MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/17: Playoffs in Sight


Editor note: Apologies about the delays and the short version of BtBS for this week. We’ll be back at full force next week

With the ejection race seemingly settled, as well as a lot of playoff races, there weren’t much surprises this week in MLB.

 

Unsurprisingly, the hapless Orioles had trouble drawing fans for a few games against playoff-bound Oakland, with only 9,141 in attendance, less than a couple of AAA playoff games taking place this week.

They were joined by a few other teams:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Baltimore (outdrawn by 2 AAA games), Tampa and Cincinnati (outdrawn by 1 AAA game)

 

Seven teams drew below the 20,000 mark while only 40,000 drew above the mark.

Game times inched up to the 3:06 mark last week with only Arizona not playing a game shorter than 3:00. A pair of 2:20 games led the way in getting the fans in and out in chilly San Francisco and sterile Tampa.

 

Temps continued their descent into the fall, with only four teams playing games above 90 degrees. Meanwhile, 14 played in games below 70 degrees.

 

Now, 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: Baltimore (vs Oakland), Tuesday, September 11th. 9,141

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs Toronto), Friday, September 14th. 40,138

Highest attendance last week: St. Louis (vs LA Dodgers), Friday, September 14th. 46,036

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Tampa Bay (vs Oakland), Saturday, September 15th. 15,154

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Philadelphia (vs Washington), Tuesday, September 11th. 4:16 (7-6 Washington)

Shortest game last week: San Francisco (vs Colorado), Friday, September 14th. 2:20 (2-0 San Francisco) AND  Tampa Bay (vs Cleveland), Wednesday, September 12th. 2:20 (3-1 Tampa Bay)

Longest average game for the week: Washington, 3:36 average over 7 games.

Quickest average game for the week: San Francisco, 2:38 average over 6 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Colorado (vs Arizona), 91 degrees, Wednesday, September 12th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs Colorado), 60 degrees, Friday, September 14th, and Saturday, September 15th.

Warmest average for the week: Minnesota, 83.7 degrees over 7 games.

Coldest average for the week: San Francisco, 64.2 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Minnesota vs NY Yankees, 20 mph, Tuesday, September 11th.

Windiest week: San Francisco, 13.8 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 11 (162 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 6, NL 5. (Season total: AL 75, NL 87)

 

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
Arizona72511438345326073:043:363:13739181.6073.3
Atlanta63340339268363602:313:543:08629075.471611.9
Baltimore6914123266153282:393:353:01738377.5293.5
Boston63474737117361012:413:112:57678471.2697.3
Chi Cubs73017341314378392:393:463:04677975.54118.7
Chi White Sox61761323266189832:513:533:15757976.3295.8
Cincinnati61216141314269562:393:232:55647973375.5
Cleveland61059926952187212:203:382:57728375.90114.5
Colorado72511438824328462:203:142:54609175.24179.4
Detroit61943226952233592:333:293:03638374.26118
Houston61943238345291612:423:363:13637370.9093.5
Kansas City71761320286185982:513:533:13758981.9086.1
LA Angels73289142292358212:453:223:03728478.9697.4
LA Dodgers71216146036314982:403:323:13648879364.3
Miami72042330040233862:303:042:45738475.74107.4
Milwaukee63218040234374572:543:283:09677772.54106.5
Minnesota71838924134204242:463:393:12768983.30209.72
NY Mets72042337117279242:303:112:47678474.2497.41
NY Yankees62034343130318452:463:543:1373848072012
Oakland6914115154118732:393:192:56728375.2041.31
Philadelphia61963030040232592:484:163:14748476.83105.8
Pittsburgh63218039606365632:553:283:07747775.72105.52
San Diego51383328833209632:423:153:00648171.31114.51
San Francisco63528538824373782:203:022:38606964.271713.8
Seattle61383342292303452:493:223:06648473.7184
St. Louis73356646036411562:553:323:14748881.7264.1
Tampa Bay61059915154123132:203:383:007272720001
Texas62224233756289152:423:152:58728175.85118
Toronto63474743130385632:413:543:05688473.86138.72
Washington71963039268297862:564:163:36749079.13118.91

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta33340339268362403:153:543:36779084.77119
Baltimore6914123266153282:393:353:01738377.5293.5
Boston63474737117361012:413:112:57678471.2697.3
Chi Cubs63646841314391172:393:192:57677973486.3
Cincinnati31216115633142532:403:233:04647469354
Cleveland32486226952261152:333:213:00768379.77119
Colorado42511431783287743:043:143:08869188475.8
Detroit31943222666206032:423:293:06637268.7697
Houston33692438345377193:093:363:20737373000
Kansas City71761320286185982:513:533:13758981.9086.1
LA Angels73289142292358212:453:223:03728478.9697.4
Milwaukee33218039482363402:573:283:097477766107.3
Minnesota32034324134220142:463:393:09768380.3102014
NY Mets42042322640213042:302:472:37737574497.51
NY Yankees34013843130416752:503:543:17738479.771310
Philadelphia61963030040232592:484:163:14748476.83105.8
San Diego32224228833246052:423:153:0275817851181
San Francisco63528538824373782:203:022:38606964.271713.8
Seattle21383317164154992:493:072:58646564.5111
St. Louis73356646036411562:553:323:14748881.7264.1
Tampa Bay61059915154123132:203:383:007272720001
Washington13017330173301733:463:463:46787878111111

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona72511438345326073:043:363:13739181.6073.31
Atlanta33528538156364792:312:592:41626966131614.7
Chi Cubs13017330173301733:463:463:46787878111111
Chi White Sox61761323266189832:513:533:15757976.3295.8
Cincinnati33646841314396592:392:582:46747977777
Cleveland31059912724113262:203:382:54727272000
Colorado33780038824382762:203:022:36606762.371713
Detroit32486226952261152:333:213:00768379.77119
Houston31943222666206032:423:293:06637268.7697
LA Dodgers71216146036314982:403:323:13648879364.3
Miami72042330040233862:303:042:45738475.74107.4
Milwaukee33701740234385742:543:193:09677269485.7
Minnesota41838920286192313:043:243:13808986.3085.32
NY Mets33652637117367512:553:113:01678474.3697.3
NY Yankees32034324134220142:463:393:09768380.3102014
Oakland6914115154118732:393:192:56728375.2041.31
Pittsburgh63218039606365632:553:283:07747775.72105.52
San Diego21383317164154992:493:072:58646564.5111
Seattle43332842292377682:553:223:10818482.8687
Texas62224233756289152:423:152:58728175.85118
Toronto63474743130385632:413:543:05688473.86138.72
Washington61963039268297222:564:163:34749080.23116.71