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

Team
Count of Games
Min Attendance
Max Attendance
Avg Attendance
Min Time of Game
Max Time of Game
Avg Time of Game
Min Temp
Max Temp
Avg Temp
Min Wind
Max Wind
Avg Wind
Ejections
Arizona
6
6105
30981
15344
2:49
3:45
3:11
76
86
79.3
0
10
1.3
Atlanta
6
27851
46667
37626
3:01
3:45
3:17
71
92
86
4
11
8
Baltimore
7
14263
38838
21213
2:29
3:39
2:59
79
94
86.9
2
13
7.1
2
Boston
5
36992
47125
41225
2:41
4:00
3:11
73
92
82.7
7
18
12.1
Chi Cubs
7
40051
53904
44637
2:32
3:44
3:17
72
96
83.7
4
16
8.5
Chi White Sox
5
16276
28156
21638
2:47
4:51
3:25
73
98
86.9
4
16
9.8
1
Cincinnati
7
18483
30207
25145
2:36
3:45
3:09
71
94
86.3
3
9
6.1
1
Cleveland
6
14823
43598
29105
2:48
3:21
2:56
68
90
76.2
4
16
11.3
Colorado
6
36046
46172
40575
2:34
3:10
2:49
56
78
68.3
6
17
10.7
Detroit
7
19127
37445
26192
2:29
3:47
2:55
68
84
74.7
0
12
6.5
1
Houston
7
12305
39191
24643
2:35
3:10
2:47
72
73
72.5
0
0
0
Kansas City
5
19535
38436
31257
2:00
2:48
2:31
64
84
76.9
0
13
8.2
LA Angels
7
18351
38838
30373
2:29
4:00
3:02
73
94
83.7
2
18
10
LA Dodgers
7
41750
53904
46253
2:32
3:26
2:55
72
78
74.7
4
7
5.6
Miami
7
6105
12715
8529
2:23
3:24
2:58
74
86
77.7
0
10
1.4
Milwaukee
6
18483
38436
27075
2:36
3:20
2:55
72
94
82.9
0
9
4.9
Minnesota
6
16276
41492
29974
2:56
4:51
3:39
73
96
84.8
4
16
9
2
NY Mets
6
8211
24506
16581
2:23
3:27
3:00
72
79
74.7
0
15
6.5
NY Yankees
5
42028
47125
44796
2:38
3:20
2:55
74
92
84.2
7
12
9.9
Oakland
7
14823
28866
20500
2:29
3:47
3:06
68
81
74.4
6
16
11.7
Philadelphia
7
22051
44136
36637
2:38
4:28
3:20
74
97
85.3
4
12
9.3
Pittsburgh
5
22135
32099
26065
3:02
3:30
3:16
65
79
72.2
9
15
11.4
San Diego
5
21365
32099
25159
2:24
3:30
3:03
65
101
83.1
9
14
10.9
1
San Francisco
5
29721
37529
34069
2:34
3:45
3:03
56
81
69.8
0
17
7.5
Seattle
6
14263
38344
21866
2:00
3:39
2:48
64
88
73.9
2
13
5.9
St. Louis
6
40288
46667
44206
2:48
3:14
3:02
69
92
85.5
4
11
9
Tampa Bay
6
12305
19334
15621
2:35
2:53
2:43
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
5
21365
28156
23491
2:24
3:16
2:57
94
101
97.6
11
16
13
1
Toronto
6
24068
39191
32544
2:31
3:10
2:44
68
84
73.2
0
12
2
Washington
6
13624
42746
25773
2:45
4:28
3:22
72
97
84.8
0
12
5.7

