MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 8/5: Dog Days

The dog days of summer are here again, and with it we have games in brutal heat and everyone too hot to argue balls and strikes. The lowest ejection week of the season, with only three getting sent to the showers early. Only three teams averaged below 70 degrees on the week, with half the league averaging above the 80 degree mark.  Yours truly was at the hottest game of the week, a 98 degree scorcher between the hapless Orioles and the less-hapless-but-still-not-good Rangers.

Attendance once again soared last week, with only five teams having a game below 20,000 and only the Rays drawing below the 10,000 mark. In fact, this was the first week in a while where no A or AA teams outdrew a major league team, though I can say with confidence everyone outdrew the lowest MiLB attendance on the week, a reported THREE in attendance for a Rookie League game between the DBacks and Reds’ affiliates1:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay (outdrawn by 20 AAA games), Oakland (outdrawn by 4 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  None

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  None

 

Time of game stayed at the three hour mark as it has hovered throughout the hottest times of the summer, but interestingly enough the Red Sox played the shortest game of the week as well as the longest game of the week. If I were to tell you their opponents were the Phillies and Yankees, which opponent would you put on which game?  Surprisingly the Yankees-Red Sox played the shortest game of the week with a 4-1 2:15 quickie.

 

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 LA Angels), Wednesday, August 1st. 9,132

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs Baltimore), Tuesday, July 31st. 46,473

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Houston), Friday, August 3rd. 53,598

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Chi White Sox (vs Kansas City), Thursday, August 2nd. 19,682

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Boston (vs Philadelphia), Monday, July 30th. 4:03 (2-1 Boston)

Shortest game last week: Boston (vs NY Yankees), Friday, August 3rd. 2:15 (4-1 Boston)

Longest average game for the week: Milwaukee, 3:22 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Seattle, 2:39 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs Baltimore), 98 degrees, Saturday, August 4th.

Coldest game last week: Oakland (vs Toronto), 63 degrees, Tuesday, July 31st.

Warmest average for the week: Baltimore, 91.2 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Oakland, 67.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Boston vs NY Yankees, 21 mph, Friday, August 3rd.

Windiest week: Boston, 12.3 MPH over 6 games.

 

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 3 (110 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 2, NL 1. (Season total: AL 53, NL 57)

 

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
5
20639
38093
27435
2:59
3:33
3:14
78
83
81
0
0
0
Atlanta
5
21230
36946
26988
2:26
3:19
2:48
80
91
84
6
10
8.7
Baltimore
6
19367
47206
29975
2:25
3:20
3:04
80
98
91.2
5
13
10.3
Boston
5
36699
37816
37357
2:15
4:03
3:05
76
87
81.4
9
21
13.8
1
Chi Cubs
6
18600
41136
33529
2:38
3:31
3:03
73
93
78.7
4
12
8.8
Chi White Sox
6
14379
21214
17448
2:43
3:38
3:09
72
85
76
0
11
4.4
1
Cincinnati
6
24929
36149
30175
2:18
3:14
2:51
67
90
79.3
3
9
5.5
1
Cleveland
6
25407
35242
29996
2:28
3:10
2:58
73
84
81
5
9
8
Colorado
7
37751
42636
40392
2:46
3:59
3:18
73
89
81.7
5
12
8.6
Detroit
5
14766
33668
23575
2:18
3:32
2:47
67
73
69.9
5
15
8.9
Houston
5
34575
53598
45424
2:19
3:37
2:58
66
86
79.6
2
6
4.2
Kansas City
6
15250
27909
21414
2:45
3:21
3:00
74
85
79.8
6
13
9.5
LA Angels
6
9132
35242
22505
2:28
3:17
2:55
72
84
77.3
0
9
3.5
LA Dodgers
6
41686
53598
48175
2:54
3:44
3:22
81
86
82.8
5
7
5.7
Miami
5
21230
42343
31711
2:20
3:15
2:50
75
90
83.8
5
10
8
Milwaukee
6
37751
45087
41323
2:46
3:44
3:22
78
89
83.2
5
12
8.7
Minnesota
6
22236
29261
26077
2:45
3:21
3:01
73
85
79.5
8
13
9.7
NY Mets
6
24525
36946
30509
2:26
3:19
2:51
80
91
84.3
6
11
7.9
NY Yankees
5
36699
47206
40985
2:15
3:25
2:54
76
87
82.7
9
21
12.8
Oakland
5
11449
33668
19300
2:30
3:32
2:57
65
73
68.8
5
16
11.8
Philadelphia
6
26050
42343
35477
2:20
4:03
3:06
75
90
81.4
5
14
9.8
Pittsburgh
5
18600
32473
23239
2:38
3:34
3:12
73
86
80
4
11
8.4
San Diego
6
29209
41136
37422
2:38
4:01
3:12
75
93
81.9
4
12
8.8
San Francisco
6
22980
38093
29579
2:59
4:01
3:17
78
83
80.3
0
12
3.5
Seattle
6
26110
41238
34725
2:19
3:02
2:39
66
80
71.3
1
3
1.8
St. Louis
7
19376
42636
35020
2:51
3:59
3:21
73
86
81.9
4
9
6.8
Tampa Bay
6
9132
21214
14619
2:29
3:38
3:06
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
5
19367
24300
21362
2:25
3:33
3:08
83
98
89.4
0
13
5.2
Toronto
6
11449
41238
27848
2:23
3:04
2:46
65
76
68.7
1
16
5.7
Washington
6
28845
36149
33419
2:38
3:16
2:58
78
90
84
3
11
5.8

