Below the Box Score, Week of 6/25/17: 7 AL Ejections, 4 by White Sox!


The ejection race between the two leagues had gotten close last week, but this week the defending champion American League ran away with an 7-2 week on the back of four Chicago White Sox ejections on the week.  Overall, ejections had a great week with Milwaukee having a bench player ejected in the top of the first for arguing that the Braves took too long to challenge a call (note: the Braves did not challenge the call at all), and John Farrell getting ejected in Boston after a dubious balk call, but only after he got his money’s worth.

 

Attendance was once again stellar as only four teams drew below 20,000: the Rays, A’s, O’s, and Mariners, with only the Rays and A’s averaging below the mark. Twice as many teams drew above 40,000: Dodgers, Cardinals, Yankees, Giants, Cubs, Rockies, Diamondbacks, and Nationals. The Cardinals, Dodgers, Yankees, Giants, and Cubs all averaged above 40,000 on the week.

 

Meanwhile time of game had its lowest individual average for a week with the Marlins having averaged 2:48 over six games, playing no game longer than three hours and two minutes! Overall, with the longest game of the week being a handful of minutes over four hours, it was a good week to get in and out of your local MLB team’s game.

 

Other than that, weather was once again unremarkable, with temps in the 60s-90s and winds topping out at 20 MPH.

 

Here’s the rest of the highlights, and as always we have included the raw data at the bottom of the page

 

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last week: Athletics (vs Astros), Monday, June 19th. 10,482

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Cardinals (vs Pirates), Saturday, June 24th. 46,735

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Rockies), Saturday, June 24th. 50,403

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Athletics (vs Astros), Thursday, June 22nd. 18,747

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Dodgers (vs Rockies), Sunday, June 25th. 4:19 (12-6 Dodgers)

Shortest game last week: Royals (vs Blue Jays), Saturday, June 24th. 2:26 (3-2 Royals)

Longest average game for the week: Dodgers, 3:24 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Marlins, 2:48 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Rockies (vs Diamondbacks), 95 degrees, Wednesday, June 21st.

Coldest game last week: TIE – Giants (vs Mets), 62 degrees, Friday, June 23rd and Mariners (vs Tigers), 62 degrees, Tuesday, June 20th.

Warmest average for the week: Diamondbacks, 92.7 degrees over 3 games.

Coldest average for the week: Cubs, 67.7 degrees over 3 games.

Windiest game last week: Indians vs Twins, 20 mph, Sunday, June 25th.

Windiest week: Angels, 13.5 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 9 (79 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 7, NL 2. (Season total: AL 44, NL 35)

 

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
Angels63647443051388652:503:343:15818784.2111713.5
Astros51536233010257443:093:283:19658780.48169.61
Athletics41536238618245252:593:283:18658675.851610.8
Blue Jays52416938848283672:263:483:08779383.85118.4
Braves72382338463286372:463:373:076883754126.4
Brewers62398238463297532:573:183:07708377.65128.61
Cardinals42207047112352393:003:293:16698777101311.8
Cubs72347241708318332:303:092:51637267.771410
Diamondbacks62817940918361672:453:503:11899592.75168.7
Dodgers64160547715441122:554:193:24708677.7575.8
Giants72382341769319952:463:443:12627868.34179.8
Indians71387533111261182:553:403:15718878.30209.9
Mariners51852633010269313:093:213:15668777.67108.2
Marlins62086825448237072:303:022:481
Mets74113747715433432:523:443:17628071.95179.7
Nationals52086840139316512:393:513:12848684.781410.3
Orioles71387526596210132:573:403:18718882.5084.5
Padres62547741708351562:363:122:55637669.971410.5
Phillies52207040557294982:543:503:21698778101311.5
Pirates52398247112343492:573:183:07708376.35129.7
Rangers62416946625337503:033:483:19809384.9597.7
Rays51337523902178533:083:203:14
Red Sox62598337034325302:503:343:07789185.731710.41
Reds51337540139267453:073:513:21848684.781410.3
Rockies53501643787404022:454:193:18709585.45167.1
Royals52598338848301172:263:162:587791833116.6
Tigers51852631749253732:363:163:02667670.6713101
Twins52768433316311022:553:213:0868807452012.7
White Sox42537038618312472:593:223:116880755159.84
Yankees63960246625415453:033:323:19808582.75139.3

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Athletics21536218747170553:243:283:26658675.581612
Braves72382338463286372:463:373:076883754126.4
Brewers32398228428259662:573:183:09708376.55128.5
Cardinals24673547112469243:003:083:04767676121212
Cubs34080241708413722:383:092:57637267.771410
Diamondbacks32817940557334612:543:503:16
Dodgers64160547715441122:554:193:24708677.7575.8
Giants34113741769413742:523:443:16626864.3131714.7
Indians32967233111315032:553:133:06737574122015.3
Mariners51852633010269313:093:213:15668777.67108.2
Marlins62086825448237072:303:022:481
Nationals33634740139382433:073:513:26848684.781410.3
Orioles41387526596220792:573:403:22718882.5084.5
Padres32547731749289402:363:122:53677672101311
Phillies22207025037235543:283:293:28698778101311.5
Rangers32416926764253493:063:483:20829388898.7
Rays51337523902178533:083:203:14
Red Sox33647437034367922:503:343:10818784.71217151
Rockies33501640918388722:453:283:06899592.75168.7
Royals52598338848301172:263:162:587791833116.6
Twins22768433316305003:023:213:1168807451510
White Sox22537038618319942:593:223:107280765149.52
Yankees63960246625415453:033:323:19808582.75139.3

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels63647443051388652:503:343:15818784.2111713.5
Astros51536233010257443:093:283:19658780.48169.6
Athletics22537038618319942:593:223:107280765149.5
Blue Jays52416938848283672:263:483:08779383.85118.4
Brewers33052138463335392:573:183:05728378.75128.71
Cardinals22207025037235543:283:293:28698778101311.5
Cubs42347225448246792:302:552:47
Diamondbacks33501640918388722:453:283:06899592.75168.7
Giants42382325771249602:463:373:08687872.3464.8
Indians41387526596220792:573:403:22718882.5084.5
Mets74113747715433432:523:443:17628071.95179.7
Nationals22086822659217642:393:022:50
Orioles31594323902195913:103:193:14
Padres34080241708413722:383:092:57637267.771410
Phillies32817940557334612:543:503:16
Pirates52398247112343492:573:183:07708376.35129.7
Rangers33960246625421513:033:323:18808381.7586.7
Red Sox32598330826282672:543:113:04789186.7385.7
Reds51337540139267453:073:513:21848684.781410.3
Rockies24160543787426962:554:193:37708678565.5
Tigers51852631749253732:363:163:02667670.6713101
Twins32967233111315032:553:133:06737574122015.3
White Sox22768433316305003:023:213:11688074515102