Home games

Team
Count of Games
Min Attendance
Max Attendance
Avg Attendance
Min Time of Game
Max Time of Game
Avg Time of Game
Min Temp
Max Temp
Avg Temp
Min Wind
Max Wind
Avg Wind
Ejections
Arizona
2
29721
30981
30351
2:49
3:45
3:17
76
81
78.5
0
0
0
Atlanta
3
27851
30207
28805
3:01
3:45
3:22
71
87
80.7
4
9
6.3
Baltimore
7
14263
38838
21213
2:29
3:39
2:59
79
94
86.9
2
13
7.1
2
Boston
3
36992
37521
37293
2:54
4:00
3:20
73
76
74.3
13
18
14.7
Chi Cubs
3
40051
41492
40831
3:27
3:44
3:38
91
96
93.3
8
16
12
Chi White Sox
3
16276
21610
19117
2:56
4:51
3:41
73
83
76.3
4
9
6
1
Cincinnati
4
18483
26130
22400
2:36
3:20
3:00
88
94
91.8
3
9
5.8
Detroit
4
19127
28866
23691
2:29
3:47
3:11
73
79
76
6
11
9
1
Houston
3
28791
39191
35561
2:42
3:10
2:55
73
73
73
0
0
0
Kansas City
1
19535
19535
19535
2:44
2:44
2:44
84
84
84
13
13
13
LA Dodgers
7
41750
53904
46253
2:32
3:26
2:55
72
78
74.7
4
7
5.6
Miami
7
6105
12715
8529
2:23
3:24
2:58
74
86
77.7
0
10
1.4
Milwaukee
2
34412
38436
36424
2:41
2:48
2:44
72
76
74
0
8
4
NY Mets
3
22135
24506
23714
3:03
3:27
3:16
72
79
74.7
9
15
13
NY Yankees
2
47120
47125
47123
2:41
3:17
2:59
90
92
91
7
12
9.5
Oakland
3
14823
17748
16245
2:50
3:21
3:00
68
81
72.7
13
16
14.3
Philadelphia
7
22051
44136
36637
2:38
4:28
3:20
74
97
85.3
4
12
9.3
San Diego
2
27083
32099
29591
3:02
3:30
3:16
65
72
68.5
9
9
9
1
San Francisco
3
36046
37529
36548
2:34
3:10
2:53
56
66
61
13
17
15
Seattle
2
25558
38344
31951
2:00
2:26
2:13
64
67
65.5
2
3
2.5
St. Louis
6
40288
46667
44206
2:48
3:14
3:02
69
92
85.5
4
11
9
Tampa Bay
6
12305
19334
15621
2:35
2:53
2:43
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
5
21365
28156
23491
2:24
3:16
2:57
94
101
97.6
11
16
13
1
Toronto
3
24068
37445
29526
2:31
2:38
2:34
68
84
73.3
0
12
4

Away games

Team
Count of Games
Min Attendance
Max Attendance
Avg Attendance
Min Time of Game
Max Time of Game
Avg Time of Game
Min Temp
Max Temp
Avg Temp
Min Wind
Max Wind
Avg Wind
Ejections
Arizona
4
6105
12715
7840
2:52
3:24
3:09
78
86
80
0
10
2.5
Atlanta
3
46226
46667
46447
3:11
3:14
3:12
91
92
91.3
9
11
9.7
Boston
2
47120
47125
47123
2:41
3:17
2:59
90
92
91
7
12
9.5
Chi Cubs
4
41750
53904
47491
2:32
3:26
3:02
72
77
74
4
6
5
Chi White Sox
2
22684
28156
25420
2:47
3:16
3:01
97
98
97.5
11
16
13.5
Cincinnati
3
27851
30207
28805
3:01
3:45
3:22
71
87
80.7
4
9
6.3
1
Cleveland
6
14823
43598
29105
2:48
3:21
2:56
68
90
76.2
4
16
11.3
Colorado
6
36046
46172
40575
2:34
3:10
2:49
56
78
68.3
6
17
10.7
Detroit
3
24068
37445
29526
2:31
2:38
2:34
68
84
73.3
0
12
4
Houston
4
12305
19334
16454
2:35
2:53
2:40
72
72
72
0
0
0
Kansas City
4
25558
38436
34188
2:00
2:48
2:28
64
76
69.8
0
8
3.3
LA Angels
7
18351
38838
30373
2:29
4:00
3:02
73
94
83.7
2
18
10
Milwaukee
4
18483
26130
22400
2:36
3:20
3:00
88
94
91.8
3
9
5.8
Minnesota
6
16276
41492
29974
2:56
4:51
3:39
73
96
84.8
4
16
9
2
NY Mets
3
8211
10523
9448
2:23
2:57
2:44
74
75
74.7
0
0
0
NY Yankees
3
42028
44136
43244
2:38
3:20
2:53
74
80
77.3
10
11
10.3
Oakland
4
19127
28866
23691
2:29
3:47
3:11
73
79
76
6
11
9
Pittsburgh
5
22135
32099
26065
3:02
3:30
3:16
65
79
72.2
9
15
11.4
San Diego
3
21365
23470
22205
2:24
3:14
2:55
94
101
97.7
12
14
12.7
San Francisco
2
29721
30981
30351
2:49
3:45
3:17
76
81
78.5
0
0
0
Seattle
4
14263
21202
16824
2:41
3:39
3:06
79
88
82.3
6
13
9.3
Toronto
3
28791
39191
35561
2:42
3:10
2:55
73
73
73
0
0
0
Washington
6
13624
42746
25773
2:45
4:28
3:22
72
97
84.8
0
12
5.7