2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, and Weather, Week of 5/13/18: Summer is Heating Up | Below the Box Score


Attendance up slightly while time of game ticked up. Let’s take a look at this week’s Below the Box Score:

Tensions remain low across the league with only three ejections, keeping the NL ahead of the AL by a margin of eight on the full season.  Is it too much to ask for a few fastballs to the thighs? A few bat flips?

Elsewhere, Oakland dethroned the Marlins this week as the low attendance mark, but Miami made up for it in volume. The Marlins averaged 9,311 fans on the week while Oakland averaged 11,693. The lows were 7,360 for the A’s and 7,435 for the Marlins. Eight additional teams drew below 20,000 for at least one game on the week but only five teams averaged below that mark on the full week.  Here’s your weekly list of MLB teams outdrawn by minor league teams:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (Below 42 AAA games )  Miami (below 41 AAA games) Baltimore (below 10 AAA games), Tampa Bay (below 5 AAA games), Chicago White Sox (below 3 AAA games), Cincinnati (below Monterrey at 15,032)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Oakland (below 9 AA games), Miami (below 8 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Oakland, Miami (below 1 A-Adv and 8 A games).

 

 

Time of game creeped over the 3:05 mark, five minutes above the average this year but closer to 2017’s average mark. Interestingly, this was done with the longest game of the week being only 4:29, but with five games going over four hours and only four below the 2:30 mark, it was enough to move the dial.

 

Average temps hit the 70 degree mark for the first time in what feels like an eternity for those living in the northern half of the US. Every team played a game at or above 68 degrees, so it seems summer is finally in full swing1.

 

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 Houston), Monday, May 7th. 7,360

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Cincinnati), Sunday, May 13th. 44,787

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Cincinnati), Saturday, May 12th. 49,911

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Atlanta), Saturday, May 12th. 12,383

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: LA Dodgers (vs Arizona), Tuesday, May 8th. 4:29 (8-5 Arizona)

Shortest game last week: Toronto (vs Seattle), Tuesday, May 8th. 2:19 (5-0 Seattle)

Longest average game for the week: Boston, 3:33 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Tampa Bay, 2:48 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs Detroit), 91 degrees, Monday, May 7th.

Coldest game last week: Chi Cubs (vs Chi White Sox), 46 degrees, Saturday, May 12th.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 81.8 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Seattle, 58.7 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Chi White Sox vs Pittsburgh, 21 mph, Wednesday, May 9th.

Windiest week: Toronto, 13.5 MPH over 2 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 3 (36 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 1, NL 2. (Season total: AL 14, NL 22)

 

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
Arizona51739745894322442:244:293:32687872.9062.51
Atlanta6743515382107852:423:262:57727975.30134.2
Baltimore71086328170201742:273:212:52628276.31104.3
Boston62869547088406553:113:543:33596865.20156.8
Chi Cubs63448641099388492:383:453:05467860.351710.7
Chi White Sox51247641099293142:463:533:18467762.672113.6
Cincinnati71480449911336432:303:282:58608069.82126.4
Cleveland52210535314265522:313:342:53487863.40137.6
Colorado63109340453349882:424:203:16568568.75148.7
Detroit61863430387240692:353:353:06489169.3517101
Houston6736039405242112:373:082:50628369.80148.7
Kansas City61086324587190302:313:343:00488064.83107.5
LA Angels63012743521364382:424:213:22617669.85107.2
LA Dodgers64478749911467592:554:293:29607064.5264.31
Miami7743540051213022:383:262:56617973.50178
Milwaukee62634540453341252:414:203:125685700148.4
Minnesota63012743521385382:544:213:216177698119.2
NY Mets51480434091219562:303:192:52568072.66128.6
NY Yankees64053847088442083:024:153:29537062.88109.2
Oakland6736043093267622:434:153:08537061.891411.5
Philadelphia61705034091252492:473:193:02567570.58109
Pittsburgh51247634720220442:463:533:15627772.162111.6
San Diego71729632715235302:314:163:02596863.96127.9
San Francisco71705034720247182:473:203:06627671.66108.6
Seattle62029025506226682:193:352:55486858.70125.3
St. Louis62051540182315092:394:163:07597769.86129.2
Tampa Bay61208228170219022:273:012:48628273.9041.4
Texas61863439405298772:373:223:01739181.80178.7
Toronto62029037888278822:193:543:12596865.50154.5
Washington61729629428208032:243:422:57637870.5093.7

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona31739729428232422:243:423:07747876.70001
Baltimore71086328170201742:273:212:52628276.31104.3
Chi Cubs63448641099388492:383:453:05467860.351710.7
Chi White Sox21247612871126742:463:533:19727774.5102115.5
Cincinnati31480416452154812:302:562:44738077.36128.7
Cleveland32210524587237002:313:342:59485552.77108.7
Colorado63109340453349882:424:203:16568568.75148.7
Detroit32471825506251122:353:353:02485451.3596.71
Houston33429739405367282:373:082:52738376.30124
LA Angels43012743521379493:084:213:35616865.58108.8
LA Dodgers64478749911467592:554:293:29607064.5264.31
Miami474351238393112:423:262:597579770136.3
Milwaukee22634535314308302:412:492:457078740136.5
NY Yankees64053847088442083:024:153:29537062.88109.2
Oakland3736018044116932:432:572:48626563.3131413.3
Philadelphia61705034091252492:473:193:02567570.58109
Pittsburgh32264934720282903:043:203:12627669.7697.7
San Diego71729632715235302:314:163:02596863.96127.9
St. Louis23925340182397182:542:552:5475777691110
Tampa Bay21208215382137322:512:552:53727272000
Texas31863430387230263:043:223:11839187.3111713.3
Toronto62029037888278822:193:543:12596865.50154.5

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona24560045894457473:484:294:08687069465
Atlanta6743515382107852:423:262:57727975.30134.2
Boston62869547088406553:113:543:33596865.20156.8
Chi White Sox33958541099404072:473:453:17465750.771711.7
Cincinnati44478749911472652:553:283:09606762.3264
Cleveland22634535314308302:412:492:457078740136.5
Detroit31863430387230263:043:223:11839187.3111713.3
Houston3736018044116932:432:572:48626563.3131413.3
Kansas City61086324587190302:313:343:00488064.83107.5
LA Angels23314433689334172:423:102:56727674565.5
Miami33448640051372902:383:132:536178705179.7
Milwaukee43109340453357732:474:203:2656856661410.3
Minnesota63012743521385382:544:213:216177698119.2
NY Mets51480434091219562:303:192:52568072.66128.6
Oakland34053843093418303:024:153:28537060.39109.7
Pittsburgh21247612871126742:463:533:19727774.5102115.5
San Francisco71705034720247182:473:203:06627671.66108.6
Seattle62029025506226682:193:352:55486858.70125.3
St. Louis42051532715274052:394:163:14596863.56128.3
Tampa Bay42453428170259872:273:012:45628275.8142.8
Texas33429739405367282:373:082:52738376.30124
Washington61729629428208032:243:422:57637870.5093.7
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