2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather, Week of 4/22/18: The Oakland Single As? | Below the Box Score


Only three ejections this week, as level heads prevail, which means that the focus this week is on the attendance.  Or, I suppose I should say: the lack thereof.  In fact, there was a team that didn’t draw over 10,000 fans once this week in three home games.  Let’s get down to business.

Attendance was, in a word, brutal last week.  The Pittsburgh Pirates managed to host three games with no more than 8,970 fans in attendance.  In fact, the Pirates full week’s attendance was outmatched by seven clubs’ lowest attended SINGLE GAME of the week.  That’s right, the Rangers, Cubs, Yankees, Angels, Rockies, Cardinals, and Dodgers all had more fans in their lowest attended game of the week than the Pirates did all year. Beyond the Pirates, let’s take a look at how many MLB teams were outdrawn by minor league teams, by level:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams: Seattle, Chicago White Sox, (all below Louisville at 14,658), Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh (below 7 AAA games), Oakland (below 14 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, (below Frisco at 9,060), Oakland (below Frisco and Reading at 7,630)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Oakland (outdrawn by Dayton at 7,518).

 

Luckily for the Athletics, Short-A and Rookie League have yet to start.

 

On a brighter note, game pace was up, hanging out just north of three hours this week, with everyone except the Cubs having played a game shorter than three hours, and everyone having played a game longer than three hours. Big ups to the Tigers and Royals for playing a 10 inning game in only 2:46.  Impressive!

 

Temps stayed bunched together but still a little cold in the air and plenty of postponements.  Surely the teams will be thrilled to be making up these games come the 80+ degree temps of summer.

 

Ejections remained a runaway for the NL with the lead widening a bit as the Cubs had two ejections compared to the Angels one, the only ejections league-wide this week.  Hopefully next week has more excitement brewing.

 

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: Oakland (vs Chi White Sox), Monday, April 16th. 7,479

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Washington), Friday, April 20th. 50,211

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Washington), Saturday, April 21st. 50,908

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Pittsburgh (vs Colorado), Wednesday, April 18th. 8,970

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Oakland (vs Chi White Sox), Wednesday, April 18th. 5:48 (12-11 Oakland)

Shortest game last week: Arizona (vs San Francisco), Tuesday, April 17th. 2:05 (1-0 Arizona)

Longest average game for the week: Minnesota, 3:43 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Arizona, 2:47 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Arizona (vs San Francisco), 81 degrees, Wednesday, April 18th.

Coldest game last week: Pittsburgh (vs Colorado), 34 degrees, Tuesday, April 17th.

Warmest average for the week: Arizona, 76.7 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Colorado, 43.2 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: 3 WAY TIE: 17 MPH, Atlanta vs Philadelphia, NY Mets vs Washington – Monday, April 16th and NY Yankees vs Toronto, 17 mph, Thursday, April 19th.

Windiest week: Miami, 15.0 MPH over 2 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 3 (24 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 1, NL 2. (Season total: AL 7, NL 17)

 

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
Arizona61697638820250272:053:442:47748176.7094
Atlanta61781241396269802:403:513:1349776551711.7
Baltimore61517829187205352:213:112:483663502158.9
Boston62347344822324342:163:353:04607065.37138.7
Chi Cubs52964848137376573:033:473:24355844.44117.92
Chi White Sox6747946028203522:565:483:32515854.971611.2
Cincinnati62734344430362472:373:022:50586662.50125.3
Cleveland51951629187231282:215:133:205880682127.4
Colorado6886948137250552:313:473:05345843.24169
Detroit71517819302167942:343:112:53365646.73157.9
Houston71292323902164512:213:202:56475752.10125.1
Kansas City71540628803197312:343:373:01496859083.3
LA Angels63450844822400482:503:453:16628069.76107.71
LA Dodgers52295950908341822:294:123:13617264.44168.4
Miami62608737175325072:423:383:104467600155
Milwaukee72608737175308392:423:192:57626764.9000
Minnesota5978619537142922:535:133:43728075.5094
NY Mets62272441396287822:513:513:1443695751711.9
NY Yankees63252543628378342:473:383:08446251101713.8
Oakland6747946028243092:165:483:19537061.371611.2
Philadelphia71781229199220682:403:363:06467761.261712.7
Pittsburgh7886929199176302:313:352:55346347.461611.9
San Diego62295938820274292:424:123:09617869.20167.23
San Francisco61697644544300142:053:452:576881760106.3
Seattle71292339016229092:213:292:57476958.20157.1
St. Louis52964844430389742:373:333:03356651.2101210.6
Tampa Bay686571251599002:363:393:01727272000
Texas6865739016212472:363:292:58627268.70156.2
Toronto71864543628330932:473:373:05456860.20176.7
Washington52272450908339582:293:253:0143725741711

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61697638820250272:053:442:47748176.7094
Atlanta61781241396269802:403:513:1349776551711.7
Baltimore32000429187255282:212:542:42586360.72127
Chi Cubs22964835103323763:103:333:21354741101110.5
Chi White Sox31421123902184273:043:203:12515753.77129.7
Colorado33529048137411783:033:473:26415847.7475.3
Detroit71517819302167942:343:112:53365646.73157.9
LA Angels63450844822400482:503:453:16628069.76107.71
LA Dodgers25021150908505602:293:092:49627267475.5
Milwaukee72608737175308392:423:192:57626764.9000
Minnesota21951619537195273:245:134:18788079798
NY Mets32272423117228902:513:253:09435550.3111714.7
NY Yankees63252543628378342:473:383:08446251101713.8
Oakland6747946028243092:165:483:19537061.371611.2
Philadelphia41907129199241542:423:353:0546635661511
Pittsburgh38869897089322:313:042:43344638.771612.7
San Diego32295923748232632:504:123:29616361.761611.3
Seattle41292316927149692:213:022:44475451031.8
St. Louis34238244430433722:373:022:52586661.3101210.7
Tampa Bay686571251599002:363:393:01727272000
Texas32781139016334962:553:293:14626965.381512.3
Toronto31864528803237242:563:373:12686868000

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Baltimore31517815916155412:443:112:53364539.351510.7
Boston62347344822324342:163:353:04607065.37138.7
Chi Cubs33529048137411783:033:473:26415847.7475.32
Chi White Sox3747946028222762:565:483:53535856111612.7
Cincinnati62734344430362472:373:022:50586662.50125.3
Cleveland51951629187231282:215:133:205880682127.4
Colorado38869897089322:313:042:43344638.771612.7
Houston71292323902164512:213:202:56475752.10125.1
Kansas City71540628803197312:343:373:01496859083.3
LA Dodgers32295923748232632:504:123:29616361.761611.3
Miami62608737175325072:423:383:104467600155
Minnesota3978612515108022:533:393:20727272000
NY Mets32361041396346743:003:513:19566963.75139
Philadelphia31781222135192872:403:363:08497766.3111714.3
Pittsburgh41907129199241542:423:353:0546635661511
San Diego32490238820315942:422:552:50757876.7093
San Francisco61697644544300142:053:452:576881760106.3
Seattle32781139016334962:553:293:14626965.381512.3
St. Louis22964835103323763:103:333:21354741101110.5
Texas38657936389972:362:492:43727272000
Toronto43666543628401192:473:222:59456252.3101713.3
Washington52272450908339582:293:253:0143725741711