MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 8/27: Attendance Plummets!

Teams really outdid themselves last week trying to attract fewer fans than normal.  The Marlins continued to dominate the game, however, with only 6,587 showing up to see the Braves on Thursday. However, the A’s, Rays, Pirates, and White Sox also joined the Marlins in being outdrawn by AAA teams on the week. The twist?  The first time in a while were AA teams outdrew more than one team (with the Rays and A’s joining the Marlins), while two teams (the Marlins and Rays) were outdrawn by SINGLE-A CLUBS.  Sad!

Here’s your matrix:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 60 AAA games), Tampa Bay (outdrawn by 35 AAA games), Oakland (outdrawn by 26 AAA games), Pittsburgh (outdrawn by 3 AAA games), Chicago White Sox (outdrawn by 1 AAA game)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 28 AA games), Tampa Bay (outdrawn by 5 AA games), Oakland (outdrawn by 3 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 3 A-Advanced, 13 A, 3 Short-A games), Tampa Bay (outdrawn by 1 A-Advanced and 1 A game)

 

The ejection race continued its see-saw with the AL taking all four ejections on the week, narrowing their gap to only four more ejections with about a month left in the season. NAIL BITER!  We will see how it ends up.

 

Game times clicked up closer to the 3:05 mark last week on the back of a few extra inning games that saw ten teams play games longer than four hours on the week.  Offsetting this was the fact that every team played a game shorter than three hours.

 

Weather continues its cooling trend, and the Rangers are the big beneficiaries.  After spending the last month in nearly 100 degree temps, they had the coldest week in MLB last week on their road trip to the Bay Area, averaging below the 70 degree mark.  Only three games were above the 90 degree mark on the full week, meaning fall is right around the corner.

 

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), Thursday, August 23rd. 6,587

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs St. Louis), Monday, August 20th. 42,402

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs San Diego), Saturday, August 25th. 53,528

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Oakland (vs Texas), Wednesday, August 22nd. 13,139

Game time:

Longest game last week: Milwaukee (vs Pittsburgh), Friday, August 24th. 5:36 (7-6 Milwaukee)

Shortest game last week: NY Mets (vs San Francisco), Tuesday, August 21st. 2:24 (6-3 NY Mets)

Longest average game for the week: Milwaukee, 3:25 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Toronto, 2:48 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Chi Cubs (vs Cincinnati), 93 degrees, Sunday, August 26th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs Texas), 60 degrees, Friday, August 24th.

Warmest average for the week: St. Louis, 82.5 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Texas, 64.0 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Toronto vs Baltimore, 19 mph, Wednesday, August 22nd.

Windiest week: Kansas City, 12.7 MPH over 3 games.

 

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 4 (130 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 0. (Season total: AL 63, NL 67)

 

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
23584
43867
34003
2:47
4:11
3:09
77
81
79
0
0
0
Atlanta
7
6587
16445
11278
2:36
3:16
2:54
66
78
74.7
0
12
4.1
Baltimore
6
25031
40595
29552
2:34
3:29
2:52
68
80
75.5
0
19
7.7
Boston
7
19723
37396
31118
2:47
3:24
3:02
70
80
72.5
0
14
5.5
Chi Cubs
6
26638
41205
35892
2:27
3:26
2:56
68
93
77.7
5
18
9.5
Chi White Sox
7
15160
34036
23912
2:41
3:28
3:06
74
80
76.1
4
14
10.4
Cincinnati
7
27590
41205
35792
2:27
3:26
2:55
68
93
78.3
0
11
6.9
Cleveland
7
16894
37396
29105
2:45
3:24
2:59
70
91
80.3
7
15
11.7
Colorado
6
27862
47785
36675
2:34
3:31
2:56
62
90
81
1
11
4.5
Detroit
6
22247
34036
26764
2:41
3:28
3:01
74
80
76.5
4
18
9.8
Houston
6
25415
42788
34254
2:54
3:26
3:06
74
80
78.2
0
8
4.2
Kansas City
7
8686
19304
13141
2:45
3:08
2:54
72
91
81
0
15
6.4
1
LA Angels
5
23584
42788
35195
2:54
3:26
3:04
76
81
79.2
0
8
3.7
2
LA Dodgers
6
42402
53528
46485
2:48
4:10
3:19
74
81
77.3
3
6
5.3
Miami
6
6587
26275
14466
2:48
4:14
3:16
75
77
75.8
0
0
0
Milwaukee
6
27590
40622
33840
2:38
5:36
3:25
73
82
77.2
0
11
5.8
Minnesota
7
15160
28772
22936
2:58
3:24
3:10
66
78
74.8
5
14
10.9
NY Mets
7
23192
29868
25768
2:24
4:20
2:59
73
82
78
6
13
10.4
NY Yankees
5
25547
32445
27531
2:50
4:14
3:24
75
80
77.8
0
5
2.6
Oakland
7
9341
28772
18984
2:26
3:12
2:57
62
78
69.4
5
14
10.4
Philadelphia
6
24080
33127
28840
2:41
3:45
3:06
68
82
76.8
0
9
5.7
Pittsburgh
6
13280
40622
26150
2:36
5:36
3:19
66
82
75.9
0
12
7
San Diego
6
27862
53528
38632
2:34
3:26
2:56
62
84
75.8
1
11
5.5
San Francisco
7
24811
40287
31849
2:24
4:20
3:05
60
82
69.9
6
13
10.2
Seattle
6
25415
43867
33260
2:47
4:11
3:10
74
80
78.2
0
2
0.5
1
St. Louis
6
41235
48247
44528
2:48
4:10
3:19
77
90
82.5
2
6
4.3
Tampa Bay
7
8686
25695
15154
2:49
3:10
2:57
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
6
9341
40287
25575
2:26
3:48
2:58
60
68
64
8
14
10.5
Toronto
6
25031
40595
29852
2:34
3:17
2:48
68
77
72.8
0
19
7.8
Washington
6
23192
31855
27039
2:35
3:45
3:05
76
82
79.9
4
11
8.7

