MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/3: Ejection Comeback!


The American League took their time, waiting in the water all season, letting the National League think they’d win their first ejections title since AMSTS has been tracking the thing.  That is, until September rolled around.  The Junior Circuit finally got serious about winning the ejections race and pulled to within one ejection of the NL. With only a few more weeks left, it truly has come down to the wire, our first interesting ejections race in four years!

 

Attendance fell off, as it often does, for teams that are out of it. The only playoff contender to draw below 20,000 on the week were the Indians, who have all but wrapped up the pitiful AL Central. Meanwhile, four teams drew over 40,000 on the week with the Dodgers, Cardinals, and Yankees averaging on the full week above that mark.  The Marlins continue to have wretched attendance. The good news?  Minor league baseball ends soon so they will no longer be outdrawn by minor league games taking place in the same week!

Here’s your matrix of how teams did versus the minor leagues this week:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 33 AAA games), Oakland (outdrawn by 8 AAA games), Baltimore and Cincinnati (outdrawn by 5 AAA games), Kansas City (outdrawn by 1 AAA game)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami, Oakland, Baltimore, and Cincinnati (outdrawn by 1 AA game)

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  None

 

 

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.

 

Temps spiked back up across the league with 20 of the 30 teams playing a game at or above 90 degrees on the last week. Only three teams averaged below 70 degrees: San Francisco, Arizona (who played a series in SF) and Houston (who played only one game with the roof open). The poor Rangers once again played only in temps above 90 degrees, surely looking forward to the opening of Globe Life Stadium1 in Arlington with its retractable dome.

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 Toronto), Friday, August 31st. 8,871

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Arizona), Thursday, August 30th. 45,150

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Arizona), Saturday, September 1st. 52,394

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Toronto), Saturday, September 1st. 11,174

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Cincinnati (vs Milwaukee), Wednesday, August 29th. 4:16 (13-12 Milwaukee)

Shortest game last week: San Diego (vs Seattle), Tuesday, August 28th. 2:13 (2-1 San Diego)

Longest average game for the week: Milwaukee, 3:32 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Kansas City, 2:41 average over 5 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: NY Yankees (vs Chi White Sox), 96 degrees, Tuesday, August 28th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs Arizona), 58 degrees, Monday, August 27th.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 93.4 degrees over 5 games.

Coldest average for the week: San Francisco, 63.5 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Cleveland vs Minnesota, 20 mph, Tuesday, August 28th.

Windiest week: Miami, 14.0 MPH over 2 games.

 

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 7 (137 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 2. (Season total: AL 68, NL 69)

 

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
Arizona63562652394429622:323:353:01587769.32138
Atlanta62087637603312542:423:102:55808884.84106
Baltimore61176218463147082:393:222:56879389.72168.2
Boston51801536708289472:563:373:16689486.491412.5
Chi Cubs72255638935341512:413:413:12689079.23177.7
Chi White Sox61801541456322932:553:373:07689685.781511
Cincinnati61177746368288162:554:163:29759083.56139.9
Cleveland61919431816239712:183:133:00739081.222010.3
Colorado52005635779310462:423:373:08737674.8698
Detroit61688843721331232:243:413:04718979.56107.81
Houston63037143171361503:163:273:197373730001
Kansas City51535818463166392:242:562:4171908471610.4
LA Angels53037141622356362:593:373:18737674.5083.5
LA Dodgers52918152394410732:493:353:11769585.92167.9
Miami5887136708205992:373:293:03739484.20147
Milwaukee61177733032221683:064:163:32759082.7296.3
Minnesota61919432175230402:523:423:10739485.722011.32
NY Mets53338639692375812:233:413:05649073.83179.2
NY Yankees73719543721410172:553:413:11739685.36159.11
Oakland61084443171283892:403:333:11637369.90155.5
Philadelphia62108336517261642:413:383:20749284.74118.3
Pittsburgh63344838561358502:443:122:547590843136.8
San Diego52005635779260302:133:362:54738175.48119.6
San Francisco53562639692380552:233:032:43586863.681311.8
Seattle51084428760213072:133:332:5563817171511
St. Louis63344846368402912:513:443:09759084.23139.2
Tampa Bay52087631816252162:183:132:59768883.44117.6
Texas52280832175275422:493:423:10919593.491612
Toronto6887115436114492:373:222:58739383.2072.2
Washington62108333032265763:113:443:26819288.221072

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta62087637603312542:423:102:55808884.84106
Baltimore31176215436130112:493:223:04889391274.3
Boston23662836708366683:103:293:19929493141414
Chi Cubs33338638935364463:103:413:226890793178.3
Chi White Sox31801530745238002:563:373:15688779.791411
Cincinnati31177713403128073:064:163:38759080.3698
Cleveland61919431816239712:183:133:00739081.222010.3
Houston63037143171361503:163:273:197373730001
Kansas City51535818463166392:242:562:4171908471610.4
LA Angels23520735305352562:593:373:18767676687
LA Dodgers34515052394486872:593:353:16767776.7243.3
Miami388711117498872:373:112:53737775.3000
NY Yankees73719543721410172:553:413:11739685.36159.11
Oakland31084428760203672:403:333:02637166.771511
Philadelphia62108336517261642:413:383:20749284.74118.3
San Diego52005635779260302:133:362:54738175.48119.6
San Francisco53562639692380552:233:032:43586863.681311.8
St. Louis63344846368402912:513:443:09759084.23139.2
Texas52280832175275422:493:423:10919593.491612
Washington33067633032315283:113:443:25818885284.71

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona63562652394429622:323:353:01587769.32138
Baltimore31535818463164052:392:562:47879088.381612
Boston31801530745238002:563:373:15688779.791411
Chi Cubs42255637603324292:413:373:05748379.34117
Chi White Sox34001541456407862:553:033:00869691.781511
Cincinnati34236546368448252:553:443:20848886.7111311.7
Colorado52005635779310462:423:373:08737674.8698
Detroit61688843721331232:243:413:04718979.56107.81
LA Angels33037141622358893:163:203:18737373000
LA Dodgers22918130123296522:493:193:0495959591612.5
Miami23662836708366683:103:293:19929493141414
Milwaukee61177733032221683:064:163:32759082.7296.3
Minnesota61919432175230402:523:423:10739485.722011.32
NY Mets53338639692375812:233:413:05649073.83179.2
Oakland33292643171364113:163:273:21737373000
Pittsburgh63344838561358502:443:122:547590843136.8
Seattle51084428760213072:133:332:5563817171511
Tampa Bay52087631816252162:183:132:59768883.44117.6
Toronto6887115436114492:373:222:58739383.2072.2
Washington32108322525216233:133:383:26909291.38109.31
  1. Confusingly sharing a sponsor from their current stadium, which is in fact called Globe Life Park