MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 6/18: Double Digit Ejections!


Tempers finally have flared in the past two weeks as we’ve gone from 56 ejections to 76 in no time flat. This week alone had eleven ejections, including the Dodgers getting three ejected in one game.  This didn’t do much to help the American League, who has held the ejection crown since we started tracking this sort of thing, they now trail the NL by twelve ejections on the full season.  Lots of work to do!

 

Attendance was overall good, with the Marlins, and A’s on road trips, and the Rays hosting the Yankees, the real professional baseball team of the Tampa metro area.  Only Pittsburgh drew fewer fans than multiple AAA games last week, with the Pirates and the Royals being the only teams to average below 20,000 on the week.  Only five teams drew below the 20,000 mark at all, the aforementioned Pirates and Royals as well as the Indians, White Sox, and Reds. Nine had greater than 40,000 in at least one game this week with the Yankees and Cubs averaging above the mark.  The good news continues as no team was outdrawn by a team in AA or lower this week:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Pittsburgh (below 9 AAA games), Cleveland, Kansas City, and the Chicago White Sox (below 1 AAA game)

 

 

Game time averaged around 3:05 which is up over the past few weeks, largely on the backs of quite a few extra inning games that happened last week. Everyone but the Phillies played a game below the three hour mark while everyone played a game greater than three hours as well.

 

Temperatures and weather was surprisingly pleasant, as no outwardly cold games took place, though some might argue that 57 degrees in June is freezing.  On the other side, only a handful of games at or above 90 degrees, with nobody averaging above 82 degrees on the full week.

 

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: Pittsburgh (vs Milwaukee), Monday, June 18th. 10,672

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs Seattle), Tuesday, June 19th. 45,122

Highest attendance last week: NY Yankees (vs Seattle), Thursday, June 21st. 46,658

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Kansas City (vs Texas), Wednesday, June 20th. 19,489

Game time:

Longest game last week: Atlanta (vs Baltimore), Friday, June 22nd. 5:21 (10-7 Baltimore)

Shortest game last week: LA Angels (vs Toronto), Friday, June 22nd. 2:17 (2-1 LA Angels)

Longest average game for the week: Atlanta, 3:23 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: San Francisco, 2:48 average over 7 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Cincinnati (vs Detroit), 91 degrees, Tuesday, June 19th.

Coldest game last week: Colorado (vs Miami), 57 degrees, Sunday, June 24th.

Warmest average for the week: Philadelphia, 82.7 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: San Francisco, 66.1 degrees over 7 games.

Windiest game last week: Cleveland vs Chi White Sox, 20 mph, Tuesday, June 19th.

Windiest week: San Francisco, 13.9 MPH over 7 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 11 (76 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 3, NL 8. (Season total: AL 32, NL 44)

 

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
Arizona61920733809254372:323:513:09697773.361310
Atlanta53246645563378702:305:213:23688874.95107.8
Baltimore63215340333356222:345:213:16738881.83107.3
Boston62855037342340012:293:343:04607770.25118.9
Chi Cubs71958141199333822:393:463:02688374597.21
Chi White Sox71727123101202402:423:282:59618972.8320121
Cincinnati61917736818271762:393:323:00719181.2596.8
Cleveland61727134435262232:433:062:5368897552010.7
Colorado72971044010364132:473:253:04578272.13118.11
Detroit51917734435293662:433:323:01689178.65107.6
Houston63415143409393642:323:553:097373730001
Kansas City61778941823294682:463:553:08739079.40144.41
LA Angels63041640612348432:173:333:05687772.26118.5
LA Dodgers63256541199375352:403:503:13658271.551183
Miami63417239032364272:473:142:56578266.731710.32
Milwaukee61067239710281872:323:193:01718978.50158
Minnesota62323033153282002:213:353:03698175.73117.2
NY Mets72971044010357932:403:503:09608271.86119.3
NY Yankees82366746658378582:284:163:08728880.10157
Oakland61832337485252802:423:283:04617367.831610.2
Philadelphia52112240341290593:033:393:19688981.37149.4
Pittsburgh61067224843184252:323:513:0269897871511.3
San Diego62822540546372222:233:212:53618369.931610.8
San Francisco73590340546382162:233:042:48588366.1101713.9
Seattle63605146658412492:283:342:586088755128.5
St. Louis72112239710305182:493:393:11718979.10146.71
Tampa Bay62366743409326212:324:163:08727372.5000
Texas61778928004217442:213:352:56779082.23146.7
Toronto63041645563366982:173:332:55687770.55117.7
Washington73215342723375252:343:303:01688881.13158.4

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta33379440333371062:545:213:47738881.78109
Boston33605137342365562:293:343:01607467.75108
Chi Cubs33927341199402942:463:463:17687370.7587
Chi White Sox41832321908202292:423:283:00617367.331611.3
Cincinnati61917736818271762:393:323:00719181.2596.8
Cleveland61727134435262232:433:062:5368897552010.7
Colorado72971044010364132:473:253:04578272.13118.11
Houston63415143409393642:323:553:097373730001
Kansas City31778919489185322:463:042:54839085.74148.7
LA Angels63041640612348432:173:333:05687772.26118.5
Milwaukee43276439710360752:493:193:04717472.5094
Minnesota62323033153282002:213:353:03698175.73117.2
NY Mets33256537705347772:403:503:10658272.36119
NY Yankees34512246658459422:283:282:55798882.35129
Philadelphia32112226120231083:083:393:2187898871410.3
Pittsburgh61067224843184252:323:513:0269897871511.3
San Diego22822537485328553:043:213:126870693138
San Francisco73590340546382162:233:042:48588366.1101713.9
Tampa Bay32366729831269172:394:163:21727272000
Toronto23246645563390152:303:032:46686868586.5
Washington73215342723375252:343:303:01688881.13158.4

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61920733809254372:323:513:09697773.361310
Atlanta23246645563390152:303:032:46686868586.5
Baltimore63215340333356222:345:213:16738881.83107.3
Boston32855033153314452:583:143:08697772.78119.7
Chi Cubs41958136818281982:393:072:52718377.3597.31
Chi White Sox31727123101202552:463:062:58708978.352012.71
Detroit51917734435293662:433:323:01689178.65107.6
Kansas City33935741823404033:043:553:227373730001
LA Dodgers63256541199375352:403:503:13658271.551183
Miami63417239032364272:473:142:56578266.731710.32
Milwaukee21067214152124122:323:172:54808984.591512
NY Mets42971044010365552:553:253:09608071.36119.5
NY Yankees52366742723330082:394:163:16728877.80155
Oakland61832337485252802:423:283:04617367.831610.2
Philadelphia23563040341379863:033:303:16688174.57108.5
San Diego43749740546394052:233:022:43618370.8101613.5
Seattle63605146658412492:283:342:586088755128.5
St. Louis72112239710305182:493:393:11718979.10146.71
Tampa Bay33415143409383252:323:192:56737373000
Texas61778928004217442:213:352:56779082.23146.7
Toronto43041640612355402:173:333:006877737118.8

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