Below the Box Score: Week of 8/21: Another Sub-10k Game in Oakland!


Not to be outdone by the Rays recent attendance struggles, the Athletics opened up this week drawing a meager 9,848 for their game against the Royals on Monday. Of course, this flies directly in the face of the recent trend of high attendance across the league, a trend that continued this week as only four teams had fewer than 20,000 in attendance for one game, including the A’s, Rays, Marlins, and Mariners.  Only the Rays and A’s averaged below the mark on the week.  Eight managed 40,000 in one game over the week (Dodgers, Rockies, Blue Jays, Yankees, Orioles, Mets, Cubs, Giants), while three averaged above that mark (Dodgers, Yankees and Giants). Impressively, the Dodgers averaged nearly 50,000 on the week.

Ejections once again maintained the trend and went AL-heavy, with the junior circuit widening their lead by two this week. Yet again, the Rangers continued their ejection streak, bringing it up to four consecutive weeks. Here’s to next week!

Game length once again remained stuck at 3:05 average across the league, but with a much wider spread this week with the Nationals averaging 2:48 across the week. On the top end, the Rangers averaged 3:32 despite not having played any games over four hours on the week.

And finally, no real surprises in the weather column as it remained hot in Texas, with 97 degrees being the high point on the week. On the other end of the spectrum, the Bay Area continues to have the coldest summers known to man, with both the Giants and A’s having games at 63 degrees or lower on the week.

Now finally, as always, your miscellany.  And of course we have included the raw data at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

 

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last week: Athletics (vs Royals), Monday, August 14th. 9,848

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Dodgers (vs White Sox), Tuesday, August 15th. 46,385

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs White Sox), Wednesday, August 16th. 52,413

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Mariners), Sunday, August 20th. 13,354

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Red Sox (vs Yankees), Friday, August 18th. 4:09 (9-6 Red Sox)

Shortest game last week: Padres (vs Phillies), Wednesday, August 16th. 2:30 (3-0 Padres)

Longest average game for the week: Rangers, 3:32 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Nationals, 2:48 average over 5 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Rangers (vs White Sox), 97 degrees, Sunday, August 20th.

Coldest game last week: Athletics (vs Royals), 61 degrees, Monday, August 14th.

Warmest average for the week: Rangers, 91.9 degrees over 7 games.

Coldest average for the week: Athletics, 64.3 degrees over 3 games.

Windiest game last week: Twins vs Indians, 20 mph, Thursday, August 17th.

Windiest week: Giants, 12.5 MPH over 4 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 8 (140 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 3. (Season total: AL 77, NL 63)

 

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
Angels52471543929314982:363:253:047587823105.6
Astros62040534011288912:473:172:57
Athletics51387534011253662:473:373:086270666108
Blue Jays63215146855395932:543:443:10748577.5496.71
Braves72575839317313232:443:353:10738981.1295.2
Brewers53238547216374142:534:043:14719180.84137.2
Cardinals52990637345341182:493:363:15778681.871310.81
Cubs73669841814396413:023:453:26748577.94149.41
Diamondbacks62040529456263812:483:172:59728277.7787.3
Dodgers43280152413421962:573:203:057379763117.3
Giants61709641279294302:443:142:56637065.771512
Indians72285737430310122:503:533:08669178.962012.1
Mariners51221833448203842:443:153:01707772.7586.71
Marlins61709630171230812:443:132:53808882.761411.3
Mets72595846474370712:483:132:58738879.24148.4
Nationals52209732355286192:363:012:48718478.55107.4
Orioles61797343929285302:483:253:10708776.73106.2
Padres52087331590245742:303:202:53697572.68109
Phillies52087341279326252:303:202:56637568.271510.6
Pirates52990634660322222:493:363:09718678.95128.7
Rangers62063633441241152:563:523:328496913116.31
Rays51221846855276592:443:153:01747675597
Red Sox53678437430371302:524:093:2977827991311.6
Reds72575840263355583:053:453:26748979.92149
Rockies72865547216350052:444:043:13739181.64136
Royals51387535974253422:503:373:08629176.26128.7
Tigers52063637182268752:563:523:17789685.85119.32
Twins62285729626274532:533:533:10668274.572011.7
White Sox52340252413358202:593:503:25739582.8374.4
Yankees63678446474417662:554:093:20738578.24138.8

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Astros52727834011305882:473:172:59
Athletics21387515239145573:163:373:266270666108
Blue Jays33215146855375752:543:133:027476755971
Braves32575839317320833:093:353:18788984.7295.3
Brewers23243932605325222:533:062:59717874.5597
Cubs73669841814396413:023:453:26748577.94149.41
Diamondbacks12040520405204052:482:482:48
Dodgers24638552413493992:593:053:02737473.5354
Giants33948741279402292:473:142:57637065.771512
Mariners31797333448254492:483:133:02707772.7586.71
Marlins31709621694186312:443:132:55
Mets52595842549334802:483:132:56798882.461410.8
Nationals23030732355313312:362:512:43848484565.5
Orioles32471543929316103:133:253:17758780.73105.7
Padres52087331590245742:303:202:53697572.68109
Pirates32990634660320222:493:363:16808683.371210.3
Rangers62063633441241152:563:523:328496913116.31
Rays21221813354127862:443:152:59
Red Sox53678437430371302:524:093:2977827991311.6
Rockies72865547216350052:444:043:13739181.64136
Royals32741735974325322:503:022:56839186.36129.3
Tigers23280137182349922:573:203:08787978.5101110.5
Twins62285729626274532:533:533:10668274.572011.7
Yankees24561946474460473:033:073:05737976486

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels52471543929314982:363:253:047587823105.6
Astros12040520405204052:482:482:48
Athletics33090834011325722:473:172:57
Blue Jays34145941814416103:023:443:18758580486.3
Braves42865533641307532:443:273:05738177.5555
Brewers33238547216406762:554:043:248491874137.3
Cardinals52990637345341182:493:363:15778681.871310.81
Diamondbacks52583029456275762:483:173:02728277.7787.3
Dodgers23280137182349922:573:203:08787978.5101110.5
Giants31709621694186312:443:132:55
Indians72285737430310122:503:533:08669178.962012.1
Mariners21221813354127862:443:152:59
Marlins32595830171275312:482:532:51808882.761411.3
Mets24561946474460473:033:073:05737976486
Nationals32209731590268112:473:012:527174739109.3
Orioles31797333448254492:483:133:02707772.7586.7
Phillies52087341279326252:303:202:56637568.271510.6
Pirates23243932605325222:533:062:59717874.5597
Rays33215146855375752:543:133:02747675597
Reds72575840263355583:053:453:26748979.92149
Royals21387515239145573:163:373:266270666108
Tigers32063622713214632:563:523:2389969351182
White Sox52340252413358202:593:503:25739582.8374.4
Yankees43678442549396262:554:093:28778580.3101311.5