2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather, Week of 4/29/18: Another Bad Attendance Week | Below the Box Score


Another week of dismal MLB attendance. The Miami Marlins couldn’t break 6,000 on a Friday.  Insert obligatory Jeets joke here.

Wow. So with that, the Marlins were outdrawn by FIFTY NINE minor league games last week. But they weren’t the only ones outdrawn by minor league teams:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams: Kansas City (below 1 AAA game) Cleveland, Pittsburgh (Below 4 AAA games) Chicago White Sox (below 6 AAA games) Cincinnati (all below 13 AAA games), Baltimore (below 19 AAA games),  Miami (below 38 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (below 14 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (below 1 A-Adv and 6 A games).

 

Those last two lines are what happens when you can’t draw over 6,000 fans.  Four teams drew below 10,000 in their lowest attended game of the week. Six never saw crowds bigger than 20,000 on the full week.

 

With that, these smaller crowds are being treated to three hour baseball games. The average remained at the three hour mark, down from the usual 3:05-3:10 from 2017.  So with ample room to spread out and a relatively quick game by baseball standards, now is the time to head to the ballpark it seems.

 

Temperatures remained relatively straight down the fairway with no big outliers, though many in the north will be happy to have the opportunity to not have to sit through 37 degree baseball games in May.

 

Ejections remained a runaway for the NL with the lead holding at 19-9.  It seems neither temperatures nor tempers are getting very hot thus far this year.

 

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: Miami (vs Colorado), Friday, April 27th. 5,931

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Angels (vs NY Yankees), Friday, April 27th. 40,416

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Miami), Monday, April 23rd. 46,909

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Colorado), Sunday, April 29th. 11,203

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: St. Louis (vs NY Mets), Thursday, April 26th. 4:11 (4-3 St. Louis)

Shortest game last week: Baltimore (vs Cleveland), Monday, April 23rd. 2:21 (2-1 Cleveland)

Longest average game for the week: Minnesota, 3:22 average over 7 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Chi Cubs, 2:44 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: TIE – 83 degrees. Houston (vs LA Angels), Tuesday, April 24th and Houston (vs Oakland), 83 degrees, Saturday, April 28th.

Coldest game last week: Colorado (vs San Diego), 37 degrees, Tuesday, April 24th.

Warmest average for the week: Houston, 77.7 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Seattle, 49.4 degrees over 7 games.

Windiest game last week: San Francisco vs LA Dodgers, 21 mph, Sunday, April 29th.

Windiest week: San Francisco, 14.1 MPH over 7 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 4 (28 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 2, NL 2. (Season total: AL 9, NL 19)

 

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
Arizona61819532963249412:493:493:10547663.731811
Atlanta7946331010192162:414:063:135574612158.1
Baltimore6873028089153582:213:202:52497062.51105.8
Boston61891435795273102:513:523:11486860.70124.4
Chi Cubs61571240895309902:223:032:44436150.241810.8
Chi White Sox81076123892158052:393:343:01477560.971712.41
Cincinnati7946327115180612:414:063:18536557.92159
Cleveland71061419172154652:213:012:47416556.48139.2
Colorado6593132989179882:243:242:53378166.70125.7
Detroit6939628089169312:263:513:02486355.32127.7
Houston62960641493348502:303:483:00738377.70115.2
Kansas City71338923892172272:393:343:03507566.46159.9
LA Angels52960644649361812:443:483:11658372.60116.7
LA Dodgers63900446909415922:583:543:22587262.45139
Miami6593146909253322:283:543:04618172.20126
Milwaukee61338940895306272:223:032:45437353.74189.5
Minnesota72500240758337242:584:003:22536256.961511.7
NY Mets52997742778369602:404:113:11637065.43128.4
NY Yankees63902544649405573:053:403:19537062.88139.71
Oakland61706041493281392:303:202:59538373.80127
Philadelphia61819531010242932:503:493:13557462.841510.8
Pittsburgh6939618568140282:363:513:12416851.541510.31
San Diego52372742778307782:243:242:52376959.83128.3
San Francisco63512641936389352:273:533:07546057.81215131
Seattle71076119172144732:363:012:52415949.481711.7
St. Louis61437838045267902:474:113:20417058.23159.3
Tampa Bay5873035795239262:533:523:15487059.21126.4
Texas61706039176254552:373:202:585382690124.5
Toronto61891439176266192:373:082:55686868000
Washington62651737147331712:273:162:55547660.531812.5

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Baltimore6873028089153582:213:202:52497062.51105.8
Boston33262035795337683:013:523:21486053.37128.7
Chi Cubs43557940895384552:223:032:39436149.841810.5
Chi White Sox31076113614119312:522:572:55475953.31117141
Cincinnati4946314139121592:414:063:165665602106
Cleveland61213319172162732:363:012:52415647.881310.3
Colorado32372732989270452:243:242:58376955375
Houston62960641493348502:303:483:00738377.70115.2
Kansas City71338923892172272:393:343:03507566.46159.9
LA Angels24041644649425333:093:153:12657067.5888
LA Dodgers33900446909417322:593:543:19617266565.7
Miami359311120389312:283:162:49768178.30126.3
Minnesota32500227115259312:584:003:21536155.761512
NY Yankees43902540758395693:053:403:2353625891311.3
Philadelphia61819531010242932:503:493:13557462.841510.8
Pittsburgh6939618568140282:363:513:12416851.541510.31
San Diego22997742778363782:402:502:45636664.5111211.5
San Francisco63512641936389352:273:533:07546057.81215131
St. Louis33623738045373482:474:113:286370663106.3
Texas31706019391185242:593:203:085382705129
Toronto61891439176266192:373:082:55686868000
Washington32651732963299222:493:163:0254766431811.3

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61819532963249412:493:493:10547663.731811
Atlanta7946331010192162:414:063:135574612158.1
Boston31891423571208522:513:083:01686868000
Chi Cubs21571216408160602:503:002:55455650.591311
Chi White Sox51539523892181292:393:343:05647568.471510.8
Cincinnati32500227115259312:584:003:21536155.761512
Cleveland11061410614106142:212:212:21656565888
Colorado359311120389312:283:162:49768178.30126.3
Detroit6939628089169312:263:513:02486355.32127.7
LA Angels32960636457319472:443:483:10738377.70115.3
LA Dodgers34060841936414512:583:533:26586058.7121312.3
Miami33900446909417322:593:543:19617266565.7
Milwaukee61338940895306272:223:032:45437353.74189.5
Minnesota43902540758395693:053:403:2353625891311.3
NY Mets52997742778369602:404:113:11637065.43128.4
NY Yankees24041644649425333:093:153:12657067.58881
Oakland61706041493281392:303:202:59538373.80127
San Diego32372732989270452:243:242:58376955375
Seattle71076119172144732:363:012:52415949.481711.7
St. Louis31437818568162312:513:343:13416850.3101512.3
Tampa Bay5873035795239262:533:523:15487059.21126.4
Texas32631239176323862:373:002:49686868000
Washington33512637147364192:273:132:48545957131513.7