2018 MLB Attendance, Ejections, Time of Game, and Weather: Below the Box Score. Week of 6/4: The Oakland AAs?


Only one team drew below 10,000 this week, as the Marlins and Rays were on road trips. That left the A’s, who played the aforementioned Rays in a matchup that couldn’t rely on fans from either side showing up. The four game series averaged fewer than 9,300 fans with the low point being 6,705.  This also put the A’s below double digit games played in AA and Single A, as we can see below. For all intents and purposes, the A’s seem to draw at more of a AA level.  Perhaps we could call them the… Oakland AA’s1.

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (below 49 AAA games), Pittsburgh (below 6 AAA games), Seattle, Baltimore and San Diego (below 4 AAA games), Detroit, Cleveland, Arizona, Kansas City, Minnesota, Atlanta (below 1 AAA game)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Oakland (below 13 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Oakland (below 11 A games)

 

With 11 teams drawing lower than a triple-A squad this week, only two averaged below the 20,000 mark being Oakland and Pittsburgh. The Yankees, Cardinals, and Dodgers all averaged above the 40,000 mark, with Colorado, the Angels, Milwaukee, and San Francisco hitting the 40,000 mark at least once on the week.  Overall a decent week for attendance!

 

Time of game hung a few minutes over three hours as it has typically hovered throughout the year. Only the Rockies didn’t play a sub-three hour game this week, while everyone played a game longer than three hours.

 

It was a hot week in Missouri as both teams played in games hitting the 90 degree mark, while Toronto and Boston faced off in a brisk 53 degree Memorial Day game.

 

Ejections remained far behind last year, about 15% fewer year-over year.  We finally hit the 50 mark on the back of three ejections last week, but this time in 2017 we already had 60 ejections.  The NL lead over the AL continues as well, though narrowed on the back of this week’s 2-1 advantage for the Junior Circuit.

 

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 Tampa Bay), Wednesday, May 30th. 6,705

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs Houston), Wednesday, May 30th. 45,229

Highest attendance last week: Colorado (vs LA Dodgers), Saturday, June 2nd. 47,703

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Oakland (vs Tampa Bay), Thursday, May 31st. 12,070

Game time:

Longest game last week: NY Mets (vs Chi Cubs), Saturday, June 2nd. 4:53 (7-1 Chi Cubs)

Shortest game last week: San Diego (vs Miami), Wednesday, May 30th. 2:20 (3-2 San Diego)

Longest average game for the week: Colorado, 3:27 average over 6 games.

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

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: TIE – 90 degrees: Kansas City (vs Oakland), and St. Louis (vs Pittsburgh), both on Friday, June 1st.

Coldest game last week: Boston (vs Toronto), 53 degrees, Monday, May 28th.

Warmest average for the week: Kansas City, 83.5 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Seattle, 62.9 degrees over 7 games.

Windiest game last week: TIE – 21 MPH: Minnesota vs Cleveland, Sunday, June 3rd and Oakland vs Tampa Bay, Wednesday, May 30th.

Windiest week: Oakland, 13.1 MPH over 7 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 3 (51 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 2, NL 1. (Season total: AL 22, NL 29)

 

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
Arizona61834034117266702:403:182:55758978.5081.3
Atlanta81944339578292482:244:003:01698878.83116.8
Baltimore51393536139259532:343:313:01678476395.2
Boston63065838640346792:523:413:03537468.50134.4
Chi Cubs71147537183263412:304:533:136287773138.3
Chi White Sox61793030441244542:523:123:0056867461712.5
Cincinnati61834031710251882:403:182:59687873.30125.5
Cleveland71793030441244272:393:293:07608677.362112.3
Colorado62734847703369043:113:433:27578773.23156.3
Detroit71739734674234242:373:253:02658878.72178.9
Houston63065846583406362:473:473:136582730124.5
Kansas City61857224553213062:264:123:06779083.581310.7
LA Angels71739744603277282:373:253:03748881.141710.32
LA Dodgers73975947703423372:403:433:20638773.9374.6
Miami61573334117252832:203:022:45628973.20105.2
Milwaukee62000442867319342:413:313:00568371.251710.2
Minnesota71857230171227632:394:123:17608977.682111.4
NY Mets81944337183305572:304:533:15628173.75138.7
NY Yankees52650046583393192:473:473:16658476.54127
Oakland7670524553149382:263:552:56589074.192113
Philadelphia73811943302402732:243:322:54637367.94148
Pittsburgh71147547135316962:253:432:55769083.63158.41
San Diego61573331710238002:203:062:496273686129.3
San Francisco62734840491344962:243:312:56577367.231510.3
Seattle61307028599217282:324:163:13607163.8071.8
St. Louis73313347135419822:253:432:59749080.45158.2
Tampa Bay7670528599164262:374:163:10587865.70218.1
Texas61307044603273702:323:403:01618069.21106.2
Toronto62219234700305092:373:022:52537566.82137
Washington71393539578284832:244:002:54678878.1395.6

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61834034117266702:403:182:55758978.5081.3
Atlanta81944339578292482:244:003:01698878.83116.8
Baltimore51393536139259532:343:313:01678476395.2
Boston33338034700338442:522:592:555374646138.7
Chi White Sox32000429281248742:523:002:55567564.391714
Cleveland31793030441240332:583:123:06818683.761711
Colorado62734847703369043:113:433:27578773.23156.3
Detroit71739734674234242:373:253:02658878.72178.9
Houston33065838640355142:553:413:11737373000
Kansas City61857224553213062:264:123:06779083.581310.7
LA Angels33351144603372182:373:212:52748076.78109
LA Dodgers43975943302410232:403:323:10637368464.8
Milwaukee33313342867389942:413:313:05748378586.3
Minnesota41914830171247232:393:293:08608270.882113.5
NY Mets43281737183348512:304:533:26628071.57139.5
NY Yankees34522946583457572:473:473:166582735129
Oakland467051207092942:373:553:04587865.592114
Pittsburgh31147519382149942:503:032:55798784.33106.71
San Diego61573331710238002:203:062:496273686129.3
San Francisco33811940491392732:242:492:33637267.791412.3
Seattle61307028599217282:324:163:13607163.8071.8
St. Louis44083247135442232:253:432:55769082.861510

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Boston33065838640355142:553:413:11737373000
Chi Cubs71147537183263412:304:533:136287773138.3
Chi White Sox31793030441240332:583:123:06818683.761711
Cincinnati61834031710251882:403:182:59687873.30125.5
Cleveland41914830171247232:393:293:08608270.882113.5
Houston34522946583457572:473:473:166582735129
LA Angels41739724696206112:533:253:11848885.541711.52
LA Dodgers34185147703440883:253:433:34728779.7374.3
Miami61573334117252832:203:022:45628973.20105.2
Milwaukee32000429281248742:523:002:55567564.391714
Minnesota31857221343201493:014:123:28778984.38119.3
NY Mets41944332377262622:423:213:04708175.85117.8
NY Yankees22650032823296623:033:313:17768480465
Oakland31942424553224632:263:002:45779082.7111312
Philadelphia73811943302402732:243:322:54637367.94148
Pittsburgh44083247135442232:253:432:55769082.861510
San Francisco32734832409297193:113:313:19577366.73158.3
St. Louis33313342867389942:413:313:05748378586.3
Tampa Bay7670528599164262:374:163:10587865.70218.1
Texas61307044603273702:323:403:01618069.21106.2
Toronto62219234700305092:373:022:52537566.82137
Washington71393539578284832:244:002:54678878.1395.6
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