MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/7: Season Premiere


The 2019 MLB season has begun! Which is great news1! For those of us new to Below the Box Score, we look at some of the stuff that you might not see compiled in other places, mainly MLB attendance, weather, time of game, and ejections. Let’s get into it

With only a few days of minor league games happening, it was hard to be outdrawn by minor league teams, but 12 of the 30 MLB clubs somehow managed it:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (35 AAA games), Cincinnati (26), Pittsburgh (21), Kansas City (11), Cleveland and Toronto (9), Tampa Bay and Oakland (8), Seattle and Minnesota (5), Texas and San Diego (3).

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (10 games), Cincinnati (6), Pittsburgh (4).

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (2 A-Advanced plus 9 A games), Cincinnati (1 A game).

The NL picked up where it left off in the ejections race, having won their first ejection crown last year. The Senior Circuit took a 6-2 early lead, on the back of two Cardinals ejections a few days apart.

Time of game stayed at about 3:05, similar to previous years. Everyone but the Cubs has played a game shorter than 3 hours so far, which is the longest streak to start a season that I can find, which leads me to believe it’s the longest that has ever happened.

In the weather department, the Tigers and the Yankees played in 27 MPH winds on Wednesday. Despite winds blowing out to center, the game ended 2-1.

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 NY Mets), Tuesday, April 2nd. 5,934

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Colorado (vs LA Dodgers), Saturday, April 6th. 47,880

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Arizona), Thursday, March 28th. 53,086

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Oakland (vs LA Angels), Sunday, March 31st. 23,265

Game time:

Longest game last week: LA Dodgers (vs Arizona), Friday, March 29th. 6:05 (5-4 Arizona)

Shortest game last week: Tampa Bay (vs Houston), Sunday, March 31st. 2:12 (3-1 Tampa Bay)

Longest average game for the week: Chi Cubs, 3:32 average over 8 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Houston, 2:44 average over 9 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: TIE – LA Dodgers (vs Arizona), 82 degrees, Sunday, March 31st and Miami (vs NY Mets), 82 degrees, Tuesday, April 2nd.

Coldest game last week: Minnesota (vs Cleveland), 34 degrees — Twice: Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st.

Warmest average for the week: Miami, 74.0 degrees over 10 games.

Coldest average for the week: Cleveland, 47.2 degrees over 9 games.

Windiest game last week: NY Yankees vs Detroit, 27 mph, Wednesday, April 3rd.

Windiest week: NY Yankees, 12.3 MPH over 9 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 8 (8 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 2, NL 6. (Season total: AL 2, NL 6)

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
Arizona91868353086371852:496:053:31638273.80831
Atlanta82921844597385552:353:323:14527664.84179.51
Baltimore81046046928291552:423:483:124768630186
Boston101241748338281672:423:393:14548162.90135.4
Chi Cubs83381548538403043:073:543:32517362.40197.6
Chi White Sox71068934519238712:573:363:13375546.33218.3
Cincinnati8779944049163802:253:312:57357054.93156.71
Cleveland81037539519196622:183:202:53345843.352111.7
Colorado9650348404195882:323:523:05637569.20154.8
Detroit91609845048296082:253:172:44396855.70277.2
Houston91305943165231612:123:232:44607671.70134.22
Kansas City71002442641204612:453:323:083862504188.5
LA Angels91356742027252762:163:492:54576863.51168.1
LA Dodgers94047753086467342:496:053:30618267.71105.5
Miami9593435618146532:323:233:007082730156.4
Milwaukee9779945304284792:333:543:13476659082.5
Minnesota71002444693233882:183:323:02346246.941710.1
NY Mets8593444424248692:443:503:15528261.90169.4
NY Yankees82750446928370412:373:483:11456658.942710.4
Oakland101241743165216682:183:212:50567667.50167.9
Philadelphia72305044693374512:503:533:21437655.941711.2
Pittsburgh7852344049229852:254:503:15357052.431510.2
San Diego91868346615344932:183:373:015781657138.81
San Francisco93182851170406882:183:102:54578163.53139.2
Seattle81356745601293702:163:393:18446655163.4
St. Louis82395446615374442:364:503:23376759.90145.52
Tampa Bay91086041067198172:123:192:47577265.50115
Texas91790748538338532:393:493:165173634199.8
Toronto101037545048180322:253:202:51426859.50134.4
Washington72305044424340012:443:533:23456956.531610.4

