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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona62577431243283852:495:023:35699684.5496.2
Atlanta62194334202265612:223:422:58667771.55107.5
Baltimore71843435619280192:233:452:59568373.712010
Boston63357736779354993:063:453:24568369.252012.2
Chi Cubs73287440784369722:253:443:08597063.9295.6
Chi White Sox71704032717245932:453:473:07477058.35149.2
Cincinnati51254942630226262:173:362:53708074.2285.2
Cleveland71592025598198642:443:473:095776682127.4
Colorado73021748089394122:513:403:06518467375
Detroit62131645520332743:073:363:19546660.70104.5
Houston71843428440240172:233:122:47667871.70164.1
Kansas City61254923324173202:403:162:57578071.82127.3
LA Angels62905243762361742:403:173:00688072.2486.5
LA Dodgers62577441768345342:473:333:176096805148.51
Miami62242843928294852:104:143:066388724127.8
Milwaukee63650845520412243:073:493:23648170.4083.4
Minnesota72024532717255432:453:363:10475852.381410.1
NY Mets62194343928282152:104:142:59637770.27129
NY Yankees71095336779225452:493:523:20607269.40103.32
Oakland61279143762264512:403:573:13608068.7083.8
Philadelphia72430636448316542:433:423:05647470.4375.2
Pittsburgh71968942630323872:173:423:06637969.9274.7
San Diego62802436063324762:415:023:26567965.44138.7
San Francisco63542841768386252:413:383:08566860.871411
Seattle71279131780193332:143:573:03606765020.9
St. Louis63650840784391182:253:493:18598167.7296.42
Tampa Bay71095313832124362:383:523:11727272000
Texas71579936308276682:143:472:52657268083.1
Toronto61206128440188882:273:393:00667269.70162.7
Washington62242848089368832:453:403:06518869.34106.4

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona32577431149276633:143:333:23959695.3576
Baltimore41843426020231232:232:582:43717875173.3
Boston63357736779354993:063:453:24568369.252012.2
Chi Cubs73287440784369722:253:443:08597063.9295.6
Chi White Sox31704025598202852:533:473:16657067.3597.3
Cincinnati51254942630226262:173:362:53708074.2285.2
Colorado73021748089394122:513:403:06518467375
Kansas City41592023324195492:443:163:03577668.52127.5
LA Angels62905243762361742:403:173:00688072.2486.5
Milwaukee34184845520440463:073:243:15646665000
Minnesota72024532717255432:453:363:10475852.381410.1
NY Mets62194343928282152:104:142:59637770.27129
Philadelphia32430634202297982:433:423:07667470.3576
San Diego32802431243291072:495:023:46697973.7496.3
San Francisco63542841768386252:413:383:08566860.871411
Seattle71279131780193332:143:573:03606765020.9
St. Louis33650840644384013:163:493:31688175.7586.72
Tampa Bay71095313832124362:383:523:11727272000
Toronto32282828440249102:273:122:53666867.30165.3
Washington32242828680258642:453:123:02638876.34106.7

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona32802431243291072:495:023:46697973.7496.3
Atlanta62194334202265612:223:422:58667771.55107.5
Baltimore33357735619345473:063:453:20568372.3142016.7
Chi White Sox42024532717278242:453:203:00475149.381411
Cleveland71592025598198642:443:473:095776682127.4
Detroit62131645520332743:073:363:19546660.70104.5
Houston71843428440240172:233:122:47667871.70164.1
Kansas City21254913172128612:402:482:44708075687
LA Dodgers62577441768345342:473:333:176096805148.51
Miami62242843928294852:104:143:066388724127.8
Milwaukee33650840644384013:163:493:31688175.7586.7
NY Yankees71095336779225452:493:523:20607269.40103.32
Oakland61279143762264512:403:573:13608068.7083.8
Philadelphia43021736448330462:513:213:03647470.5354.3
Pittsburgh71968942630323872:173:423:06637969.9274.7
San Diego33542836063358452:413:383:0556585781311
St. Louis33927540784398342:253:443:05596059.7296
Texas71579936308276682:143:472:52657268083.1
Toronto31206113313128652:383:393:07727272000
Washington34778148089479012:513:403:11518462.3576
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