MLB 2018 Attendance, Time of Game, Weather and Ejections, Week of 5/21: Tempers Flair – Below the Box Score


 

The Marlins continue to draw nobody, but the story this week is that ejections have finally heated up.  Seven ejections this week, fairly distributed between the two leagues and allowing the NL to maintain its lead in the ejections race this year.

 

But how bad was that Marlins attendance?  One in three AAA games had a higher attendance last week than the Marlins’ lowest attended game of 5,721.  The next closest team was the Pirates, which were below only FIVE AAA games.  Woof.

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 55 AAA games) Pittsburgh (below 5 AAA games), Kansas City and Seattle (below 4 AAA games), Chicago White Sox, Minnesota, Arizona, San Diego (below 2 AAA games), Cincinnati, Detroit (below Monterrey at 19,741)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (below 27 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (below 15 A games).

 

A third of the league drew below 20,000 for at least one game on the week, the Marlins being the only to draw below 10,000. Only five of those teams averaged below the mark, with the Marlins again averaging below 10,000.  On the top end, only four teams drew above 40,000 with St. Louis being the only to average above that mark.

 

Time of game had some highlights, as everyone played a game shorter than three hours while all but two played a game longer than three. The average game time, as it turns out, hit the three hour mark exactly.

 

Temps took a broad swing as the White Sox hosted the Rangers in a chilly 45 degrees, while Arizona hosted the Brewers in 94 degrees, one of the biggest spreads of the season. We also experienced one of the windiest games of the year as the Giants hosted the Rockies in 22 MPH winds.

 

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 LA Dodgers), Wednesday, May 16th. 5,721

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: St. Louis (vs Philadelphia), Thursday, May 17th. 41,039

Highest attendance last week: St. Louis (vs Philadelphia), Saturday, May 19th. 44,431

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs LA Dodgers), Thursday, May 17th. 13,820

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Seattle (vs Texas), Tuesday, May 15th. 4:26 (9-8 Seattle)

Shortest game last week: Washington (vs NY Yankees), Wednesday, May 16th. 1:55 (3-3 NY Yankees)

Longest average game for the week: St. Louis, 3:21 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: NY Yankees, 2:32 average over 4 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Twice: Arizona (vs Milwaukee), 94 degrees, Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15th.

Coldest game last week: Chi White Sox (vs Texas), 45 degrees, Sunday, May 20th.

Warmest average for the week: Miami, 79.8 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Texas, 56.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: San Francisco vs Colorado, 22 mph, Saturday, May 19th.

Windiest week: San Francisco, 17.3 MPH over 7 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 7 (36 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 3, NL 4. (Season total: AL 17, NL 26)

 

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
Arizona61676239515262932:363:062:51559476.40158.2
Atlanta62770537715320732:283:192:53748677.41115.8
Baltimore52970636615342002:423:253:00507866.54187.9
Boston73419536615352002:403:253:03507860.461810.1
Chi Cubs71904635946275492:513:383:06708475.83116.81
Chi White Sox61184725611181022:283:523:004579652158.2
Cincinnati71904638662295432:413:383:02578468.531611
Cleveland51777539926278862:333:213:00707572.2084
Colorado51724540970308462:234:003:04566961.682215.8
Detroit61516935739248972:333:212:55627568.2184.4
Houston52807839926321102:273:182:52687371083.7
Kansas City61417433684232542:312:592:46708477.7497
LA Angels62807840067320752:273:323:00667167.86108
LA Dodgers6572140201208502:543:273:06658675.20101.8
Miami6572137715199262:283:192:54768679.90112.5
Milwaukee61676230182233622:403:233:01579477.70179.3
Minnesota61658130182256882:453:503:07578371.871711.51
NY Mets52840039515326122:363:342:59558164.85159.8
NY Yankees42412133684280791:552:572:32708579.35158.8
Oakland72170335786308802:403:343:08516863.1095.7
Philadelphia52970644431401572:423:423:15678174.63105.8
Pittsburgh61140420578168032:263:152:55687974.82127.7
San Diego61140420578175882:233:152:50647769.97139.51
San Francisco63615640970383362:414:003:06566359.2132216.72
Seattle61467035739229542:344:263:06627067.71106.21
St. Louis62425944431367532:453:503:21678176.83127.9
Tampa Bay61417440067271792:333:323:00668272.34108
Texas61467025611186302:284:263:15457056.82157.81
Toronto62170335786280712:553:343:15606865.20116
Washington42674040201331061:553:272:52658676.30156.5

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona31676217914173552:403:062:56739487095.3
Atlanta52770537715312982:283:192:49748679.81115.6
Baltimore12970629706297062:422:422:42717171444
Boston73419536615352002:403:253:03507860.461810.1
Chi Cubs13594635946359463:143:143:14757575666
Chi White Sox41637325611191202:283:523:0345555221510.3
Cincinnati41904626988235442:513:383:107084773118
Detroit31777524771211812:333:213:01707571.7686.7
Houston23595939926379432:503:092:59737373000
Kansas City61417433684232542:312:592:46708477.7497
LA Angels62807840067320752:273:323:00667167.86108
Miami357211382085942:543:063:00767877000
Minnesota61658130182256882:453:503:07578371.871711.51
NY Mets52840039515326122:363:342:59558164.85159.8
Pittsburgh61140420578168032:263:152:55687974.82127.7
San Diego21724519598184222:232:552:39646966.581310.5
San Francisco63615640970383362:414:003:06566359.2132216.72
Seattle51467035739242282:344:263:09627065.4142.41
St. Louis44103944431427702:533:423:23678175.53106.3
Toronto42170335786277652:553:343:14646866.8084
Washington42674040201331061:553:272:52658676.30156.5

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona33128539515352312:363:042:47558165.771511
Atlanta13594635946359463:143:143:14757575666
Baltimore43419536615353242:443:253:0550786271811.8
Chi Cubs61904634452261492:513:383:04708476.53117.51
Chi White Sox21184720286160672:453:032:547779782106
Cincinnati33615638662375422:413:022:52576360131614
Cleveland51777539926278862:333:213:00707572.2084
Colorado51724540970308462:234:003:04566961.682215.8
Detroit31516935739286132:343:082:50626664.7132
Houston32807828358282222:273:182:48687169687.3
LA Dodgers6572140201208502:543:273:06658675.20101.8
Miami32770537715312572:283:192:47768682.71115
Milwaukee61676230182233622:403:233:01579477.70179.3
NY Yankees42412133684280791:552:572:32708579.35158.8
Oakland72170335786308802:403:343:08516863.1095.7
Philadelphia52970644431401572:423:423:15678174.63105.8
San Diego41140420578171712:263:152:56687773.37128.51
Seattle11658116581165812:532:532:53707070101010
St. Louis22425925180247202:453:503:177680787129.5
Tampa Bay61417440067271792:333:323:00668272.34108
Texas61467025611186302:284:263:15457056.82157.81
Toronto22840028967286843:023:343:18606763.55118

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