland (1). MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Oakland (2 games), Tampa, Baltimore, Pittsburgh (1 game). MLB teams outdrawn by A […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/28: ...



Tempers have gotten hot only three weeks into the season as FIFTEEN ejections doubled the season total of ejections in just a week. This was in part due to the White Sox – Royals brawl which brought in four ejections. Beyond that, plenty of other items of note this week. Let’s take a look. The Marlins reclaimed their throne as the bottom of the attendance barrel, getting outdrawn by A, AA, and AAA teams this week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (30 AAA games), Tampa Bay (14) Baltimore, Seattle, Oakland, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Chicago White Sox, Detroit (7), Texas […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/21: ...


We’re into baseball season in April, and with it come the rain delays and cancellations. Both Minnesota and Texas only played four games this week, on account of a scheduled day off and some rainouts. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, some trouble getting butts in seats, as the Orioles had the lowest attended games in Oriole Park at Camden Yards history. Let’s take a look. With plenty of Minor League teams past their Opening Day stage, not a lot of high attendance in the minors, but the Orioles managed to outdo the Marlins, which is rare: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/14: ...


The 2019 MLB season has begun! Which is great news! For those of us new to Below the Box Score, we look at some of the stuff that you might not see compiled in other places, mainly MLB attendance, weather, time of game, and ejections. Let’s get into it With only a few days of minor league games happening, it was hard to be outdrawn by minor league teams, but 12 of the 30 MLB clubs somehow managed it: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (35 AAA games), Cincinnati (26), Pittsburgh (21), Kansas City (11), Cleveland and Toronto (9), […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/7: ...