MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 10/1: Season Finale

The regular season has come to an end, and with it goes Below the Box Score.   We’ll have a full season recap for you soon, but first, a look at the last week of the regular season (ignoring both Game 163s here, which will surely be sellouts, right?).

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

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay, Cincinnati, Seattle, Kansas City, Chicago White Sox (outdrawn by 2 AAA games), Baltimore, and Minnesota (outdrawn by 1 AAA game)

 

Six teams that had been eliminated from the playoff race drew crowds below 20,000 at least once last week, while eight teams had a game over 40,000. Cincinnati managed to be on both lists!  Only the Brewers managed to average above the 40k mark on the week.

 

Ejections cooled off with only five on the week, meaning the lead was insurmountable.  For the first time in years, the National League has defeated the American League in ejections, with a final total of 93 to the AL’s 79.

 

Time of game continued to rest over 3:06 last week, mostly on the back of some long extra innings affairs. The D-backs and Padres went over five hours in meaningless baseball1 while the Mets and Marlins tipped the scales at only 2:10, a benevolent act for their fans, surely.

 

Fall came back in full swing with the White Sox and Twins playing in a crisp 47 degrees on Saturday.  Arizona hosted the Dodgers in 96 degrees, confirming that Arizona does in fact have two seasons: Hot and Brutally Hot.

 

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: Tampa Bay (vs NY Yankees), Tuesday, September 25th. 10,953

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Milwaukee (vs Detroit), Sunday, September 30th. 41,848

Highest attendance last week: Colorado (vs Washington), Friday, September 28th. 48,089

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Tampa Bay (vs NY Yankees), Monday, September 24th. 13,832

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: San Diego (vs Arizona), Friday, September 28th. 5:02 (3-2 San Diego)

Shortest game last week: NY Mets (vs Miami), Sunday, September 30th. 2:10 (1-0 NY Mets)

Longest average game for the week: Arizona, 3:35 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Houston, 2:47 average over 7 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Arizona (vs LA Dodgers), 96 degrees, Monday, September 24th.

Coldest game last week: Minnesota (vs Chi White Sox), 47 degrees, Saturday, September 29th.

Warmest average for the week: Arizona, 84.5 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Minnesota, 52.3 degrees over 7 games.

Windiest game last week: Boston vs Baltimore, 20 mph, Wednesday, September 26th.

Windiest week: Toronto, 16.0 MPH over 1 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 5 (172 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 2, NL 3. (Season total: AL 79, NL 93)

 

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
6
25774
31243
28385
2:49
5:02
3:35
69
96
84.5
4
9
6.2
Atlanta
6
21943
34202
26561
2:22
3:42
2:58
66
77
71.5
5
10
7.5
Baltimore
7
18434
35619
28019
2:23
3:45
2:59
56
83
73.7
1
20
10
Boston
6
33577
36779
35499
3:06
3:45
3:24
56
83
69.2
5
20
12.2
Chi Cubs
7
32874
40784
36972
2:25
3:44
3:08
59
70
63.9
2
9
5.6
Chi White Sox
7
17040
32717
24593
2:45
3:47
3:07
47
70
58.3
5
14
9.2
Cincinnati
5
12549
42630
22626
2:17
3:36
2:53
70
80
74.2
2
8
5.2
Cleveland
7
15920
25598
19864
2:44
3:47
3:09
57
76
68
2
12
7.4
Colorado
7
30217
48089
39412
2:51
3:40
3:06
51
84
67
3
7
5
Detroit
6
21316
45520
33274
3:07
3:36
3:19
54
66
60.7
0
10
4.5
Houston
7
18434
28440
24017
2:23
3:12
2:47
66
78
71.7
0
16
4.1
Kansas City
6
12549
23324
17320
2:40
3:16
2:57
57
80
71.8
2
12
7.3
LA Angels
6
29052
43762
36174
2:40
3:17
3:00
68
80
72.2
4
8
6.5
LA Dodgers
6
25774
41768
34534
2:47
3:33
3:17
60
96
80
5
14
8.5
1
Miami
6
22428
43928
29485
2:10
4:14
3:06
63
88
72
4
12
7.8
Milwaukee
6
36508
45520
41224
3:07
3:49
3:23
64
81
70.4
0
8
3.4
Minnesota
7
20245
32717
25543
2:45
3:36
3:10
47
58
52.3
8
14
10.1
NY Mets
6
21943
43928
28215
2:10
4:14
2:59
63
77
70.2
7
12
9
NY Yankees
7
10953
36779
22545
2:49
3:52
3:20
60
72
69.4
0
10
3.3
2
Oakland
6
12791
43762
26451
2:40
3:57
3:13
60
80
68.7
0
8
3.8
Philadelphia
7
24306
36448
31654
2:43
3:42
3:05
64
74
70.4
3
7
5.2
Pittsburgh
7
19689
42630
32387
2:17
3:42
3:06
63
79
69.9
2
7
4.7
San Diego
6
28024
36063
32476
2:41
5:02
3:26
56
79
65.4
4
13
8.7
San Francisco
6
35428
41768
38625
2:41
3:38
3:08
56
68
60.8
7
14
11
Seattle
7
12791
31780
19333
2:14
3:57
3:03
60
67
65
0
2
0.9
St. Louis
6
36508
40784
39118
2:25
3:49
3:18
59
81
67.7
2
9
6.4
2
Tampa Bay
7
10953
13832
12436
2:38
3:52
3:11
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
7
15799
36308
27668
2:14
3:47
2:52
65
72
68
0
8
3.1
Toronto
6
12061
28440
18888
2:27
3:39
3:00
66
72
69.7
0
16
2.7
Washington
6
22428
48089
36883
2:45
3:40
3:06
51
88
69.3
4
10
6.4

