MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/24: Season Draw Down


With only a handful of days remaining in the season, and the AL Playoff picture already set, interest continues to wane in the also-rans. Eight teams managed crowds below 20,000 last week, including the AL Central leading Indians. Four averaged below the mark, with the Orioles averaging below 10,000 on the full week.  Only four teams managed to draw over 40,000 with only the Astros not averaging above that level.

With the AAA playoffs being the only minor league baseball being played, it was hard to get outdrawn by a lot of MiLB, but four teams did:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Baltimore, Miami (outdrawn by 6 AAA games), Pittsburgh (outdrawn by 2 AAA games), Oakland (outdrawn by 1 AAA game)

 

Ejections cooled off with only five on the week, so assuming there are no surprises in the next seven days, the National League will win its first ejection title since AMSTS has kept track of such a thing.  Congratulations, Senior Circuit!

 

Time of game inched up to 3:05 with all but three playing a game shorter than three hours in length, while only the Reds didn’t inch over the three hour game mark once on the season.  This puts the average length of game at right around the 3:07 mark on the full season, a slight increase year-over-year, despite efforts to shorten games by Commissioner Manfred.

 

The dome opened back up in Phoenix after a long summer’s nap.  The Rockies and D-backs were one of two games over 90 degrees, the other taking place in Texas at a chilly 91 degrees.  On the cold end, six teams have played below the 60 degree mark as the first week of fall moves in.

 

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: Miami (vs Washington), Tuesday, September 18th. 7,726

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Colorado), Monday, September 17th. 45,970

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs San Diego), Saturday, September 22nd. 53,536

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Baltimore (vs Toronto), Wednesday, September 19th. 11,337

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Cleveland (vs Chi White Sox), Thursday, September 20th. 4:23 (5-4 Chi White Sox)

Shortest game last week: Baltimore (vs Toronto), Monday, September 17th. 2:16 (5-0 Toronto)

Longest average game for the week: Boston, 3:34 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Cincinnati, 2:37 average over 7 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Arizona (vs Colorado), 95 degrees, Friday, September 21st.

Coldest game last week: Oakland (vs LA Angels), 58 degrees, Tuesday, September 18th.

Warmest average for the week: Atlanta, 84.4 degrees over 7 games.

Coldest average for the week: Oakland, 67.0 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Detroit vs Kansas City, 21 mph, Friday, September 21st.

Windiest week: Chi Cubs, 12.0 MPH over 3 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 5 (167 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 2, NL 3. (Season total: AL 77, NL 90)

 

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
Arizona62571535094287652:203:152:54759580.2040.7
Atlanta72308335616291792:383:383:10838684.4364.7
Baltimore6819843606253882:163:533:046484752157.2
Boston52789247351384663:134:023:34627871.8597.2
Chi Cubs62571539724321122:203:333:03618072.50196
Chi White Sox61826339724283662:254:233:21618271.93199.52
Cincinnati7986333443204922:222:542:37728577.7091.3
Cleveland51826335095239972:254:233:286282743127.6
Colorado62883350141397942:543:153:06729577.5042.3
Detroit71900424815213382:423:122:53618273.45218.7
Houston63122943247391892:474:043:09737373000
Kansas City71031624815180402:223:292:55618072.75218.3
LA Angels61503143247289532:234:043:165879710124.7
LA Dodgers64597053536503152:513:573:14727974.5264
Miami6772613595106092:223:172:46778078000
Milwaukee61924333443264822:393:222:57598573.30155.41
Minnesota61900436731263472:473:213:01608271.56128.5
NY Mets71889539372285132:324:163:21648375.64137.71
NY Yankees63869547351421733:134:023:33647871.25158.8
Oakland61503136731247862:233:423:0858796741210
Philadelphia71889535616273462:383:253:05758581.2485.9
Pittsburgh61031623070163152:223:293:04598372.83156.5
San Diego62365353536396862:413:573:09727974.54138
San Francisco62365346596367062:413:223:05627771.571510.8
Seattle62942043144336562:173:072:50697872.80124.3
St. Louis62308346596351583:023:383:17628677.73157.5
Tampa Bay71947827648232532:413:202:56599176.90197.9
Texas62184031269270632:173:072:50699181.37128.2
Toronto7819827648172672:163:202:47598473.90195.5
Washington6772639372260022:324:163:25647975.80134.21

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona62571535094287652:203:152:54759580.2040.7
Atlanta72308335616291792:383:383:10838684.4364.7
Baltimore381981133795442:162:472:32768480.7243
Chi White Sox33402739724377333:083:333:22617467719122
Cleveland51826335095239972:254:233:286282743127.6
Detroit71900424815213382:423:122:53618273.45218.7
Houston63122943247391892:474:043:09737373000
LA Dodgers64597053536503152:513:573:14727974.5264
Miami6772613595106092:223:172:46778078000
Milwaukee33036633443319852:392:542:44728577.3093
NY Yankees63869547351421733:134:023:33647871.25158.8
Oakland61503136731247862:233:423:0858796741210
Philadelphia31889521767199163:023:223:10758378.3687
Pittsburgh61031623070163152:223:293:04598372.83156.5
San Diego32365331933272902:413:202:58727472.7101311.3
St. Louis34587846596461223:023:223:12627770.371510.3
Texas62184031269270632:173:072:50699181.37128.2
Toronto41947827648230592:413:202:595978670198
Washington42835839372349612:324:163:29647973.54138.31

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Baltimore33990343606412313:193:533:35647369.391511.3
Boston52789247351384663:134:023:34627871.8597.2
Chi Cubs62571539724321122:203:333:03618072.50196
Chi White Sox31826319457189992:254:233:20708276.73127
Cincinnati7986333443204922:222:542:37728577.7091.3
Colorado62883350141397942:543:153:06729577.5042.3
Kansas City71031624815180402:223:292:55618072.75218.3
LA Angels61503143247289532:234:043:165879710124.7
Milwaukee31924323070209793:013:223:09598369.33157.7
Minnesota61900436731263472:473:213:01608271.56128.51
NY Mets71889539372285132:324:163:21648375.64137.71
Philadelphia42747435616329192:383:253:02838584464.8
San Diego35025053536520812:513:573:19747976.3464.7
San Francisco62365346596367062:413:223:05627771.571510.8
Seattle62942043144336562:173:072:50697872.80124.3
St. Louis32308325195241943:093:383:21848685364.7
Tampa Bay71947827648232532:413:202:56599176.90197.9
Toronto381981133795442:162:472:32768480.7243
Washington27726844080833:143:173:15787878000

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