MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/16: How Low Can We Go?

Once again the Marlins were the only team to be outdrawn by minor league teams last week.  But it gets worse. The Miami Marlins are the first team since AMSTS has tracked MLB and MiLB attendance to ever be outdrawn by a Rookie League team in the same week.  The Ogden Raptors drew 5,368 on Friday night for their game against the Missoula Osprey, while on Wednesday the Marlins managed only 5,265 against the Brewers. The overview:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 47 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (below 19 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  Miami (below 1 A-Advanced, 15 Single-A, and 3 A-Short Season games)

MLB teams outdrawn by Rookie League teams: Miami (below Ogden with 5,368 on Friday night)

For the other 29 teams, attendance wasn’t even that bad. Only Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and the Chicago White Sox drew fewer than 20,000 on a game last week with only the first two having averaged below that. Meanwhile, seven squads had a game with 40,000 or more, four of which averaged above the mark.

 

The second big story is that the American League went 5-1 in ejections last week, putting them only two ejections behind the NL at the All-Star Break. This is setting up a great comeback. Longtime readers of AMSTS will know that the AL has won the ejections title for all three years that AMSTS has tracked ejections, and the NL had started off this season with a twelve ejection lead that seemed almost insurmountable.  But all that fell apart in the past few weeks as practically nobody in the NL has gotten ejected. Sad!

 

Game time averaged just north of 3:05 this week, with everyone having played a game below three hours as well as one above the three hour week. For the game time statistic, it was a rather mundane week with the shortest game coming in just shy of 2:20 and the longest going only 4:38.

 

Temperatures cooled off this week, with nobody playing a game in 100+ degree temperatures that were frequent in the last two weeks. The Cardinals and Reds squared off in 97 degrees for the winner on the week, but only thirteen of the league’s teams played a game above the 90 degree mark.

 

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 Milwaukee), Wednesday, July 11th. 5,265

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs LA Angels), Sunday, July 15th. 47,871

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs LA Angels), Saturday, July 14th. 53,797

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Tampa Bay (vs Detroit), Monday, July 9th. 14,229

Game time:

Longest game last week: Minnesota (vs Tampa Bay), Sunday, July 15th. 4:38 (11-7 Minnesota)

Shortest game last week: San Diego (vs LA Dodgers), Tuesday, July 10th. 2:18 (4-1 San Diego)

Longest average game for the week: Minnesota, 3:29 average over 7 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Detroit, 2:49 average over 6 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: St. Louis (vs Cincinnati), 97 degrees, Saturday, July 14th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs Oakland), 62 degrees, Saturday, July 14th.

Warmest average for the week: St. Louis, 86.6 degrees over 5 games.

Coldest average for the week: San Francisco, 66.7 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Boston vs Toronto, 18 mph, Friday, July 13th.

Windiest week: San Francisco, 14.7 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 6 (98 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 1. (Season total: AL 48, NL 50)

 

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
27323
43405
38175
2:42
3:40
3:07
81
96
86.5
3
6
4.7
Atlanta
5
27323
42130
33980
2:42
3:05
2:55
82
90
85.6
3
6
5
Baltimore
8
17348
38328
22442
2:45
3:22
3:04
83
92
86.3
2
9
5.1
Boston
7
36390
37182
36870
2:52
3:43
3:13
69
91
77.1
9
18
12.6
Chi Cubs
6
37672
41099
38956
2:43
4:30
3:24
66
78
72.3
9
17
12.2
Chi White Sox
5
19361
26319
22504
2:39
3:34
2:59
74
94
82.6
6
12
8.6
1
Cincinnati
6
21908
45891
33842
2:48
3:31
3:05
77
97
85.5
5
11
7.5
Cleveland
7
21908
35353
28718
2:48
3:31
3:03
77
85
80.6
3
11
7.3
Colorado
6
33919
47789
40047
2:50
3:40
3:13
67
96
86.2
4
10
6.8
Detroit
6
13478
40405
26722
2:25
3:55
2:49
72
73
72.5
0
0
0
Houston
7
28301
41119
37373
2:28
4:03
3:03
73
73
73
0
0
0
Kansas City
6
19361
27551
22902
2:39
3:34
3:08
74
94
84.2
0
10
6.5
1
LA Angels
6
33092
53797
44625
2:40
3:47
3:10
77
86
81.2
4
9
6.3
LA Dodgers
7
26272
53797
37923
2:18
3:47
3:07
74
86
79.5
5
9
6.7
Miami
6
5265
14793
8100
2:34
4:23
3:15
76
87
77.8
0
9
1.5
Milwaukee
8
5265
24474
14033
2:48
4:23
3:16
76
89
83.9
0
9
5
Minnesota
7
20199
28756
25593
2:50
4:38
3:29
73
88
82
0
11
6
1
NY Mets
8
22137
30438
25769
2:41
3:24
2:55
77
89
82.3
9
17
11.5
NY Yankees
8
17808
35353
28130
2:52
3:22
3:05
77
92
84.5
2
10
6.1
1
Oakland
7
28301
42098
38389
2:44
4:03
3:14
62
73
69.3
0
16
6.1
1
Philadelphia
8
8090
24139
17215
2:34
3:24
2:57
76
89
80.8
0
17
6.9
Pittsburgh
8
14073
24474
19086
2:34
3:25
2:59
78
89
84.6
5
9
6.8
San Diego
7
26272
38988
32275
2:18
3:29
3:06
74
80
76
5
10
8
San Francisco
6
38024
42098
40676
2:43
4:30
3:15
62
71
66.7
12
17
14.7
1
Seattle
6
33092
47789
39043
2:40
3:19
3:02
67
93
81.2
4
10
7.7
St. Louis
5
23245
45891
37186
2:46
3:14
3:02
78
97
85.4
5
12
8.5
Tampa Bay
7
13478
28756
20903
2:25
4:38
3:22
72
86
76.5
0
11
3.3
Texas
6
17348
38328
30831
2:45
3:08
2:56
69
91
84.2
4
15
8.2
Toronto
6
27839
37182
34519
2:58
3:43
3:17
69
90
78.3
5
18
10.5
Washington
7
14073
30438
23421
2:34
3:21
2:52
77
88
81.1
5
13
9.4