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
3
25774
31149
27663
3:14
3:33
3:23
95
96
95.3
5
7
6
Baltimore
4
18434
26020
23123
2:23
2:58
2:43
71
78
75
1
7
3.3
Boston
6
33577
36779
35499
3:06
3:45
3:24
56
83
69.2
5
20
12.2
Chi Cubs
7
32874
40784
36972
2:25
3:44
3:08
59
70
63.9
2
9
5.6
Chi White Sox
3
17040
25598
20285
2:53
3:47
3:16
65
70
67.3
5
9
7.3
Cincinnati
5
12549
42630
22626
2:17
3:36
2:53
70
80
74.2
2
8
5.2
Colorado
7
30217
48089
39412
2:51
3:40
3:06
51
84
67
3
7
5
Kansas City
4
15920
23324
19549
2:44
3:16
3:03
57
76
68.5
2
12
7.5
LA Angels
6
29052
43762
36174
2:40
3:17
3:00
68
80
72.2
4
8
6.5
Milwaukee
3
41848
45520
44046
3:07
3:24
3:15
64
66
65
0
0
0
Minnesota
7
20245
32717
25543
2:45
3:36
3:10
47
58
52.3
8
14
10.1
NY Mets
6
21943
43928
28215
2:10
4:14
2:59
63
77
70.2
7
12
9
Philadelphia
3
24306
34202
29798
2:43
3:42
3:07
66
74
70.3
5
7
6
San Diego
3
28024
31243
29107
2:49
5:02
3:46
69
79
73.7
4
9
6.3
San Francisco
6
35428
41768
38625
2:41
3:38
3:08
56
68
60.8
7
14
11
Seattle
7
12791
31780
19333
2:14
3:57
3:03
60
67
65
0
2
0.9
St. Louis
3
36508
40644
38401
3:16
3:49
3:31
68
81
75.7
5
8
6.7
2
Tampa Bay
7
10953
13832
12436
2:38
3:52
3:11
72
72
72
0
0
0
Toronto
3
22828
28440
24910
2:27
3:12
2:53
66
68
67.3
0
16
5.3
Washington
3
22428
28680
25864
2:45
3:12
3:02
63
88
76.3
4
10
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
Arizona
3
28024
31243
29107
2:49
5:02
3:46
69
79
73.7
4
9
6.3
Atlanta
6
21943
34202
26561
2:22
3:42
2:58
66
77
71.5
5
10
7.5
Baltimore
3
33577
35619
34547
3:06
3:45
3:20
56
83
72.3
14
20
16.7
Chi White Sox
4
20245
32717
27824
2:45
3:20
3:00
47
51
49.3
8
14
11
Cleveland
7
15920
25598
19864
2:44
3:47
3:09
57
76
68
2
12
7.4
Detroit
6
21316
45520
33274
3:07
3:36
3:19
54
66
60.7
0
10
4.5
Houston
7
18434
28440
24017
2:23
3:12
2:47
66
78
71.7
0
16
4.1
Kansas City
2
12549
13172
12861
2:40
2:48
2:44
70
80
75
6
8
7
LA Dodgers
6
25774
41768
34534
2:47
3:33
3:17
60
96
80
5
14
8.5
1
Miami
6
22428
43928
29485
2:10
4:14
3:06
63
88
72
4
12
7.8
Milwaukee
3
36508
40644
38401
3:16
3:49
3:31
68
81
75.7
5
8
6.7
NY Yankees
7
10953
36779
22545
2:49
3:52
3:20
60
72
69.4
0
10
3.3
2
Oakland
6
12791
43762
26451
2:40
3:57
3:13
60
80
68.7
0
8
3.8
Philadelphia
4
30217
36448
33046
2:51
3:21
3:03
64
74
70.5
3
5
4.3
Pittsburgh
7
19689
42630
32387
2:17
3:42
3:06
63
79
69.9
2
7
4.7
San Diego
3
35428
36063
35845
2:41
3:38
3:05
56
58
57
8
13
11
St. Louis
3
39275
40784
39834
2:25
3:44
3:05
59
60
59.7
2
9
6
Texas
7
15799
36308
27668
2:14
3:47
2:52
65
72
68
0
8
3.1
Toronto
3
12061
13313
12865
2:38
3:39
3:07
72
72
72
0
0
0
Washington
3
47781
48089
47901
2:51
3:40
3:11
51
84
62.3
5
7
6
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