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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona62732343405381752:423:403:07819686.5364.7
Atlanta52732342130339802:423:052:55829085.6365
Baltimore81734838328224422:453:223:04839286.3295.1
Boston73639037182368702:523:433:13699177.191812.6
Chi Cubs63767241099389562:434:303:24667872.391712.2
Chi White Sox51936126319225042:393:342:59749482.66128.61
Cincinnati62190845891338422:483:313:05779785.55117.5
Cleveland72190835353287182:483:313:03778580.63117.3
Colorado63391947789400472:503:403:13679686.24106.8
Detroit61347840405267222:253:552:49727372.5000
Houston72830141119373732:284:033:03737373000
Kansas City61936127551229022:393:343:08749484.20106.51
LA Angels63309253797446252:403:473:10778681.2496.3
LA Dodgers72627253797379232:183:473:07748679.5596.7
Miami652651479381002:344:233:15768777.8091.5
Milwaukee8526524474140332:484:233:16768983.9095
Minnesota72019928756255932:504:383:2973888201161
NY Mets82213730438257692:413:242:55778982.391711.5
NY Yankees81780835353281302:523:223:05779284.52106.11
Oakland72830142098383892:444:033:14627369.30166.11
Philadelphia8809024139172152:343:242:57768980.80176.9
Pittsburgh81407324474190862:343:252:59788984.6596.8
San Diego72627238988322752:183:293:067480765108
San Francisco63802442098406762:434:303:15627166.7121714.71
Seattle63309247789390432:403:193:02679381.24107.7
St. Louis52324545891371862:463:143:02789785.45128.5
Tampa Bay71347828756209032:254:383:22728676.50113.3
Texas61734838328308312:453:082:56699184.24158.2
Toronto62783937182345192:583:433:17699078.351810.5
Washington71407330438234212:343:212:52778881.15139.4

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta52732342130339802:423:052:55829085.6365
Baltimore81734838328224422:453:223:04839286.3295.1
Boston73639037182368702:523:433:13699177.191812.6
Chi White Sox51936126319225042:393:342:59749482.66128.61
Cleveland72190835353287182:483:313:03778580.63117.3
Colorado63391947789400472:503:403:13679686.24106.8
Houston72830141119373732:284:033:03737373000
LA Angels33309244027375702:403:102:57798079.7496.3
LA Dodgers34787153797516793:103:473:23778682.7586.3
Miami652651479381002:344:233:15768777.8091.5
Minnesota72019928756255932:504:383:2973888201161
NY Mets82213730438257692:413:242:55778982.391711.5
Pittsburgh81407324474190862:343:252:59788984.6596.8
San Diego72627238988322752:183:293:067480765108
San Francisco63802442098406762:434:303:15627166.7121714.71
St. Louis34466845891454562:533:143:04879791.75107
Tampa Bay31347814229138762:253:553:00727272000

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona62732343405381752:423:403:07819686.5364.7
Chi Cubs63767241099389562:434:303:24667872.391712.2
Cincinnati62190845891338422:483:313:05779785.55117.5
Detroit61347840405267222:253:552:49727372.5000
Kansas City61936127551229022:393:343:08749484.20106.51
LA Angels34787153797516793:103:473:23778682.7586.3
LA Dodgers42627229595276062:183:182:55748076.3597
Milwaukee8526524474140332:484:233:16768983.9095
NY Yankees81780835353281302:523:223:05779284.52106.11
Oakland72830142098383892:444:033:14627369.30166.11
Philadelphia8809024139172152:343:242:57768980.80176.9
Seattle63309247789390432:403:193:02679381.24107.7
St. Louis22324526319247822:463:102:5878807981210
Tampa Bay42509428756261732:504:383:397386813116.5
Texas61734838328308312:453:082:56699184.24158.2
Toronto62783937182345192:583:433:17699078.351810.5
Washington71407330438234212:343:212:52778881.15139.4

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