2018 MLB Attendance, Ejectons, Game Time, and Weather: Below the Box Score. Week of 5/27:


A belated BtBS this week on account of Memorial Day, which I hope you enjoyed.

Oakland made an attempt to reclaim their low attendance crown from the Marlins, drawing 6,991 in their lowest attended game of the week, while the Marlins were able to muster a relatively strong crowd of 7,512 and were the only team to average below 10,000 fans on the full week.

 

Overall, nine teams were outdrawn by at least one AAA game last week when Monterrey drew nearly 20,000 for their game against Aguascalientes.

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (below 57 AAA games), Miami (below 41 AAA games), Tampa Bay (below 10 AAA games) and the Chicago White Sox (below 4 AAA games), Cincinnati, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland (below 1 AAA game)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Oakland (below 7 AA games), Miami (below 5 AA games), Tampa Bay and the Chicago White Sox (below 1 AA game)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Oakland (below 10 A games) Miami (below 4 A games).

 

Time of game hit the 3:00 mark exactly with every team playing a game shorter and one longer than the mark on the full week.  With only a handful of 4+ hour games in the past few weeks, average game length has trended consistently down after being up early on the 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: Oakland (vs Seattle), Wednesday, May 23rd. 6,991

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs LA Angels), Saturday, May 26th. 44,565

Highest attendance last week: NY Yankees (vs LA Angels), Friday, May 25th. 46,056

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Washington), Saturday, May 26th. 11,646

Game time:

Longest game last week: Cincinnati (vs Pittsburgh), Wednesday, May 23rd. 4:21 (5-4 Pittsburgh)

Shortest game last week: Seattle (vs Minnesota), Friday, May 25th. 2:14 (2-1 Seattle)

Longest average game for the week: Boston, 3:11 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Arizona, 2:42 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs Kansas City), 97 degrees, Saturday, May 26th.

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

Warmest average for the week: NY Yankees, 84.0 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Oakland, 59.3 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: San Francisco vs Colorado, 21 mph, Sunday, May 20th.

Windiest week: Boston, 13.7 MPH over 3 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 5 (41 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 3, NL 2. (Season total: AL 20, NL 28)

 

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
Arizona61758034894264272:153:042:42588167.20156.3
Atlanta61854537008282252:333:293:07638681.81155
Baltimore71135435550174382:283:252:57578269.70185.91
Boston61019437008237292:553:293:11728577.40186.9
Chi Cubs52698841250371182:393:202:56538777.3394.21
Chi White Sox71162827032184192:283:162:56458471.43157.6
Cincinnati61485342844254472:434:213:05708882.4285.5
Cleveland61966039004311122:393:413:08537969064
Colorado63319345884414642:353:252:51608874.82216.8
Detroit61716134252254242:353:213:00628474.82127.7
Houston61966035638296782:483:413:09727974062.9
Kansas City72323042140336822:283:072:50709777.95126.2
LA Angels62148046056365852:313:453:09688672.90135.9
LA Dodgers64020145884435242:263:122:47638675.12107.9
Miami6751228352195032:473:373:03578673.80123.2
Milwaukee72706537258301882:313:363:02648570.20128.11
Minnesota61716128577231832:143:402:58647566.90125.9
NY Mets72219537258291072:413:362:58578577.451510.1
NY Yankees62412146056343212:313:303:05709184.43138.81
Oakland6699130676166642:153:112:47576461.28149.5
Philadelphia61854543560265332:253:182:49638876.53156.3
Pittsburgh61485322629187002:374:213:07708478697.7
San Diego61778344612318302:263:152:516381726107.8
San Francisco53192941250380662:463:253:0360876902112.3
Seattle6699134252178662:143:402:55576460.50147.41
St. Louis62213343560353322:283:042:47758481.7396.3
Tampa Bay61019438560163272:283:152:55687270042
Texas71682935105279982:283:203:00459766.931511.7
Toronto62137443344281942:253:452:57648878.30159.8
Washington6751240201240042:273:372:59728676.90104.4

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta12835228352283523:193:193:19868686111
Boston33555037008363563:133:293:22788582.781813.7
Chi Cubs43716841250396502:393:202:57538770.5395.3
Chi White Sox51162819147154502:283:032:53458262.25157.6
Cincinnati41485326988191612:494:213:12708478.3386.5
Cleveland31966030639265772:563:413:21727975565.7
Colorado23319342844380192:433:002:51858886.5274.5
Detroit22464827032258402:513:163:03778480.53127.5
Houston33077035638327792:483:052:56737373000
Kansas City12412124121241212:312:312:31707070555
LA Angels13856038560385603:153:153:15686868444
LA Dodgers54280545884441882:263:122:43636664.2285.8
Miami275121164695792:563:373:16737674.5000
Milwaukee62706537258304572:313:362:59648575.30126.21
Minnesota41716128577237972:353:232:59657569.88129.8
NY Mets42219534894261012:412:522:47578171.85159.8
NY Yankees24456546056453113:003:303:15858685.581310.5
Oakland5699122691138612:153:022:42576158.481411
Philadelphia51854527647231282:253:182:496388785159.6
Pittsburgh31778322629208482:373:152:54728479.7697.7
San Francisco14033440334403343:253:253:25606060212121
Seattle31992434252260542:143:403:05626463.3042
St. Louis43954543560418072:283:042:49758379.8365
Tampa Bay51019414744118802:283:102:51727272000
Texas62323035105298602:533:203:05849788.83128.3
Toronto42148043344302512:313:453:05647770.50126.5
Washington42570040201312172:273:082:50728679.37108.8

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61758034894264272:153:042:42588167.20156.3
Atlanta51854537008281992:333:293:04638577.65159
Baltimore71135435550174382:283:252:57578269.70185.91
Boston31019412468111012:553:103:01727272000
Chi Cubs12698826988269882:512:512:518484843331
Chi White Sox22464827032258402:513:163:03778480.53127.5
Cincinnati23319342844380192:433:002:51858886.5274.5
Cleveland33077039004356472:393:202:55537363042.3
Colorado44033445884431862:353:252:516065632219
Detroit41716134252252162:353:212:596275692127.8
Houston31966030639265772:563:413:21727975565.7
Kansas City62323042140352752:283:072:54789785.75127.3
LA Angels52148046056361902:313:453:07688677.80137.8
LA Dodgers14020140201402013:083:083:08868686101010
Miami42219528352244652:473:192:575786731126.3
Milwaukee12857728577285773:233:233:23656565101010
Minnesota21992423986219552:143:402:57646464042
NY Mets32828637258331162:563:363:1380858391210.3
NY Yankees42412131304288262:313:203:01709183.331171
Oakland13067630676306763:113:113:11646464888
Philadelphia14356043560435602:532:532:53757575333
Pittsburgh31485318659165522:494:213:20708076.3787.7
San Diego61778344612318302:263:152:516381726107.8
San Francisco43192941250374992:463:052:57738778093.5
Seattle369911263396772:432:502:45575957.7111412.71
St. Louis22213322629223812:372:522:44838483.5697.5
Tampa Bay13856038560385603:153:153:15686868444
Texas11682916829168292:282:282:28454545151515
Toronto22137426788240812:252:592:42848886111513
Washington275121164695792:563:373:16737674.5000

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