MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/9: Marlins Do It Again


Nobody last week was outdrawn by a minor league team! This is great! Well…. Everyone except the Marlins.  And boy, did they get outdrawn by minor league teams again this week.  With a low of 6,004 fans, the Marlins were outdrawn by ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE minor league games last week.  This week also got the Marlins past a season milestone: the Marlins have been outdrawn by ONE THOUSAND minor league games thus far on the season. The overview, as if it’s even needed:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 79 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (below 33 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  Miami (below 8 A-Advanced, 18 Single-A, and 7 A-Short Season games)

 

For the other 29 teams, attendance wasn’t even that bad. The closest average attendance to the Marlins’ 6,602 on the full week was 21,304 in Cincinnati, more than three times the Marlins’ average attendance, and more than the Marlins full three game series’ combined attendance! On the top end, six averaged above the 40,000 mark on the week, giving one of the strongest weeks in attendance on the year

 

Ejections continued at a healthy pace, with the AL narrowing their gap to the NL by a factor of 4-3 this week. This brings the American League within six 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 3:05 this week, with the Rangers and Tigers playing the shortest game of the week at 2:05.  Meanwhile, Miami subjected their fans to a 5:31 game against the Rays.  Perhaps it wasn’t a bad thing that there were fewer than 7,000 in attendance.

Temperatures got even more brutal this week, with an 108 degree game in Los Angeles between the Dodgers and Angels, and a 102 degree scorcher in Arlington between the Rangers and Astros. Once again more than half the league played every game in temps above 90.  July is here!

 

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 Tampa Bay), Monday, July 2nd. 6,004

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Pittsburgh), Monday, July 2nd. 45,207

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Pittsburgh), Wednesday, July 4th. 53,139

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Tampa Bay), Wednesday, July 4th. 7,572

Game time:

Longest game last week: Miami (vs Tampa Bay), Tuesday, July 3rd. 5:31 (9-6 Tampa Bay)

Shortest game last week: Detroit (vs Texas), Friday, July 6th. 2:05 (3-1 Detroit)

Longest average game for the week: Cincinnati, 3:32 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Colorado, 2:43 average over 6 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: LA Angels (vs LA Dodgers), 108 degrees, Friday, July 6th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs St. Louis), 65 degrees, Thursday, July 5th.

Warmest average for the week: Boston, 90.5 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Seattle, 72.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: San Francisco vs St. Louis, 20 mph, Saturday, July 7th.

Windiest week: St. Louis, 16.3 MPH over 4 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 7 (92 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 3. (Season total: AL 43, NL 49)

 

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
Arizona61798244072267422:513:473:10798280.70001
Atlanta72755746658395692:453:533:15768983.66129.9
Baltimore62255730943265242:292:552:48759382.361410.2
Boston62467342531345872:554:033:20879590.53107.2
Chi Cubs53842441538401122:573:323:11709279.661811.2
Chi White Sox71672741654311772:284:363:17739478.3071.9
Cincinnati61672741538309233:094:363:32709479.82188.51
Cleveland61828534633257082:443:493:06729483.73149.5
Colorado62655448158389442:153:112:43689279.32106
Detroit72124840510297562:053:082:48689281.20159
Houston63495543592396822:283:333:077310284.80145
Kansas City61828530347237922:444:033:09879489.86129.2
LA Angels53212844409398012:273:333:107310889.2275.4
LA Dodgers54432353139471792:573:233:147210889.2375.91
Miami7600434364202332:285:313:28778982.60105.7
Milwaukee72755743262345022:353:283:00768782.971210.7
Minnesota72255736700286322:293:282:52798783.371410.8
NY Mets52401032986263852:423:132:52778180.26168.9
NY Yankees63725446658428952:513:533:22738981.46148.51
Oakland51440834633278572:333:493:0470797331711.5
Philadelphia51954230943263372:424:303:08759380.95117
Pittsburgh61954253139366172:424:303:167281763115.9
San Diego51440829925229072:333:232:56708276.60175.6
San Francisco73799648158416842:153:472:47659278.492012.8
Seattle62655439518345612:273:332:59687572.8263.2
St. Louis72033444072350672:263:473:01658174.10209.3
Tampa Bay6600432986169522:285:313:147786810168.2
Texas62124843592305902:053:332:597710288.9615111
Toronto62401044352335162:443:313:02688176.30147.22
Washington72431442531351222:553:433:15779586.92105.6

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61798244072267422:513:473:10798280.70001
Chi Cubs53842441538401122:573:323:11709279.661811.2
Cincinnati31672724442213043:194:363:45809485.3274.31
Cleveland32712534633316513:043:493:237279763149
Colorado34033348158455212:152:512:37839287.39109.3
Detroit42124829174249462:053:082:44779181.371512
Houston43495541654385832:283:192:56737373000
Kansas City61828530347237922:444:033:09879489.86129.2
LA Angels24432344409443663:123:183:15100108104777
LA Dodgers34520753139490552:573:233:13727974.3364.71
Miami36004757266122:285:313:41778682.70106
Milwaukee72755743262345022:353:283:00768782.971210.7
Minnesota42255727570249992:292:542:47798681.581411.8
NY Mets32423632986272922:422:582:47778179.371610.3
NY Yankees34379246658452993:073:533:35848986.7697.7
Oakland21440829925221672:332:392:36707070111714
Philadelphia22820430943295742:452:552:50759384687
Pittsburgh31954228150241792:424:303:20758177.75117
San Francisco43799639606388062:263:472:54657369.5142016.3
Seattle62655439518345612:273:332:59687572.8263.2
Texas24016543592418793:273:333:309110296.561410
Toronto62401044352335162:443:313:02688176.30147.22
Washington72431442531351222:553:433:15779586.92105.6

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta72755746658395692:453:533:15768983.66129.9
Baltimore62255730943265242:292:552:48759382.361410.2
Boston62467342531345872:554:033:20879590.53107.2
Chi White Sox71672741654311772:284:363:17739478.3071.9
Cincinnati33865541538405423:093:323:18708174.391812.7
Cleveland31828522001197642:442:582:50889491.381210
Colorado32655436104323662:283:112:50687471.3242.7
Detroit32957540510361702:443:042:556892810126
Houston24016543592418793:273:333:309110296.561410
LA Angels33212839518367572:273:333:07737574.3263.7
LA Dodgers24432344409443663:123:183:15100108104777
Miami42431434364304493:013:433:18778982.5295.3
Minnesota33135336700334762:353:282:598387857129.7
NY Mets22401026038250242:463:132:59818181697.5
NY Yankees33725444352404912:513:313:097378766149.31
Oakland32712534633316513:043:493:237279763149
Philadelphia31954228150241792:424:303:20758177.75117
Pittsburgh34520753139490552:573:233:13727974.3364.7
San Diego51440829925229072:333:232:56708276.60175.6
San Francisco34033348158455212:152:512:37839287.39109.3
St. Louis72033444072350672:263:473:01658174.10209.3
Tampa Bay6600432986169522:285:313:147786810168.2
Texas42124829174249462:053:082:44779181.3715121