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
23584
43867
34003
2:47
4:11
3:09
77
81
79
0
0
0
Baltimore
3
26236
32445
28610
2:50
3:29
3:08
78
80
79.3
4
5
4.3
Boston
4
37107
37396
37241
2:47
3:24
3:02
70
80
73
7
14
11
Chi Cubs
4
37760
41205
40107
2:27
3:26
2:52
68
93
80.3
5
9
6.5
Chi White Sox
2
15160
23133
19147
3:06
3:16
3:11
74
76
75
10
14
12
Colorado
6
27862
47785
36675
2:34
3:31
2:56
62
90
81
1
11
4.5
Detroit
6
22247
34036
26764
2:41
3:28
3:01
74
80
76.5
4
18
9.8
Kansas City
3
16894
19304
18258
2:45
3:08
2:56
88
91
90
11
15
12.7
1
LA Angels
3
37530
42788
40657
2:54
3:26
3:08
76
80
78.3
6
8
7.3
2
LA Dodgers
6
42402
53528
46485
2:48
4:10
3:19
74
81
77.3
3
6
5.3
Miami
6
6587
26275
14466
2:48
4:14
3:16
75
77
75.8
0
0
0
Milwaukee
6
27590
40622
33840
2:38
5:36
3:25
73
82
77.2
0
11
5.8
Minnesota
5
22568
28772
24452
2:58
3:24
3:09
66
78
74.6
5
13
9.8
NY Mets
7
23192
29868
25768
2:24
4:20
2:59
73
82
78
6
13
10.4
Oakland
3
9341
13139
11353
2:26
3:03
2:45
62
68
64.7
8
14
11
Pittsburgh
3
13280
16445
14658
2:36
3:10
2:47
66
78
73
8
12
9.7
San Francisco
3
39260
40287
39797
2:35
3:48
3:10
60
66
63.3
8
12
10
Seattle
3
25415
31062
27850
2:56
3:13
3:04
74
80
78
0
2
1
1
Tampa Bay
7
8686
25695
15154
2:49
3:10
2:57
72
72
72
0
0
0
Toronto
6
25031
40595
29852
2:34
3:17
2:48
68
77
72.8
0
19
7.8
Washington
3
24080
31855
28470
2:41
3:45
3:14
76
82
79.7
4
9
6.7

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
7
6587
16445
11278
2:36
3:16
2:54
66
78
74.7
0
12
4.1
Baltimore
3
25031
40595
30494
2:34
2:39
2:36
68
75
71.7
0
19
11
Boston
3
19723
25695
22955
2:53
3:10
3:02
72
72
72
0
0
0
Chi Cubs
2
26638
28286
27462
2:45
3:26
3:05
74
76
75
7
18
12.5
Chi White Sox
5
22247
34036
25818
2:41
3:28
3:04
75
80
77.2
4
13
8.8
Cincinnati
7
27590
41205
35792
2:27
3:26
2:55
68
93
78.3
0
11
6.9
Cleveland
7
16894
37396
29105
2:45
3:24
2:59
70
91
80.3
7
15
11.7
Houston
6
25415
42788
34254
2:54
3:26
3:06
74
80
78.2
0
8
4.2
Kansas City
4
8686
10036
9303
2:49
3:03
2:53
72
72
72
0
0
0
LA Angels
2
23584
30420
27002
2:54
3:05
2:59
79
81
80
0
0
0
Minnesota
2
15160
23133
19147
3:06
3:16
3:11
74
76
75
10
14
12
NY Yankees
5
25547
32445
27531
2:50
4:14
3:24
75
80
77.8
0
5
2.6
Oakland
4
22568
28772
24707
2:58
3:12
3:06
66
78
74
5
13
9.8
Philadelphia
6
24080
33127
28840
2:41
3:45
3:06
68
82
76.8
0
9
5.7
Pittsburgh
3
32694
40622
37641
2:59
5:36
3:52
73
82
78.7
0
8
4.3
San Diego
6
27862
53528
38632
2:34
3:26
2:56
62
84
75.8
1
11
5.5
San Francisco
4
24811
28157
25888
2:24
4:20
3:01
73
82
76.5
6
13
10.3
Seattle
3
34968
43867
38670
2:47
4:11
3:15
77
80
78.3
0
0
0
St. Louis
6
41235
48247
44528
2:48
4:10
3:19
77
90
82.5
2
6
4.3
Texas
6
9341
40287
25575
2:26
3:48
2:58
60
68
64
8
14
10.5
Washington
3
23192
29868
25608
2:35
3:25
2:57
79
82
80
10
11
10.7