Below the Box Score, June 29-July 15: Catching Up!


First off, apologies for the delay in the Below the Box Score for the past few weeks, I was out of the country. I’m sure you care. Besides, there was the all-star break in there, which makes this column pretty dull (unless someone gets ejected in the ASG!)

Plenty of ejections over the past few weeks, nearing 100 on the season as the NL has narrowed the gap to just five behind the AL, 51-46. This was led by the D-backs, Reds, and Rockies all with a pair of ejections.

 

Attendance was once again stellar with nine below 20,000 at least once in the past few weeks, and an amazing SEVENTEEN with greater than 40,000 showing up to at least one game in July thus far. Don’t let anybody tell you baseball is dead.

 

Average time of game remained right at the 3:10 mark where it has sat all year, with every team having played a sub three hour game in July and every one playing a longer than three hour game, no surprise there. The 16 inning Yankees-Red Sox game took the longest spot on the month at 5:50, though the Delmarva Shorebirds and Lexington Legends went for 21 innings, yet it only took 17 more minutes (over two days, nonetheless).

 

Weather remained fairly standard with temps from 61-94 and averages over the period sitting between 72 and 86. As usual, summer is fairly boring on the baseball weather front.

 

And now, as always, your miscellany.  We have included the raw data at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

 

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last 3 weeks: Athletics (vs White Sox), Wednesday, July 5th. 13,813

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last 3 weeks: Giants (vs Rockies), Wednesday, June 28th. 41,286

Highest attendance last 3 weeks: Dodgers (vs Diamondbacks), Tuesday, July 4th. 53,159

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last 3 weeks: Marlins (vs Dodgers), Saturday, July 15th. 22,609

 

Game time:

Longest game last 3 weeks: Red Sox (vs Yankees), Saturday, July 15th. 5:50 (4-1 Yankees)

Shortest game last 3 weeks: Dodgers (vs Royals), Sunday, July 9th. 2:16 (5-2 Dodgers)

Longest average game for the 3 weeks: Yankees, 3:33 average over 16 games.

Quickest average game for the 3 weeks: Mariners, 2:56 average over 14 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Rockies (vs Reds), 96 degrees, Wednesday, July 5th.

Coldest game last week: Mariners (vs Phillies), 61 degrees, Wednesday, June 28th.

Warmest average for the week: Cardinals, 86.1 degrees over 14 games.

Coldest average for the week: Athletics, 73.1 degrees over 13 games.

Windiest game last week: White Sox vs Yankees, 21 mph, Monday, June 26th.

Windiest week: Giants, 11.4 MPH over 15 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 18 (97 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 11, NL 7. (Season total: AL 51, NL 46)

 

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
Angels132838447245401142:303:112:56708879.34117.71
Astros132831246622383302:473:423:22748378.371191
Athletics121631440019259632:393:333:03628472.25159.6
Blue Jays143717346696416772:204:443:186683753169.4
Braves121928641627298202:403:393:086285757159.51
Brewers131857743952336882:363:593:13678777.64158.6
Cardinals162425646535379032:283:223:02799384.34137.9
Cubs132965142046371272:503:543:15748580.8196.5
Diamondbacks132076553159333202:383:313:08748377.85972
Dodgers142185853159410212:163:433:05689477.12137.3
Giants152640741516348312:234:453:17628672.121812.1
Indians111767234726250562:413:553:09688275.881511.6
Mariners141515744644285272:283:342:56618473.14128
Marlins151874341516322572:404:103:10649177.561710.8
Mets141874344013323682:283:263:01709385.63179.5
Nationals142272443640340832:503:543:13789284.42126.51
Orioles141970640606307112:203:423:02689181.31168.8
Padres141876541604307022:303:372:58658776.45159.72
Phillies161909941941306742:303:242:58618979.43179.2
Pirates161909941865292372:364:013:10708981.23168.91
Rangers121767245448292382:324:073:11689181.84159.3
Rays152042442046287332:393:373:057090822168.7
Red Sox172081246696358192:415:503:29669176.26169.9
Reds151857749131322232:483:323:02758883.72106.72
Rockies152327549131378082:384:453:146288785189.82
Royals151515748017320832:163:433:00669483.12166.92
Tigers132663140056319342:234:163:09728275.721610.9
Twins161970641038327542:393:423:11749180.14169.8
White Sox121525948118268132:503:513:17698875.852111.13
Yankees161525946616353922:365:503:33668477.53218.3

