MLB 2018 Attendance, Ejections & Weather – Week of 6/10: Marlins Outdraw Oakland!


A big round of applause due to the Miami Marlins this week, as they hosted a three game series in which every single game had more than 10,000 in attendance. That gave the crown this week to the Oakland A’s who managed only below 8,000 on Thursday against the Royals.  Impressively, only seven teams drew below 20,000 on the week with four of them averaging below the mark.  However, only three teams had more than 40,000 in attendance on the week with only three of them averaging above the mark.  The attendance band constricted this week! Your minor league underperformers:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (below 30 AAA games), Tampa Bay and Miami (below 8 AAA games), Pittsburgh (below 4 AAA games), Cincinnati, San Diego, and Texas (below 2 AAA game), Minnesota and Detroit (below 1 AAA game)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Oakland (below 5 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Oakland (below 2 A games)

 

Ejections caught some steam this week with five being ejected and the slight edge going to the American league to narrow the gap ever so slightly.  The Senior Circuit only holds a six ejection lead at this point and hasn’t done much to maintain it lately.

 

Both Tampa Bay and the Mets didn’t play a single game over three hours this week, which was the average game time across the league. This continues the trend of decreasing from the 3:10 mark that we saw last year. Good news, but still a ways to go!

As for the weather, hot temps in Dallas with the Rangers and Astros playing in 96 degree heat, a harbinger of what’s to come this summer. Meanwhile, the windy city lived up to its name with a 24 MPH wind on Tuesday.

 

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 Kansas City), Thursday, June 7th. 7,963

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Atlanta), Friday, June 8th. 47,262

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Atlanta), Saturday, June 9th. 52,718

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Tampa Bay (vs Seattle), Friday, June 8th. 12,435

Game time:

Longest game last week: Cincinnati (vs Colorado), Thursday, June 7th. 4:15 (7-5 Cincinnati)

Shortest game last week: Minnesota (vs Chi White Sox), Thursday, June 7th. 2:14 (7-2 Minnesota)

Longest average game for the week: Cincinnati, 3:35 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: NY Mets, 2:36 average over 4 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs Houston), 96 degrees, Saturday, June 9th.

Coldest game last week: Chi Cubs (vs Philadelphia), 55 degrees, Tuesday, June 5th.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 91.5 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Pittsburgh, 64.0 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia, 24 mph, Tuesday, June 5th.

Windiest week: Oakland, 14.8 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 5 (56 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 3, NL 2. (Season total: AL 25, NL 31)

 

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
Arizona63643343197388432:513:383:17599476.372013.5
Atlanta61941952718348432:373:112:53648172.25137.8
Baltimore62449434643295322:273:192:53687269.84209.2
Boston63476236998361282:243:202:53588066.861511.5
Chi Cubs64005741045404602:323:223:03557364.21248.2
Chi White Sox72039336998297322:143:272:50678074.75159.7
Cincinnati61595734469229373:164:153:35779181.84117.2
Cleveland52131527038230632:393:463:04587964.481310.2
Colorado61595743197293692:514:153:27779485.54118
Detroit82176636556287932:413:463:00587965.681712.1
Houston63023638068327142:293:313:00739681.70186.3
Kansas City7796336512214902:163:352:40616966.461712
LA Angels62406136512302802:163:353:04677369.26149.7
LA Dodgers61287952718324352:373:483:11618171.42146.2
Miami61065441297262012:243:232:58768982.2072.5
Milwaukee52131531175244642:393:313:11588270.26139.81
Minnesota72039328656248712:143:272:58697973.95149.4
NY Mets42534243603355682:272:572:366877737119.31
NY Yankees62416543603326492:283:412:56577769.301710.2
Oakland6796322335152762:183:052:36619579.7131715
Philadelphia62219640553332602:463:313:13558271.752410.9
Pittsburgh61287941045281332:323:483:135970641145.2
San Diego61065421049161822:243:072:51647771.50135
San Francisco63570541591382512:513:383:12598471.902010.4
Seattle61034235646185922:293:142:49727372.30001
St. Louis61934441297335722:423:513:18809186.4395.9
Tampa Bay61034233106184702:162:522:43727773.80134.81
Texas61947038068286802:363:313:02789691.591813.51
Toronto62449434643297722:383:413:06577267.50207.5
Washington53216541591360542:163:232:527484800135

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Boston63476236998361282:243:202:53588066.861511.5
Chi Cubs64005741045404602:323:223:03557364.21248.2
Cincinnati61595734469229373:164:153:35779181.84117.2
Cleveland22131522330218232:393:233:01585958.591311
Colorado33643343197395162:513:343:16919492798.3
Detroit52176628016247692:433:463:02657969.881712.4
Houston23036135646330042:293:142:51737373000
LA Angels33151436512335262:163:353:006769686118.7
LA Dodgers34726252718492302:373:112:53758177.7575.7
Miami31065412984119092:243:072:50767776.3000
Minnesota72039328656248712:143:272:58697973.95149.4
NY Mets42534243603355682:272:572:366877737119.31
Oakland4796316208124632:182:322:25616965.3131714.5
Philadelphia32219631175262252:573:313:187282786129
Pittsburgh31287919713156403:013:483:286170652146.7
San Diego31941921049204552:472:572:53647166.771310
San Francisco33654241042381703:053:383:18596360.7172018.7
St. Louis34007041297404922:423:233:05878988375
Tampa Bay41034212435113872:432:522:48727272000
Texas61947038068286802:363:313:02789691.591813.51
Toronto62449434643297722:383:413:06577267.50207.5
Washington53216541591360542:163:232:527484800135

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona63643343197388432:513:383:17599476.372013.5
Atlanta61941952718348432:373:112:53648172.25137.8
Baltimore62449434643295322:273:192:53687269.84209.2
Chi White Sox72039336998297322:143:272:50678074.75159.7
Cleveland32176627038238892:433:463:06657970.38119.3
Colorado31595721944192213:164:153:387782794117.7
Detroit33476236556355002:413:202:58586761.381411.7
Houston43023638068325692:363:313:04789690.391812.5
Kansas City7796336512214902:163:352:40616966.461712
LA Angels32406128656270332:533:213:07697370.381410.7
LA Dodgers31287919713156403:013:483:286170652146.7
Miami34007041297404922:423:233:05878988375
Milwaukee52131531175244642:393:313:11588270.26139.81
NY Yankees62416543603326492:283:412:56577769.301710.2
Oakland21947022335209032:523:052:58939594141715.5
Philadelphia34005740553402952:463:203:08557365.352412.7
Pittsburgh34009741045406262:323:222:58596563173.7
San Diego31065412984119092:243:072:50767776.3000
San Francisco33570541591383322:513:233:06818483042
Seattle61034235646185922:293:142:49727372.30001
St. Louis31934434469266523:213:513:31809184.7596.7
Tampa Bay23216533106326362:162:502:33747775.56139.51