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

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
AL All-Stars
1
43843
43843
43843
3:34
3:34
3:34
82
82
82
6
6
6
Arizona
2
29546
43340
36443
3:21
4:02
3:41
80
82
81
0
0
0
Atlanta
1
41008
41008
41008
2:57
2:57
2:57
82
82
82
13
13
13
Baltimore
3
31115
39021
35349
2:30
3:01
2:48
68
78
73.7
0
18
10.3
Boston
3
25012
33817
30170
2:27
3:31
2:57
68
78
73
9
15
12.3
Chi Cubs
5
39737
41406
40894
3:05
3:54
3:27
68
85
74
5
22
15.2
2
Chi White Sox
2
38186
43331
40759
2:28
2:37
2:32
73
74
73.5
3
3
3
Cincinnati
3
20726
23615
22528
2:41
3:27
2:58
65
75
71.3
5
9
7.3
Cleveland
3
21829
31532
27205
2:33
4:48
3:30
102
107
105.3
4
11
6.7
Colorado
2
29546
43340
36443
3:21
4:02
3:41
80
82
81
0
0
0
Detroit
3
25012
33817
30170
2:27
3:31
2:57
68
78
73
9
15
12.3
Houston
2
42422
44264
43343
2:47
3:20
3:03
79
87
83
8
9
8.5
Kansas City
3
18107
27719
22662
2:35
3:11
2:58
83
91
86.3
6
12
9
LA Angels
2
42422
44264
43343
2:47
3:20
3:03
79
87
83
8
9
8.5
LA Dodgers
3
36242
38249
37101
2:59
3:15
3:07
75
77
76
0
0
0
Miami
3
11828
13808
12961
2:48
3:04
2:55
72
72
72
0
0
0
1
Milwaukee
3
36242
38249
37101
2:59
3:15
3:07
75
77
76
0
0
0
Minnesota
3
18107
27719
22662
2:35
3:11
2:58
83
91
86.3
6
12
9
NL All-Stars
1
43843
43843
43843
3:34
3:34
3:34
82
82
82
6
6
6
NY Mets
2
47102
47175
47139
3:01
3:46
3:23
76
77
76.5
9
13
11
2
NY Yankees
2
47102
47175
47139
3:01
3:46
3:23
76
77
76.5
9
13
11
Oakland
2
45606
56310
50958
2:47
4:04
3:25
69
72
70.5
14
16
15
Philadelphia
2
29392
30034
29713
3:10
3:15
3:12
79
81
80
6
10
8
Pittsburgh
3
20726
23615
22528
2:41
3:27
2:58
65
75
71.3
5
9
7.3
San Diego
2
29392
30034
29713
3:10
3:15
3:12
79
81
80
6
10
8
San Francisco
2
45606
56310
50958
2:47
4:04
3:25
69
72
70.5
14
16
15
Seattle
2
38186
43331
40759
2:28
2:37
2:32
73
74
73.5
3
3
3
St. Louis
5
39737
41406
40894
3:05
3:54
3:27
68
85
74
5
22
15.2
Tampa Bay
3
11828
13808
12961
2:48
3:04
2:55
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
3
21829
31532
27205
2:33
4:48
3:30
102
107
105.3
4
11
6.7
Toronto
3
31115
39021
35349
2:30
3:01
2:48
68
78
73.7
0
18
10.3
Washington
1
41008
41008
41008
2:57
2:57
2:57
82
82
82
13
13
13

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
29546
43340
36443
3:21
4:02
3:41
80
82
81
0
0
0
Chi Cubs
5
39737
41406
40894
3:05
3:54
3:27
68
85
74
5
22
15.2
2
Cincinnati
3
20726
23615
22528
2:41
3:27
2:58
65
75
71.3
5
9
7.3
Detroit
3
25012
33817
30170
2:27
3:31
2:57
68
78
73
9
15
12.3
Kansas City
3
18107
27719
22662
2:35
3:11
2:58
83
91
86.3
6
12
9
LA Angels
2
42422
44264
43343
2:47
3:20
3:03
79
87
83
8
9
8.5
Milwaukee
3
36242
38249
37101
2:59
3:15
3:07
75
77
76
0
0
0
NL All-Stars
1
43843
43843
43843
3:34
3:34
3:34
82
82
82
6
6
6
NY Yankees
2
47102
47175
47139
3:01
3:46
3:23
76
77
76.5
9
13
11
Oakland
2
45606
56310
50958
2:47
4:04
3:25
69
72
70.5
14
16
15
Philadelphia
2
29392
30034
29713
3:10
3:15
3:12
79
81
80
6
10
8
Seattle
2
38186
43331
40759
2:28
2:37
2:32
73
74
73.5
3
3
3
Tampa Bay
3
11828
13808
12961
2:48
3:04
2:55
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
3
21829
31532
27205
2:33
4:48
3:30
102
107
105.3
4
11
6.7
Toronto
3
31115
39021
35349
2:30
3:01
2:48
68
78
73.7
0
18
10.3
Washington
1
41008
41008
41008
2:57
2:57
2:57
82
82
82
13
13
13

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
AL All-Stars
1
43843
43843
43843
3:34
3:34
3:34
82
82
82
6
6
6
Atlanta
1
41008
41008
41008
2:57
2:57
2:57
82
82
82
13
13
13
Baltimore
3
31115
39021
35349
2:30
3:01
2:48
68
78
73.7
0
18
10.3
Boston
3
25012
33817
30170
2:27
3:31
2:57
68
78
73
9
15
12.3
Chi White Sox
2
38186
43331
40759
2:28
2:37
2:32
73
74
73.5
3
3
3
Cleveland
3
21829
31532
27205
2:33
4:48
3:30
102
107
105.3
4
11
6.7
Colorado
2
29546
43340
36443
3:21
4:02
3:41
80
82
81
0
0
0
Houston
2
42422
44264
43343
2:47
3:20
3:03
79
87
83
8
9
8.5
LA Dodgers
3
36242
38249
37101
2:59
3:15
3:07
75
77
76
0
0
0
Miami
3
11828
13808
12961
2:48
3:04
2:55
72
72
72
0
0
0
1
Minnesota
3
18107
27719
22662
2:35
3:11
2:58
83
91
86.3
6
12
9
NY Mets
2
47102
47175
47139
3:01
3:46
3:23
76
77
76.5
9
13
11
2
Pittsburgh
3
20726
23615
22528
2:41
3:27
2:58
65
75
71.3
5
9
7.3
San Diego
2
29392
30034
29713
3:10
3:15
3:12
79
81
80
6
10
8
San Francisco
2
45606
56310
50958
2:47
4:04
3:25
69
72
70.5
14
16
15
St. Louis
5
39737
41406
40894
3:05
3:54
3:27
68
85
74
5
22
15.2