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
Atlanta
5
27323
42130
33980
2:42
3:05
2:55
82
90
85.6
3
6
5
Baltimore
8
17348
38328
22442
2:45
3:22
3:04
83
92
86.3
2
9
5.1
Boston
7
36390
37182
36870
2:52
3:43
3:13
69
91
77.1
9
18
12.6
Chi White Sox
5
19361
26319
22504
2:39
3:34
2:59
74
94
82.6
6
12
8.6
1
Cleveland
7
21908
35353
28718
2:48
3:31
3:03
77
85
80.6
3
11
7.3
Colorado
6
33919
47789
40047
2:50
3:40
3:13
67
96
86.2
4
10
6.8
Houston
7
28301
41119
37373
2:28
4:03
3:03
73
73
73
0
0
0
LA Angels
3
33092
44027
37570
2:40
3:10
2:57
79
80
79.7
4
9
6.3
LA Dodgers
3
47871
53797
51679
3:10
3:47
3:23
77
86
82.7
5
8
6.3
Miami
6
5265
14793
8100
2:34
4:23
3:15
76
87
77.8
0
9
1.5
Minnesota
7
20199
28756
25593
2:50
4:38
3:29
73
88
82
0
11
6
1
NY Mets
8
22137
30438
25769
2:41
3:24
2:55
77
89
82.3
9
17
11.5
Pittsburgh
8
14073
24474
19086
2:34
3:25
2:59
78
89
84.6
5
9
6.8
San Diego
7
26272
38988
32275
2:18
3:29
3:06
74
80
76
5
10
8
San Francisco
6
38024
42098
40676
2:43
4:30
3:15
62
71
66.7
12
17
14.7
1
St. Louis
3
44668
45891
45456
2:53
3:14
3:04
87
97
91.7
5
10
7
Tampa Bay
3
13478
14229
13876
2:25
3:55
3:00
72
72
72
0
0
0

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
6
27323
43405
38175
2:42
3:40
3:07
81
96
86.5
3
6
4.7
Chi Cubs
6
37672
41099
38956
2:43
4:30
3:24
66
78
72.3
9
17
12.2
Cincinnati
6
21908
45891
33842
2:48
3:31
3:05
77
97
85.5
5
11
7.5
Detroit
6
13478
40405
26722
2:25
3:55
2:49
72
73
72.5
0
0
0
Kansas City
6
19361
27551
22902
2:39
3:34
3:08
74
94
84.2
0
10
6.5
1
LA Angels
3
47871
53797
51679
3:10
3:47
3:23
77
86
82.7
5
8
6.3
LA Dodgers
4
26272
29595
27606
2:18
3:18
2:55
74
80
76.3
5
9
7
Milwaukee
8
5265
24474
14033
2:48
4:23
3:16
76
89
83.9
0
9
5
NY Yankees
8
17808
35353
28130
2:52
3:22
3:05
77
92
84.5
2
10
6.1
1
Oakland
7
28301
42098
38389
2:44
4:03
3:14
62
73
69.3
0
16
6.1
1
Philadelphia
8
8090
24139
17215
2:34
3:24
2:57
76
89
80.8
0
17
6.9
Seattle
6
33092
47789
39043
2:40
3:19
3:02
67
93
81.2
4
10
7.7
St. Louis
2
23245
26319
24782
2:46
3:10
2:58
78
80
79
8
12
10
Tampa Bay
4
25094
28756
26173
2:50
4:38
3:39
73
86
81
3
11
6.5
Texas
6
17348
38328
30831
2:45
3:08
2:56
69
91
84.2
4
15
8.2
Toronto
6
27839
37182
34519
2:58
3:43
3:17
69
90
78.3
5
18
10.5
Washington
7
14073
30438
23421
2:34
3:21
2:52
77
88
81.1
5
13
9.4