MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/22: Long Summer Night Games



Time of game was above the 3:10 mark last week in one of the hottest weeks of the season so far, so it’s safe to say it wasn’t a great week to be a spectator, unless you were in San Francisco. The Twins, Cubs, Braves, and Dodgers did not play a game below three hours last week. Meanwhile, only seven teams didn’t see temperatures in the 90s as a heat wave blanketed the country. Ouch.

The Marlins hosted a series this week, which means that at least one MLB team was going to be outdrawn by a single-A team. Despite the hot temps, very few teams joined the Marlins in being outdrawn by minor league teams:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (34 AAA games), Kansas City (5 AAA games), Cleveland and Tampa Bay (1 AAA game each)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams:  Miami (1 A game)

Temperatures weren’t the only thing that were hot, as there were eleven ejections in the last week. The NL widened the gap with an 8-3 week, giving them an overall league lead of 18, which feels almost insurmountable.

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 San Diego), Wednesday, July 17th. 7,818

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Miami), Friday, July 19th. 52,471

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Miami), Saturday, July 20th. 53,778

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Kansas City (vs Chi White Sox), Tuesday, July 16th. 16,557

Game time:

Longest game last week: San Francisco (vs NY Mets), Thursday, July 18th. 4:47 (3-2 San Francisco)

Shortest game last week: Cleveland (vs Detroit), Tuesday, July 16th. 2:23 (8-0 Cleveland)

Longest average game for the week: Philadelphia, 3:25 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Seattle, 2:51 average over 4 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Baltimore (vs Boston), 97 degrees, Saturday, July 20th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs NY Mets), 62 degrees, Thursday, July 18th.

Warmest average for the week: Baltimore, 91.6 degrees over 5 games.

Coldest average for the week: NY Mets, 69.2 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Milwaukee vs Atlanta, 20 mph, Monday, July 15th.

Windiest week: Milwaukee, 13.7 MPH over 3 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 11 (116 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 3, NL 8. (Season total: AL 49, NL 67)

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
5
19202
38567
27388
2:59
3:44
3:19
74
95
85.3
0
11
4.3
1
Atlanta
6
31599
42467
36925
3:02
3:44
3:21
79
91
83.5
6
20
9.9
Baltimore
4
18243
23362
20933
2:51
3:29
3:09
82
97
90.5
4
9
7.5
Boston
6
18243
36341
30292
2:50
3:45
3:22
69
97
87.5
0
14
8.5
Chi Cubs
5
36935
40314
38765
3:07
3:31
3:18
81
94
88
1
16
8.8
Chi White Sox
6
13157
16971
15562
2:44
3:38
3:10
72
94
83.7
0
14
7
1
Cincinnati
6
32359
39788
37070
2:36
3:49
3:16
81
94
87.5
1
16
7.7
2
Cleveland
6
15735
31958
21249
2:23
3:20
2:54
81
93
87.3
3
13
8.5
Colorado
6
26434
47413
39041
2:42
3:33
3:17
75
94
90.3
2
10
7.8
1
Detroit
6
15735
28784
20697
2:23
3:20
2:54
79
93
85.5
3
14
9.7
Houston
6
35431
42678
38951
2:25
3:33
2:59
71
79
74.2
0
12
4.9
Kansas City
6
13157
31958
19776
2:41
3:20
3:00
81
94
90.8
6
14
10.3
1
LA Angels
6
19976
42678
33447
2:32
3:33
3:04
70
79
74.4
2
12
6.9
LA Dodgers
6
30025
53778
39410
3:00
3:58
3:24
72
93
81.7
3
11
7.5
Miami
5
7818
53778
28674
2:46
3:30
3:11
72
78
75.6
0
8
3.5
Milwaukee
6
23985
38567
31906
2:59
3:44
3:16
74
91
81.2
0
20
6.9
1
Minnesota
5
28432
35124
31124
3:13
3:30
3:19
75
94
82.4
4
14
8.8
NY Mets
5
28712
36862
33484
2:50
4:47
3:23
62
80
69.8
7
17
11.4
NY Yankees
6
40401
44316
41979
2:46
3:42
3:10
71
94
83.8
8
15
10.5
1
Oakland
5
18718
32270
25933
2:43
3:30
3:08
67
94
77.9
4
17
11.2
Philadelphia
6
30025
38380
33785
2:57
3:58
3:25
87
93
89.2
3
11
9
3
Pittsburgh
5
34117
43777
40285
2:57
3:36
3:09
74
90
85.6
4
11
8.4
San Diego
5
7818
40314
23392
2:46
3:30
3:13
77
94
84
0
15
4.4
San Francisco
7
26434
47413
36002
2:42
4:47
3:20
62
94
76.2
2
17
9.6
Seattle
4
18718
30927
22196
2:32
3:23
2:51
67
77
72
2
17
8.5
St. Louis
6
32359
43777
39561
2:36
3:49
3:09
74
94
86.7
4
11
7.4
Tampa Bay
6
16338
43173
33124
2:46
3:42
3:12
71
87
75.8
0
15
5.4
Texas
4
19202
42287
32454
2:25
3:23
3:00
73
95
83.8
0
11
4.3
Toronto
6
26498
36341
32908
2:45
3:45
3:17
69
93
81
0
14
9.5
Washington
5
20786
42467
33064
2:51
3:44
3:17
79
87
82.2
4
9
6.2