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
5
20639
38093
27435
2:59
3:33
3:14
78
83
81
0
0
0
Atlanta
1
21230
21230
21230
2:49
2:49
2:49
82
82
82
10
10
10
Boston
5
36699
37816
37357
2:15
4:03
3:05
76
87
81.4
9
21
13.8
1
Chi Cubs
4
40714
41136
40900
2:38
3:29
3:02
75
93
83.8
4
12
7
Chi White Sox
3
15250
19682
17650
2:52
3:10
3:01
75
85
80
6
11
8.7
Cleveland
3
28993
35242
33016
2:28
3:10
2:54
82
84
82.7
5
9
7
Detroit
2
24929
24952
24941
2:18
2:55
2:36
67
70
68.5
6
9
7.5
LA Dodgers
6
41686
53598
48175
2:54
3:44
3:22
81
86
82.8
5
7
5.7
Milwaukee
3
37751
40524
38743
2:46
3:35
3:10
78
89
84.7
10
12
11.3
Minnesota
6
22236
29261
26077
2:45
3:21
3:01
73
85
79.5
8
13
9.7
NY Mets
4
24525
36946
28427
2:26
3:19
2:48
80
91
86
6
8
7.3
NY Yankees
2
46473
47206
46840
3:08
3:11
3:09
80
84
82
10
11
10.5
Oakland
5
11449
33668
19300
2:30
3:32
2:57
65
73
68.8
5
16
11.8
Philadelphia
4
26050
42343
34331
2:20
3:15
2:50
75
90
84.3
5
9
7.5
Pittsburgh
5
18600
32473
23239
2:38
3:34
3:12
73
86
80
4
11
8.4
San Diego
2
29209
31725
30467
3:05
4:01
3:33
78
82
80
9
12
10.5
Seattle
6
26110
41238
34725
2:19
3:02
2:39
66
80
71.3
1
3
1.8
St. Louis
4
40544
42636
41629
2:51
3:59
3:24
73
86
79.5
5
9
6.5
Tampa Bay
6
9132
21214
14619
2:29
3:38
3:06
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
4
19367
24300
21543
2:25
3:20
3:01
93
98
95.8
5
13
10.3
Washington
6
28845
36149
33419
2:38
3:16
2:58
78
90
84
3
11
5.8

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
Atlanta
4
24525
36946
28427
2:26
3:19
2:48
80
91
86
6
8
7.3
Baltimore
6
19367
47206
29975
2:25
3:20
3:04
80
98
91.2
5
13
10.3
Chi Cubs
2
18600
18972
18786
2:38
3:31
3:04
73
74
73.5
10
11
10.5
Chi White Sox
3
14379
21214
17246
2:43
3:38
3:18
72
72
72
0
0
0
1
Cincinnati
6
24929
36149
30175
2:18
3:14
2:51
67
90
79.3
3
9
5.5
1
Cleveland
3
25407
29261
26975
2:56
3:08
3:02
73
83
79.3
9
9
9
Colorado
7
37751
42636
40392
2:46
3:59
3:18
73
89
81.7
5
12
8.6
Detroit
3
14766
33668
22664
2:30
3:32
2:54
68
73
71.3
5
15
10.3
Houston
5
34575
53598
45424
2:19
3:37
2:58
66
86
79.6
2
6
4.2
Kansas City
6
15250
27909
21414
2:45
3:21
3:00
74
85
79.8
6
13
9.5
LA Angels
6
9132
35242
22505
2:28
3:17
2:55
72
84
77.3
0
9
3.5
Miami
5
21230
42343
31711
2:20
3:15
2:50
75
90
83.8
5
10
8
Milwaukee
3
41686
45087
43902
3:19
3:44
3:35
81
83
81.7
5
7
6
NY Mets
2
34319
35029
34674
2:38
3:16
2:57
82
83
82.5
6
11
8.5
NY Yankees
3
36699
37317
37082
2:15
3:25
2:44
76
87
83.3
9
21
15
Philadelphia
2
37722
37816
37769
3:13
4:03
3:38
77
80
78.5
10
14
12
San Diego
4
40714
41136
40900
2:38
3:29
3:02
75
93
83.8
4
12
7
San Francisco
6
22980
38093
29579
2:59
4:01
3:17
78
83
80.3
0
12
3.5
St. Louis
3
19376
32473
26207
2:58
3:34
3:17
81
86
84.3
4
9
7
Texas
1
20639
20639
20639
3:33
3:33
3:33
83
83
83
0
0
0
Toronto
6
11449
41238
27848
2:23
3:04
2:46
65
76
68.7
1
16
5.7
  1. I tweeted MiLB to see if this is just a data issue as suspected and will update if I hear back from them