MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/30: Full Stadium Mania


Attendance was great last week, with a third of the league reporting a game with greater than 40,000 in attendance. Given that the American League playoffs seem to already be set at the end of July, this is particularly impressive.  As for the bad…. another Marlins home stand.  And with that, the Marlins once again were the only team to not draw 10,000 on the week.  They were only joined by the Orioles in being outdrawn by minor league teams:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 29 AAA games), Baltimore (outdrawn by 3 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  None

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 4 A games)

 

Besides that, it continues to be hot in Texas in the summer1.  The week averaged nearly 100 degrees for the Rangers, the hottest in the bigs for the week.  Meanwhile, San Francisco reported in with a 60.5 degree average week.  In late July!  Putting the brrrrr in brutal.

 

Ejections stayed low, but the AL regained some territory by a 3-1 margin, narrowing the season total gap to merely five.  For those new readers to the attendance articles, the AL has won for three consecutive years.

 

Time of game stayed at the three hour mark as it has hovered throughout the hottest times of the summer, on the back of a six inning 1:47 game between the Indians and Pirates.

 

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 Atlanta), Monday, July 23rd. 8,259

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: St. Louis (vs Chi Cubs), Friday, July 27th. 47,169

Highest attendance last week: Colorado (vs Oakland), Saturday, July 28th. 47,809

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Texas (vs Oakland), Wednesday, July 25th. 20,549

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Philadelphia (vs LA Dodgers), Tuesday, July 24th. 5:55 (7-4 Philadelphia)

Shortest game last week: Cleveland (vs Pittsburgh), Monday, July 23rd. 1:47 (7-0 Pittsburgh)

Longest average game for the week: Philadelphia, 3:36 average over 7 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Cleveland, 2:38 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs Oakland), 101 degrees, Thursday, July 26th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs Milwaukee), 58 degrees, Friday, July 27th.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 88.0 degrees over 7 games.

Coldest average for the week: San Francisco, 66.5 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: NY Mets vs San Diego, 19 mph, Monday, July 23rd.

Windiest week: San Diego, 14.2 MPH over 6 games.

 

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 4 (107 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 3, NL 1. (Season total: AL 51, NL 56)

 

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
Arizona73252940869372372:373:223:02718578.43148.9
Atlanta6825941758323912:373:222:53768580.50103.3
Baltimore61334222454181472:533:103:02748981.8164.5
Boston61334237439297542:423:283:06758380.45178.4
Chi Cubs63554847514418232:393:222:56718379.53126.7
Chi White Sox72052435285301672:573:363:11768880.431282
Cincinnati71703135249222202:483:323:09778782.4395.4
Cleveland62492531682275971:473:092:38757977.54127.5
Colorado54022947809428322:283:122:55697471.64116.6
Detroit61738229097240452:273:132:52769082.75128
Houston54056043184420762:443:233:03737473.3073
Kansas City71738246965352122:433:273:01819085.83127.8
LA Angels73382643325369182:413:363:10799284.76128.9
LA Dodgers73375341758384082:475:553:30808582.73148.7
Miami6825921673119382:373:262:56747876.3000
Milwaukee72607341312372512:243:332:59588470.981712.3
Minnesota72540537439340462:304:203:14688377.30177.1
NY Mets72173135900260872:183:172:47778379.441912.6
NY Yankees71467046965351992:373:273:01728577.90123.9
Oakland71824947809297292:284:083:176910186.94138
Philadelphia71703135659290202:485:553:36808782.34149.1
Pittsburgh72198135900272871:473:172:44758378.44127.3
San Diego62173137149298372:183:182:49738578.881914.2
San Francisco64027645548414882:333:222:52588369.51178.2
Seattle53539645548413762:373:322:56749281.81105.2
St. Louis51751847514303042:413:323:00778480.8395
Tampa Bay71467027372200392:373:263:00728977.4062
Texas71824943093291892:444:083:237310186.20134.4
Toronto62052432686273052:304:203:13688274.50104.21
Washington7850637586199062:243:333:04748478.30134.41

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta44030341758411042:473:222:588285843106.5
Baltimore61334222454181472:533:103:02748981.8164.5
Boston43678537439370742:423:283:08758380.871711.3
Chi Cubs43554840869390642:393:223:02718378.53127.3
Chi White Sox32052429442246012:573:113:04767776.33106.72
Cincinnati71703135249222202:483:323:09778782.4395.4
Cleveland32492531682276741:472:552:27757977.3496.7
Colorado54022947809428322:283:122:55697471.64116.6
Detroit32649829097275192:273:092:50767977.75128.3
Houston34056043093420822:443:233:02737373000
Kansas City31738225957205702:433:132:55869087.7797.7
LA Angels73382643325369182:413:363:10799284.76128.9
Miami6825921673119382:373:262:56747876.3000
Milwaukee32607337586325502:243:333:05778481.381310.3
NY Mets32173130963248732:182:572:35778179.3161917.3
NY Yankees44504346965461932:513:273:05818583.83127.8
Philadelphia33375335659348132:585:554:12808281101411.7
Pittsburgh42198135900269972:413:172:56778379.54127.8
San Diego33252937149348012:373:183:03738578.381411
San Francisco44041441312407762:333:222:55586660.581714.3
Seattle24027645548429122:372:582:47748378.5132
St. Louis24716947514473422:412:482:44798280.5396
Tampa Bay31467027372205402:373:262:56727272000
Texas41824920549195193:134:083:399710199.37138.8
Toronto32540532686300082:304:203:22688272.7051.71

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona73252940869372372:373:223:02718578.43148.9
Atlanta2825921673149662:372:482:42767877000
Boston21334216885151142:543:073:00798180565.5
Chi Cubs24716947514473422:412:482:44798280.5396
Chi White Sox43382635285343422:583:363:16818884.58129.3
Cleveland32649829097275192:273:092:50767977.75128.3
Detroit31738225957205702:433:132:55869087.7797.7
Houston24094843184420662:563:123:04737473.5576
Kansas City44504346965461932:513:273:05818583.83127.8
LA Dodgers73375341758384082:475:553:30808582.73148.7
Milwaukee44041441312407762:333:222:55586660.581714.3
Minnesota72540537439340462:304:203:14688377.30177.1
NY Mets42198135900269972:413:172:56778379.54127.8
NY Yankees31467027372205402:373:262:56727272000
Oakland71824947809297292:284:083:176910186.94138
Philadelphia41703135249246762:483:243:09828783.5496.5
Pittsburgh32492531682276741:472:552:27757977.3496.7
San Diego32173130963248732:182:572:35778179.3161917.3
San Francisco24027645548429122:372:582:47748378.5132
Seattle33539643325403522:413:323:027992856108.3
St. Louis31751820940189462:483:323:10778481354
Tampa Bay41564922454196642:533:103:02748982.8164
Texas34056043093420822:443:233:02737373000
Toronto32052429442246012:573:113:04767776.33106.7
Washington7850637586199062:243:333:04748478.30134.41
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