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
23985
38567
30352
2:59
3:44
3:20
74
78
76
0
0
0
1
Atlanta
3
39344
42467
40391
3:14
3:44
3:29
79
83
80.7
6
6
6
Baltimore
4
18243
23362
20933
2:51
3:29
3:09
82
97
90.5
4
9
7.5
Boston
4
34853
36341
35542
2:50
3:45
3:24
69
84
78.5
0
14
8.5
Chi Cubs
5
36935
40314
38765
3:07
3:31
3:18
81
94
88
1
16
8.8
Cincinnati
3
32359
38427
36146
2:36
3:49
3:14
86
94
90.7
7
9
8
2
Cleveland
6
15735
31958
21249
2:23
3:20
2:54
81
93
87.3
3
13
8.5
Colorado
4
26434
47413
37107
2:42
3:33
3:14
75
94
88
2
7
5.5
Detroit
2
26498
28784
27641
2:45
3:20
3:02
79
93
86
9
14
11.5
Houston
2
41643
42287
41965
2:25
2:59
2:42
73
73
73
0
0
0
Kansas City
4
13157
16557
15015
2:44
3:11
3:00
81
94
89.5
6
14
10.5
1
LA Angels
4
35431
42678
37444
2:35
3:33
3:07
71
79
75.3
8
12
9.8
LA Dodgers
2
52471
53778
53125
3:00
3:27
3:13
72
75
73.5
6
8
7
Miami
3
7818
21149
12373
2:46
3:30
3:10
77
78
77.7
0
0
0
Milwaukee
3
31599
36928
33459
3:02
3:29
3:12
83
91
86.3
9
20
13.7
1
Minnesota
5
28432
35124
31124
3:13
3:30
3:19
75
94
82.4
4
14
8.8
NY Yankees
6
40401
44316
41979
2:46
3:42
3:10
71
94
83.8
8
15
10.5
1
Oakland
2
18718
19161
18940
2:43
2:49
2:46
67
74
70.5
9
17
13
Philadelphia
4
30025
38043
32553
3:10
3:58
3:30
87
93
89.8
3
11
8
3
Pittsburgh
2
34117
38380
36249
2:57
3:36
3:16
88
89
88.5
9
11
10
San Francisco
3
32861
36862
34528
2:50
4:47
3:29
62
68
64.3
10
17
13.7
Seattle
2
19976
30927
25452
2:32
3:23
2:57
70
77
73.5
2
6
4
St. Louis
3
41965
43777
42976
3:00
3:11
3:05
74
90
82.7
4
11
6.7
Tampa Bay
2
16338
16971
16655
3:20
3:38
3:29
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
2
19202
26681
22942
3:14
3:23
3:18
94
95
94.5
6
11
8.5

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
2
19202
26681
22942
3:14
3:23
3:18
94
95
94.5
6
11
8.5
Atlanta
3
31599
36928
33459
3:02
3:29
3:12
83
91
86.3
9
20
13.7
Boston
2
18243
21339
19791
3:07
3:29
3:18
96
97
96.5
8
9
8.5
Chi White Sox
6
13157
16971
15562
2:44
3:38
3:10
72
94
83.7
0
14
7
1
Cincinnati
3
36935
39788
37994
3:07
3:31
3:18
81
88
84.3
1
16
7.3
Colorado
2
41499
44316
42908
3:15
3:33
3:24
91
94
92.5
10
10
10
1
Detroit
4
15735
18894
17225
2:23
3:06
2:50
81
87
85
3
13
7.8
Houston
4
35431
42678
37444
2:35
3:33
3:07
71
79
75.3
8
12
9.8
Kansas City
2
26640
31958
29299
2:41
3:20
3:00
91
93
92
8
12
10
LA Angels
2
19976
30927
25452
2:32
3:23
2:57
70
77
73.5
2
6
4
LA Dodgers
4
30025
38043
32553
3:10
3:58
3:30
87
93
89.8
3
11
8
Miami
2
52471
53778
53125
3:00
3:27
3:13
72
75
73.5
6
8
7
Milwaukee
3
23985
38567
30352
2:59
3:44
3:20
74
78
76
0
0
0
NY Mets
5
28712
36862
33484
2:50
4:47
3:23
62
80
69.8
7
17
11.4
Oakland
3
28432
32270
30595
3:18
3:30
3:23
75
94
85.3
4
14
9.3
Philadelphia
2
34117
38380
36249
2:57
3:36
3:16
88
89
88.5
9
11
10
Pittsburgh
3
41965
43777
42976
3:00
3:11
3:05
74
90
82.7
4
11
6.7
San Diego
5
7818
40314
23392
2:46
3:30
3:13
77
94
84
0
15
4.4
San Francisco
4
26434
47413
37107
2:42
3:33
3:14
75
94
88
2
7
5.5
Seattle
2
18718
19161
18940
2:43
2:49
2:46
67
74
70.5
9
17
13
St. Louis
3
32359
38427
36146
2:36
3:49
3:14
86
94
90.7
7
9
8
Tampa Bay
4
40401
43173
41359
2:46
3:42
3:03
71
87
79.5
8
15
10.8
Texas
2
41643
42287
41965
2:25
2:59
2:42
73
73
73
0
0
0
Toronto
6
26498
36341
32908
2:45
3:45
3:17
69
93
81
0
14
9.5
Washington
5
20786
42467
33064
2:51
3:44
3:17
79
87
82.2
4
9
6.2