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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona52358443867340032:474:113:09778179000
Atlanta7658716445112782:363:162:54667874.70124.1
Baltimore62503140595295522:343:292:52688075.50197.7
Boston71972337396311182:473:243:02708072.50145.5
Chi Cubs62663841205358922:273:262:56689377.75189.5
Chi White Sox71516034036239122:413:283:06748076.141410.4
Cincinnati72759041205357922:273:262:55689378.30116.9
Cleveland71689437396291052:453:242:59709180.371511.7
Colorado62786247785366752:343:312:566290811114.5
Detroit62224734036267642:413:283:01748076.54189.8
Houston62541542788342542:543:263:06748078.2084.2
Kansas City7868619304131412:453:082:547291810156.41
LA Angels52358442788351952:543:263:04768179.2083.72
LA Dodgers64240253528464852:484:103:19748177.3365.3
Miami6658726275144662:484:143:16757775.8000
Milwaukee62759040622338402:385:363:25738277.20115.8
Minnesota71516028772229362:583:243:10667874.851410.9
NY Mets72319229868257682:244:202:5973827861310.4
NY Yankees52554732445275312:504:143:24758077.8052.6
Oakland7934128772189842:263:122:57627869.451410.4
Philadelphia62408033127288402:413:453:06688276.8095.7
Pittsburgh61328040622261502:365:363:19668275.90127
San Diego62786253528386322:343:262:56628475.81115.5
San Francisco72481140287318492:244:203:05608269.961310.2
Seattle62541543867332602:474:113:10748078.2020.51
St. Louis64123548247445282:484:103:19779082.5264.3
Tampa Bay7868625695151542:493:102:57727272000
Texas6934140287255752:263:482:5860686481410.5
Toronto62503140595298522:343:172:48687772.80197.8
Washington62319231855270392:353:453:05768279.94118.7

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona52358443867340032:474:113:09778179000
Baltimore32623632445286102:503:293:08788079.3454.3
Boston43710737396372412:473:243:0270807371411
Chi Cubs43776041205401072:273:262:52689380.3596.5
Chi White Sox21516023133191473:063:163:11747675101412
Colorado62786247785366752:343:312:566290811114.5
Detroit62224734036267642:413:283:01748076.54189.8
Kansas City31689419304182582:453:082:56889190111512.71
LA Angels33753042788406572:543:263:08768078.3687.32
LA Dodgers64240253528464852:484:103:19748177.3365.3
Miami6658726275144662:484:143:16757775.8000
Milwaukee62759040622338402:385:363:25738277.20115.8
Minnesota52256828772244522:583:243:09667874.65139.8
NY Mets72319229868257682:244:202:5973827861310.4
Oakland3934113139113532:263:032:45626864.781411
Pittsburgh31328016445146582:363:102:476678738129.7
San Francisco33926040287397972:353:483:10606663.381210
Seattle32541531062278502:563:133:047480780211
Tampa Bay7868625695151542:493:102:57727272000
Toronto62503140595298522:343:172:48687772.80197.8
Washington32408031855284702:413:453:14768279.7496.7

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta7658716445112782:363:162:54667874.70124.1
Baltimore32503140595304942:342:392:36687571.701911
Boston31972325695229552:533:103:02727272000
Chi Cubs22663828286274622:453:263:0574767571812.5
Chi White Sox52224734036258182:413:283:04758077.24138.8
Cincinnati72759041205357922:273:262:55689378.30116.9
Cleveland71689437396291052:453:242:59709180.371511.7
Houston62541542788342542:543:263:06748078.2084.2
Kansas City486861003693032:493:032:53727272000
LA Angels22358430420270022:543:052:59798180000
Minnesota21516023133191473:063:163:11747675101412
NY Yankees52554732445275312:504:143:24758077.8052.6
Oakland42256828772247072:583:123:066678745139.8
Philadelphia62408033127288402:413:453:06688276.8095.7
Pittsburgh33269440622376412:595:363:52738278.7084.3
San Diego62786253528386322:343:262:56628475.81115.5
San Francisco42481128157258882:244:203:01738276.561310.3
Seattle33496843867386702:474:113:15778078.3000
St. Louis64123548247445282:484:103:19779082.5264.3
Texas6934140287255752:263:482:5860686481410.5
Washington32319229868256082:353:252:57798280101110.7

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