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona23596948338421543:193:233:21768178.5000
Atlanta52921841912355922:353:323:12587267.64106
Baltimore22750444182358433:273:423:34666666465
Chi White Sox23128632723320053:313:363:33445449364.5
Cincinnati5779944049188442:333:313:043570543158.61
Cleveland51037534519173792:423:203:02375847.652110.6
Colorado24788048404481423:193:523:356369662106
Detroit22211142641323762:452:472:46396250.54107
Houston23448743165388262:473:032:55737674.5084
Kansas City51002431675156952:573:323:17386049.441810
LA Angels33174742027382882:523:493:21616864687.3
LA Dodgers74047753086463322:496:053:29618269.3174.9
Miami759342542395772:323:233:01708274.40156.7
Milwaukee63015745304374792:363:543:18606663000
Minnesota31527139519234682:183:002:3934493971712.7
NY Mets23515644424397903:133:193:16525955.551510
NY Yankees63201846928374402:373:483:03456451.7122715.7
Oakland81241723265173792:183:212:49566860.581611.8
Philadelphia52802144693406382:503:313:13437658.241710.4
Pittsburgh5852337336196222:254:503:19376552.23146.4
San Diego71868344655313332:183:212:58628167.97139.61
San Francisco23182841067364482:513:062:5857615991110
Seattle61356745601284922:163:393:13546661152.2
St. Louis24449246615455542:543:373:155767627981
Tampa Bay71086025025150652:123:192:44727272000
Texas61790748538316362:393:473:1351736241912.2
Toronto71046045048198052:253:172:46686868000
Washington52305042263316862:443:533:26456957.431610.8

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona71868353086357652:496:053:34638269.11861
Atlanta34141044597434923:043:273:16527662517131
Baltimore61046046928269262:423:483:054768600187
Boston101241748338281672:423:393:14548162.90135.4
Chi Cubs83381548538403043:073:543:32517362.40197.6
Chi White Sox51068934519206172:573:163:05375543.642112
Cincinnati3852315798122732:253:112:45486555.7364.7
Cleveland31527139519234682:183:002:3934493971712.7
Colorado7650325423114302:323:192:56707572.40153.6
Detroit71609845048288172:253:172:44456860.90277.4
Houston71305925025186852:123:232:41607268.90134.32
Kansas City22211142641323762:452:472:46396250.54107
LA Angels61356723265187702:163:202:415768631168.8
LA Dodgers24788048404481423:193:523:356369662106
Miami22921835618324182:353:162:55717271.5666
Milwaukee3779913439104782:333:313:03476155385
Minnesota41002444693233282:503:323:20436254.84137.5
NY Mets6593442263198952:443:503:14558268.30168.7
NY Yankees22750444182358433:273:423:34666666465
Oakland23448743165388262:473:032:55737674.5084
Philadelphia22305035920294853:303:533:41456253.581612
Pittsburgh21873744049313932:543:153:04357052.5131514
San Diego24449246615455542:543:373:15576762798
San Francisco73376951170419002:183:102:526181683138.4
Seattle23128632723320053:313:363:33445449364.5
St. Louis62395445304347412:364:503:26376657.701431
Tampa Bay23182841067364482:513:062:5857615991110
Texas33174742027382882:523:493:21616864687.3
Toronto31037518429138952:423:203:024258515138.7
Washington23515644424397903:133:193:16525955.551510
  1. unless you’re an Orioles fan like me