2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather, Week of 5/6/18: John Gibbons Ejection Mania! | Below the Box Score


John Gibbons has had enough of the National League leading the ejections race, and he’s doing something about it.  Gibbons accounted for 60% of this week’s ejections, getting rung in three separate games of the eight played by the Blue Jays on the week.  John may not be the hero the AL needs right now, but he’s certainly the hero the American League deserves.

Last week we pointed out that the Marlins were outdrawn by 59 minor league games, but they really upped the game this week. Their entire three game series against Philadelphia didn’t draw more than 6,000 for any single game. Their lowest? 5,415 on Monday. That sat below EIGHT SIX minor league baseball games that took place last week.

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below FIFTY THREE (53!) AAA games), Cincinnati (below 13 AAA games), Tampa Bay (below 7 AAA games), Seattle, Cleveland, Oakland (below 6 AAA games), Chicago White Sox (below 4 AAA games), Minnesota (below Albuquerque at 16,975),

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (below 18 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (below 5 A-Adv and 10 A games).

 

 

With that, these smaller crowds are being treated to three hour baseball games. The average remained at a tick above the three hour mark, down from the usual 3:05-3:10 from 2017.

 

Temperatures remained within a 45-90 degree range, with the averages on the week falling between 60-80 degrees. Nice weather!

 

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 Philadelphia), Monday, April 30th. 5,415

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs Cleveland), Sunday, May 6th. 40,107

Highest attendance last week: St. Louis (vs Chi Cubs), Saturday, May 5th. 47,154

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Philadelphia), Wednesday, May 2nd. 5,941

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Cleveland (vs Toronto), Thursday, May 3rd. 4:47 (13-11 Toronto)

Shortest game last week: Kansas City (vs Detroit), Sunday, May 6th. 2:16 (4-2 Kansas City)

Longest average game for the week: Cleveland, 3:27 average over 8 games.

Quickest average game for the week: NY Mets, 2:45 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Arizona (vs Houston), 95 degrees, Friday, May 4th.

Coldest game last week: Boston (vs Kansas City), 45 degrees, Monday, April 30th.

Warmest average for the week: Atlanta, 80.3 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Baltimore, 62.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Minnesota vs Toronto, 21 mph, Monday, April 30th.

Windiest week: Tampa Bay, 17.0 MPH over 3 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 5 (33 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 1. (Season total: AL 13, NL 20)

 

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
Arizona61894039154273552:503:343:10739578073.71
Atlanta62252741807318172:243:092:46749080.421810.5
Baltimore61272335879258052:253:323:05577162.84158.7
Boston72234835728308412:334:253:10458671.64147.9
Chi Cubs53290947154404332:243:423:01728479.11168.8
Chi White Sox61326038800244142:373:233:00578174.451611.8
Cincinnati6953622610158062:403:363:03628374.54148.5
Cleveland81285146869262332:314:473:27598271.381812.41
Colorado63290940077356782:243:142:51628475.2111612.5
Detroit71725528866214522:163:282:52708377.962013
Houston72946339154335932:313:342:55739578.50164.6
Kansas City71842434466272422:164:253:05458672.65178.9
LA Angels63215641705365342:584:293:20597164.2083.5
LA Dodgers61894021791208323:073:263:14708475274.5
Miami6541522610132032:403:363:00627972.50103
Milwaukee6953638285227822:483:183:05638373.571410.9
Minnesota71326023765170722:473:323:09578368.952110.4
NY Mets62252737550296832:243:142:45629075.791813.3
NY Yankees73006146869372792:313:222:52618072.70169.6
Oakland61160324612152352:253:322:53577064.30157.4
Philadelphia6541535497196662:493:333:046886750102
Pittsburgh72087938285294012:343:132:56638976.171510.4
San Diego52153636735276652:243:263:01568467.62189.4
San Francisco53647541807382352:243:092:51568268.321810.9
Seattle61160341705259642:254:293:08617065.7062.2
St. Louis43729847154423382:373:423:03728178.311610.3
Tampa Bay61111720866164942:283:282:527082740208.5
Texas71285135728232412:334:053:12598475.941810.2
Toronto81111719007156532:394:473:14588370.90218.13
Washington72087935497289612:343:332:57688979.10157.6

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61894039154273552:503:343:10739578073.71
Atlanta33789641807393222:453:092:577482772116.3
Boston33131434466326822:454:253:27458665.35148.7
Chi Cubs33290940077363032:243:052:48808482.7111613
Chi White Sox41326023765175962:543:233:08578067.85117.5
Cincinnati6953622610158062:403:363:03628374.54148.5
Cleveland51285119007159632:414:473:44598272.681813
Detroit31725520866191732:283:282:56708276122017
Houston43006134838327262:313:112:47738075.30167.5
Kansas City41842428866231622:163:072:49768379.86179
LA Angels33215635879334602:583:143:04597163.3485.7
Miami35415594157332:543:062:58747675.3000
Milwaukee33272038285346253:023:133:08637467.791210.7
Minnesota31624516456163742:473:323:1058837092113.3
NY Mets62252737550296832:243:142:45629075.791813.3
NY Yankees34010746869433502:313:222:5961797091311.7
Oakland31272324612181492:253:323:06576662.371511.7
San Diego32153621791217053:073:263:14708475.7263.3
San Francisco23647536735366052:243:022:43566359.5131815.5
Seattle61160341705259642:254:293:08617065.7062.2
St. Louis43729847154423382:373:423:03728178.311610.3
Tampa Bay31111716297138152:392:562:49727272000
Texas42234835728294602:333:202:56698477.84117
Washington72087935497289612:343:332:57688979.10157.6

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta32252726882243122:242:432:35759083.791814.7
Baltimore61272335879258052:253:323:05577162.84158.7
Boston42234835728294602:333:202:56698477.84117
Chi Cubs24609947154466272:583:423:20727975.5184.5
Chi White Sox23729838800380492:372:562:46818181161616
Cleveland34010746869433502:313:222:5961797091311.71
Colorado63290940077356782:243:142:51628475.2111612.5
Detroit41842428866231622:163:072:49768379.86179
Houston32946339154347502:503:343:06739581.7051.7
Kansas City33131434466326822:454:253:27458665.35148.7
LA Angels33697741705396083:104:293:36616965021.3
LA Dodgers61894021791208323:073:263:14708475274.5
Miami31960922610206732:403:363:03627969.74106
Milwaukee3953612933109382:483:183:02748379.371411
Minnesota41326023765175962:543:233:08578067.85117.5
NY Yankees43006134838327262:313:112:47738075.30167.5
Oakland31160312888123202:253:062:40617066.3063
Philadelphia6541535497196662:493:333:046886750102
Pittsburgh72087938285294012:343:132:56638976.171510.4
San Diego23647536735366052:243:022:43566359.5131815.5
San Francisco33789641807393222:453:092:577482772116.3
Tampa Bay31725520866191732:283:282:56708276122017
Texas31285116356149482:414:053:3459827481813.3
Toronto81111719007156532:394:473:14588370.90218.13