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels83617844807407842:323:112:587084768118.6
Astros92831241761368882:473:423:21
Athletics51631440019235442:453:333:0662706791512.2
Blue Jays83729146696423802:204:443:12668371.171611
Braves43727841627398033:023:393:22748378.3798.3
Brewers72773441941356382:443:433:1067807451510
Cardinals113778046535422462:283:192:58799387.54138.4
Cubs53985542046413332:593:463:18748379.2597.6
Diamondbacks92076546338287252:383:313:062
Dodgers74099753159456132:163:432:57779484.3265
Giants64128641516414192:404:453:30627265.2131815.8
Indians71767234726242252:413:373:0768807581511.6
Mariners91515735789256212:283:342:56618473.4496.6
Marlins51874322119209752:433:183:00
Mets62758237134319452:383:263:06708681.361710.7
Nationals82272438439321772:503:543:17788981.8296.11
Orioles62439840258308222:393:423:13829086.31115.8
Padres91931241604315842:393:373:02657570.451510.1
Phillies71909938533279542:303:162:49738983.73148
Pirates92042435658266992:544:013:1370868161610.11
Rangers52838445448379302:494:073:22769184.64128.4
Rays42081224842231122:413:242:58
Red Sox73680437570372512:555:503:3766847661610.3
Reds81857739826287862:553:323:09758783.32107.31
Rockies62732849131413072:483:133:03808884.85137.72
Royals62316334332295332:323:393:06819186.2485.81
Tigers122663140056317012:234:163:09728277.42169.7
Twins51970636182273453:003:133:06759180.471310.2
White Sox71525924502203402:503:513:20707873.472112.13
Yankees63869146616428292:363:593:23788280.3385.8

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels132838447245401142:303:112:56708879.34117.71
Astros132831246622383302:473:423:22748378.37119
Athletics121631440019259632:393:333:03628472.25159.6
Blue Jays143717346696416772:204:443:186683753169.4
Braves121928641627298202:403:393:086285757159.51
Brewers131857743952336882:363:593:13678777.64158.6
Cardinals162425646535379032:283:223:02799384.34137.9
Cubs132965142046371272:503:543:15748580.8196.5
Diamondbacks132076553159333202:383:313:08748377.85972
Dodgers142185853159410212:163:433:05689477.12137.3
Giants152640741516348312:234:453:17628672.121812.1
Indians111767234726250562:413:553:09688275.881511.6
Mariners141515744644285272:283:342:56618473.14128
Marlins151874341516322572:404:103:10649177.561710.8
Mets141874344013323682:283:263:01709385.63179.5
Nationals142272443640340832:503:543:13789284.42126.51
Orioles141970640606307112:203:423:02689181.31168.8
Padres141876541604307022:303:372:58658776.45159.72
Phillies161909941941306742:303:242:58618979.43179.2
Pirates161909941865292372:364:013:10708981.23168.91
Rangers121767245448292382:324:073:11689181.84159.3
Rays152042442046287332:393:373:057090822168.7
Red Sox172081246696358192:415:503:29669176.26169.9
Reds151857749131322232:483:323:02758883.72106.72
Rockies152327549131378082:384:453:146288785189.82
Royals151515748017320832:163:433:00669483.12166.92
Tigers132663140056319342:234:163:09728275.721610.9
Twins161970641038327542:393:423:11749180.14169.8
White Sox121525948118268132:503:513:17698875.852111.13
Yankees161525946616353922:365:503:33668477.53218.3