MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/2: Marlins Gonna Marlin


The Marlins are at it again, drawing only 6,105 fans in attendance to a game against the Diamondbacks last week. To put that in perspective, the lowest attended MLB game not involving the Marlins last week drew over double that when the Rays put 12,305 paying customers through the turnstiles. To put that in even more perspective, the Marlins were outdrawn by more Single A teams last week than any other MLB team has been all season, combined. A breakdown:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 56 AAA games), Tampa Bay (below 3 AAA games), Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City (below 1 AAA game)

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (below 15 AA games)

 

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  Miami (below 2 A-Advanced, 15 Single-A, and 3 A-Short Season games)

 

In other locales, attendance struggled a bit with seven franchises hitting below the 20,000 mark once on the week, and the Marlins, Rays, A’s, White Sox, and Royals averaging below the mark. On the top end, only five were above 40,000 once for the week and of them, the Yankees, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Cubs averaged above the mark.

 

Ejections continued their hot streak, with the AL narrowing their gap to the NL by a factor of 7-2 this week. This brings the American League within seven ejections of catching the senior circuit with plenty of time left in the season to protect their three-season ejection winning streak.

 

Game time averaged around 3:00 flat this week, on the backs of the Royals and Mariners playing the new shortest game of the season, tilting the scale at two hours exactly!  The game, unsurprisingly, was a 1-0 pitchers’ duel. On the top end, only three games made it past the four hour mark. Great news for baseball fans who like to go to bed early!

 

Temperatures got brutal this week, with the Rangers averaging 97.2 degrees on the full week, not having played a game below 94.  On top of that, no game they played had less than 11 MPH winds. Nothing like playing in hot, humid, and windy air! More than half of the league played in >90 degree temps last week.  Sweaty.

 

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 Arizona), Monday, June 25th. 6,105

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs Boston), Friday, June 29th. 47,120

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Chi Cubs), Tuesday, June 26th. 53,904

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Arizona), Thursday, June 28th. 12,715

Game time:

Longest game last week: Chi White Sox (vs Minnesota), Thursday, June 28th. 4:51 (2-1 Minnesota)

Shortest game last week: Seattle (vs Kansas City), Sunday, July 1st. 2:00 (1-0 Seattle)

Longest average game for the week: Minnesota, 3:39 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Kansas City, 2:31 average over 5 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs San Diego), 101 degrees, Wednesday, June 27th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs Colorado), 56 degrees, Wednesday, June 27th.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 97.2 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Colorado, 68.3 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Boston vs LA Angels, 18 mph, Tuesday, June 26th.

Windiest week: San Francisco, 15.0 MPH over 3 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 9 (85 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 7, NL 2. (Season total: AL 39, NL 46)

 

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
Arizona6610530981153442:493:453:11768679.30101.3
Atlanta62785146667376263:013:453:177192864118
Baltimore71426338838212132:293:392:59799486.92137.12
Boston53699247125412252:414:003:11739282.771812.1
Chi Cubs74005153904446372:323:443:17729683.74168.5
Chi White Sox51627628156216382:474:513:25739886.94169.81
Cincinnati71848330207251452:363:453:09719486.3396.11
Cleveland61482343598291052:483:212:56689076.241611.3
Colorado63604646172405752:343:102:49567868.361710.7
Detroit71912737445261922:293:472:55688474.70126.51
Houston71230539191246432:353:102:47727372.5000
Kansas City51953538436312572:002:482:31648476.90138.2
LA Angels71835138838303732:294:003:02739483.721810
LA Dodgers74175053904462532:323:262:55727874.7475.6
Miami761051271585292:233:242:58748677.70101.4
Milwaukee61848338436270752:363:202:55729482.9094.9
Minnesota61627641492299742:564:513:39739684.841692
NY Mets6821124506165812:233:273:00727974.70156.5
NY Yankees54202847125447962:383:202:55749284.27129.9
Oakland71482328866205002:293:473:06688174.461611.7
Philadelphia72205144136366372:384:283:20749785.34129.3
Pittsburgh52213532099260653:023:303:16657972.291511.4
San Diego52136532099251592:243:303:036510183.191410.91
San Francisco52972137529340692:343:453:03568169.80177.5
Seattle61426338344218662:003:392:48648873.92135.9
St. Louis64028846667442062:483:143:02699285.54119
Tampa Bay61230519334156212:352:532:43727272000
Texas52136528156234912:243:162:579410197.61116131
Toronto62406839191325442:313:102:44688473.20122
Washington61362442746257732:454:283:22729784.80125.7

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona22972130981303512:493:453:17768178.5000
Atlanta32785130207288053:013:453:22718780.7496.3
Baltimore71426338838212132:293:392:59799486.92137.12
Boston33699237521372932:544:003:20737674.3131814.7
Chi Cubs34005141492408313:273:443:38919693.381612
Chi White Sox31627621610191172:564:513:41738376.34961
Cincinnati41848326130224002:363:203:00889491.8395.8
Detroit41912728866236912:293:473:1173797661191
Houston32879139191355612:423:102:55737373000
Kansas City11953519535195352:442:442:44848484131313
LA Dodgers74175053904462532:323:262:55727874.7475.6
Miami761051271585292:233:242:58748677.70101.4
Milwaukee23441238436364242:412:482:44727674084
NY Mets32213524506237143:033:273:16727974.791513
NY Yankees24712047125471232:413:172:599092917129.5
Oakland31482317748162452:503:213:00688172.7131614.3
Philadelphia72205144136366372:384:283:20749785.34129.3
San Diego22708332099295913:023:303:16657268.59991
San Francisco33604637529365482:343:102:53566661131715
Seattle22555838344319512:002:262:13646765.5232.5
St. Louis64028846667442062:483:143:02699285.54119
Tampa Bay61230519334156212:352:532:43727272000
Texas52136528156234912:243:162:579410197.61116131
Toronto32406837445295262:312:382:34688473.30124

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona461051271578402:523:243:097886800102.5
Atlanta34622646667464473:113:143:12919291.39119.7
Boston24712047125471232:413:172:599092917129.5
Chi Cubs44175053904474912:323:263:02727774465
Chi White Sox22268428156254202:473:163:01979897.5111613.5
Cincinnati32785130207288053:013:453:22718780.7496.31
Cleveland61482343598291052:483:212:56689076.241611.3
Colorado63604646172405752:343:102:49567868.361710.7
Detroit32406837445295262:312:382:34688473.30124
Houston41230519334164542:352:532:40727272000
Kansas City42555838436341882:002:482:28647669.8083.3
LA Angels71835138838303732:294:003:02739483.721810
Milwaukee41848326130224002:363:203:00889491.8395.8
Minnesota61627641492299742:564:513:39739684.841692
NY Mets382111052394482:232:572:44747574.7000
NY Yankees34202844136432442:383:202:53748077.3101110.3
Oakland41912728866236912:293:473:117379766119
Pittsburgh52213532099260653:023:303:16657972.291511.4
San Diego32136523470222052:243:142:559410197.7121412.7
San Francisco22972130981303512:493:453:17768178.5000
Seattle41426321202168242:413:393:06798882.36139.3
Toronto32879139191355612:423:102:55737373000
Washington61362442746257732:454:283:22729784.80125.7

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