MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 8/20: The NL Strikes Back!


The National League strikes back this week with seven ejections to the AL’s one, meaning we once again have separation in the season ejection rate.

Attendance continued to be high, reaching the highest level of the season, with no games under 10,000 in attendance all week!  Only six teams managed below 20,000, while seven managed over the 40,000 mark.  Even still, the A’s managed to be outdrawn by minor league games last week:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (outdrawn by 10 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  None!

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  Oakland (outdrawn by 1 A game)

 

Time of game averaged at the three hour mark as usual recently, with every team playing a game below and above the mark.

 

Temps cooled off everywhere outside of Texas, where only a handful of teams played over 90 degrees.  Meanwhile, four teams played in temps below 70.  Winter is coming!

 

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: Oakland (vs Seattle), Monday, August 13th. 10,400

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs San Francisco), Wednesday, August 15th. 44,987

Highest attendance last week: NY Yankees (vs NY Mets), Monday, August 13th. 47,233

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Kansas City (vs Toronto), Thursday, August 16th. 14,894

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: LA Dodgers (vs San Francisco), Wednesday, August 15th. 4:05 (4-3 LA Dodgers)

Shortest game last week: Cleveland (vs Baltimore), Saturday, August 18th. 2:17 (4-2 Baltimore)

Longest average game for the week: LA Dodgers, 3:20 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Baltimore, 2:47 average over 5 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs LA Angels), 98 degrees, Friday, August 17th.

Coldest game last week: Oakland (vs Seattle), 62 degrees, Monday, August 13th.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 88.8 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Oakland, 66.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: NY Yankees vs Toronto, 17 mph, Friday, August 17th.

Windiest week: Oakland, 10.7 MPH over 6 games.

 

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 8 (118 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 1, NL 7. (Season total: AL 59, NL 67)

 

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
Arizona61820424440208282:513:463:087690803149.21
Atlanta81604942143251462:393:373:00768682.6296.61
Baltimore52052735007278792:173:272:47778780.66148.6
Boston53308137242358512:283:272:49718877.56168.9
Chi Cubs62178340441309212:403:412:59708780.5586.92
Chi White Sox61901824556218362:543:353:077587815118.5
Cincinnati61727523878205152:353:252:59768682.5384.7
Cleveland61727535007251242:173:252:537686803146.7
Colorado62342842143323762:413:373:05738677.7095.2
Detroit72066131904252782:433:353:13828783.35117.3
Houston52353535813301322:333:333:00657571.5083.7
Kansas City61439124556182692:393:112:53758679.54107.9
LA Angels61839827816238542:353:282:53769886.37118.8
LA Dodgers54326446796451392:444:053:20687773.9275
Miami71604937106245902:393:372:5782878521062
Milwaukee53961946040426132:423:122:57848785.2787.21
Minnesota62510831904277072:433:353:11808481.7686.8
NY Mets72052747233335792:313:273:02759185.35138
NY Yankees74039347233430642:323:293:06728981.35179.9
Oakland51040032204224722:333:333:07627567.47149.8
Philadelphia63304940460354032:313:273:00749186.25138.7
Pittsburgh62178335100266952:403:413:00708077.5586.9
San Diego62001024440221462:433:463:03768177.581410
San Francisco51954045229312782:354:053:07778480.4485.8
Seattle51040046796325922:443:363:10627367.12148.8
St. Louis73669646040404552:543:283:08749082.9687
Tampa Bay63665442716391752:283:222:52718979.26168.7
Texas61820427816225372:353:282:58779888.83128
Toronto61439144778290142:323:292:53728680.741710.21
Washington73090038214356602:403:373:12749083.12106.9

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta81604942143251462:393:373:00768682.6296.61
Baltimore22052725045227862:383:273:02808783.5697.5
Boston33665437242369692:282:472:407176746169.7
Chi Cubs23961940441400302:423:122:57858786787.52
Chi White Sox31901824556218692:573:113:047581788109
Cincinnati61727523878205152:353:252:59768682.5384.7
Cleveland32826435007312752:172:562:37777977.77149.7
Detroit32066123784218032:543:353:108287845118
Houston22996735813328902:433:082:55737373000
Kansas City31439114894146692:392:432:41778681486.7
LA Dodgers24498745229451083:054:053:35777777666
Minnesota62510831904277072:433:353:11808481.7686.8
NY Yankees74039347233430642:323:293:06728981.35179.9
Oakland51040032204224722:333:333:07627567.47149.8
Philadelphia63304940460354032:313:273:00749186.25138.7
Pittsburgh42178335100263662:403:413:00708075576.3
San Diego62001024440221462:433:463:03768177.581410
Seattle34326446796451602:443:363:10687370.7274
St. Louis73669646040404552:543:283:08749082.9687
Texas61820427816225372:353:282:58779888.83128
Washington33090037106331472:403:373:06828784.72106.7

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61820424440208282:513:463:087690803149.21
Baltimore32826435007312752:172:562:37777977.77149.7
Boston23308135266341742:403:273:03748881798
Chi Cubs42178335100263662:403:413:00708075576.3
Chi White Sox32066123784218032:543:353:108287845118
Cleveland31727520607189722:373:253:08768682.3353.7
Colorado62342842143323762:413:373:05738677.7095.2
Detroit42510831904278842:433:353:15828482.5676.5
Houston32353532204282942:333:333:04657570787.3
Kansas City31901824556218692:573:113:047581788109
LA Angels61839827816238542:353:282:53769886.37118.8
LA Dodgers34326446796451602:443:363:10687370.7274
Miami71604937106245902:393:372:5782878521062
Milwaukee53961946040426132:423:122:57848785.2787.21
NY Mets72052747233335792:313:273:02759185.35138
Pittsburgh22619128515273532:453:183:01808080787.5
San Francisco51954045229312782:354:053:07778480.4485.8
Seattle21040017078137393:093:133:11626563.5131413.5
Tampa Bay63665442716391752:283:222:52718979.26168.7
Toronto61439144778290142:323:292:53728680.741710.21
Washington43669638214375453:073:283:16749081.5687