MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/23: Lots of Records!


A short update this week, with the All-Star break limiting the number of games played on the week, but not the number of records set!  Only the Rays were outdrawn by a handful of minor league teams last week, a big improvement over most weeks.  The short overview:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa (outdrawn by 4 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Tampa (outdrawn by 1 AA game)

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  None!

 

The other big story of the week is the NL blanking the AL 5-0 in the ejections race. After doubts were raised last week about whether the NL could hold their dwindling lead, the Senior Circuit proved me wrong by getting rung up in three different games last week.  The AL remains in striking distance, only seven ejections behind.

 

Besides that, it was hot in Texas last weekend. The three Rangers games were 107, 107, and 102 degrees at game start, though that 102 degree game actually ended with 108 degree temps.  Those 107 degree games sit in third place in hottest baseball games OF ALL TIME, with the first two being Rangers games at the Ballpark in Arlington, both 109 degrees at game start.

 

Besides THAT, the Oakland A’s had the highest attendance of any MLB game this season, drawing 56,310 for their Saturday game against the cross-bay rival Giants. What a time to be alive, the A’s are setting records for high attendance.

 

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: Tampa Bay (vs Miami), Sunday, July 22nd. 11,828

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs NY Mets), Saturday, July 21st. 47,102

Highest attendance last week: Oakland (vs San Francisco), Saturday, July 21st. 56,310

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Tampa Bay (vs Miami), Saturday, July 21st. 13,808

Game time:

Longest game last week: Texas (vs Cleveland), Friday, July 20th. 4:48 (9-8 Cleveland)

Shortest game last week: Detroit (vs Boston), Saturday, July 21st. 2:27 (5-0 Detroit)

Longest average game for the week: Cleveland and Texas, 3:30 average over 3 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Seattle, 2:39 average over 3 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs Cleveland), 107 degrees, Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st.

Coldest game last week: Cincinnati (vs Pittsburgh), 65 degrees, Friday, July 20th.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 105.3 degrees over 3 games.

Coldest average for the week: Oakland, 71.0 degrees over 3 games.

Windiest game last week: Chi Cubs vs St. Louis, 22 mph, Saturday, July 21st.

Windiest week: Baltimore, 15.5 MPH over 2 games.

 

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 5 (103 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 0, NL 5. (Season total: AL 48, NL 55)

 

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
AL All-Stars14384343843438433:343:343:34828282666
Arizona22954643340364433:214:023:41808281000
Atlanta14100841008410082:572:572:57828282131313
Baltimore33111539021353492:303:012:48687873.701810.3
Boston32501233817301702:273:312:5768787391512.3
Chi Cubs53973741406408943:053:543:2768857452215.22
Chi White Sox23818643331407592:282:372:32737473.5333
Cincinnati32072623615225282:413:272:58657571.3597.3
Cleveland32182931532272052:334:483:30102107105.34116.7
Colorado22954643340364433:214:023:41808281000
Detroit32501233817301702:273:312:5768787391512.3
Houston24242244264433432:473:203:03798783898.5
Kansas City31810727719226622:353:112:58839186.36129
LA Angels24242244264433432:473:203:03798783898.5
LA Dodgers33624238249371012:593:153:07757776000
Miami31182813808129612:483:042:557272720001
Milwaukee33624238249371012:593:153:07757776000
Minnesota31810727719226622:353:112:58839186.36129
NL All-Stars14384343843438433:343:343:34828282666
NY Mets24710247175471393:013:463:23767776.5913112
NY Yankees24710247175471393:013:463:23767776.591311
Oakland24560656310509582:474:043:25697270.5141615
Philadelphia22939230034297133:103:153:127981806108
Pittsburgh32072623615225282:413:272:58657571.3597.3
San Diego22939230034297133:103:153:127981806108
San Francisco24560656310509582:474:043:25697270.5141615
Seattle23818643331407592:282:372:32737473.5333
St. Louis53973741406408943:053:543:2768857452215.2
Tampa Bay31182813808129612:483:042:55727272000
Texas32182931532272052:334:483:30102107105.34116.7
Toronto33111539021353492:303:012:48687873.701810.3
Washington14100841008410082:572:572:57828282131313

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona22954643340364433:214:023:41808281000
Chi Cubs53973741406408943:053:543:2768857452215.22
Cincinnati32072623615225282:413:272:58657571.3597.3
Detroit32501233817301702:273:312:5768787391512.3
Kansas City31810727719226622:353:112:58839186.36129
LA Angels24242244264433432:473:203:03798783898.5
Milwaukee33624238249371012:593:153:07757776000
NL All-Stars14384343843438433:343:343:34828282666
NY Yankees24710247175471393:013:463:23767776.591311
Oakland24560656310509582:474:043:25697270.5141615
Philadelphia22939230034297133:103:153:127981806108
Seattle23818643331407592:282:372:32737473.5333
Tampa Bay31182813808129612:483:042:55727272000
Texas32182931532272052:334:483:30102107105.34116.7
Toronto33111539021353492:303:012:48687873.701810.3
Washington14100841008410082:572:572:57828282131313

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
AL All-Stars14384343843438433:343:343:34828282666
Atlanta14100841008410082:572:572:57828282131313
Baltimore33111539021353492:303:012:48687873.701810.3
Boston32501233817301702:273:312:5768787391512.3
Chi White Sox23818643331407592:282:372:32737473.5333
Cleveland32182931532272052:334:483:30102107105.34116.7
Colorado22954643340364433:214:023:41808281000
Houston24242244264433432:473:203:03798783898.5
LA Dodgers33624238249371012:593:153:07757776000
Miami31182813808129612:483:042:557272720001
Minnesota31810727719226622:353:112:58839186.36129
NY Mets24710247175471393:013:463:23767776.5913112
Pittsburgh32072623615225282:413:272:58657571.3597.3
San Diego22939230034297133:103:153:127981806108
San Francisco24560656310509582:474:043:25697270.5141615
St. Louis53973741406408943:053:543:2768857452215.2