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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona51920238567273882:593:443:19749585.30114.31
Atlanta63159942467369253:023:443:21799183.56209.9
Baltimore41824323362209332:513:293:09829790.5497.5
Boston61824336341302922:503:453:22699787.50148.5
Chi Cubs53693540314387653:073:313:188194881168.8
Chi White Sox61315716971155622:443:383:10729483.701471
Cincinnati63235939788370702:363:493:16819487.51167.72
Cleveland61573531958212492:233:202:54819387.33138.5
Colorado62643447413390412:423:333:17759490.32107.81
Detroit61573528784206972:233:202:54799385.53149.7
Houston63543142678389512:253:332:59717974.20124.9
Kansas City61315731958197762:413:203:00819490.861410.31
LA Angels61997642678334472:323:333:04707974.42126.9
LA Dodgers63002553778394103:003:583:24729381.73117.5
Miami5781853778286742:463:303:11727875.6083.5
Milwaukee62398538567319062:593:443:16749181.20206.91
Minnesota52843235124311243:133:303:19759482.44148.8
NY Mets52871236862334842:504:473:23628069.871711.4
NY Yankees64040144316419792:463:423:10719483.881510.51
Oakland51871832270259332:433:303:08679477.941711.2
Philadelphia63002538380337852:573:583:25879389.231193
Pittsburgh53411743777402852:573:363:09749085.64118.4
San Diego5781840314233922:463:303:137794840154.4
San Francisco72643447413360022:424:473:20629476.22179.6
Seattle41871830927221962:323:232:516777722178.5
St. Louis63235943777395612:363:493:09749486.74117.4
Tampa Bay61633843173331242:463:423:12718775.80155.4
Texas41920242287324542:253:233:00739583.80114.3
Toronto62649836341329082:453:453:176993810149.5
Washington52078642467330642:513:443:17798782.2496.2

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona32398538567303522:593:443:207478760001
Atlanta33934442467403913:143:443:29798380.7666
Baltimore41824323362209332:513:293:09829790.5497.5
Boston43485336341355422:503:453:24698478.50148.5
Chi Cubs53693540314387653:073:313:188194881168.8
Cincinnati33235938427361462:363:493:14869490.77982
Cleveland61573531958212492:233:202:54819387.33138.5
Colorado42643447413371072:423:333:14759488275.5
Detroit22649828784276412:453:203:0279938691411.5
Houston24164342287419652:252:592:42737373000
Kansas City41315716557150152:443:113:00819489.561410.51
LA Angels43543142678374442:353:333:07717975.38129.8
LA Dodgers25247153778531253:003:273:13727573.5687
Miami3781821149123732:463:303:10777877.7000
Milwaukee33159936928334593:023:293:12839186.392013.71
Minnesota52843235124311243:133:303:19759482.44148.8
NY Yankees64040144316419792:463:423:10719483.881510.51
Oakland21871819161189402:432:492:46677470.591713
Philadelphia43002538043325533:103:583:30879389.831183
Pittsburgh23411738380362492:573:363:16888988.591110
San Francisco33286136862345282:504:473:29626864.3101713.7
Seattle21997630927254522:323:232:57707773.5264
St. Louis34196543777429763:003:113:05749082.74116.7
Tampa Bay21633816971166553:203:383:29727272000
Texas21920226681229423:143:233:18949594.56118.5

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona21920226681229423:143:233:18949594.56118.5
Atlanta33159936928334593:023:293:12839186.392013.7
Boston21824321339197913:073:293:18969796.5898.5
Chi White Sox61315716971155622:443:383:10729483.701471
Cincinnati33693539788379943:073:313:18818884.31167.3
Colorado24149944316429083:153:333:24919492.51010101
Detroit41573518894172252:233:062:508187853137.8
Houston43543142678374442:353:333:07717975.38129.8
Kansas City22664031958292992:413:203:0091939281210
LA Angels21997630927254522:323:232:57707773.5264
LA Dodgers43002538043325533:103:583:30879389.83118
Miami25247153778531253:003:273:13727573.5687
Milwaukee32398538567303522:593:443:20747876000
NY Mets52871236862334842:504:473:23628069.871711.4
Oakland32843232270305953:183:303:23759485.34149.3
Philadelphia23411738380362492:573:363:16888988.591110
Pittsburgh34196543777429763:003:113:05749082.74116.7
San Diego5781840314233922:463:303:137794840154.4
San Francisco42643447413371072:423:333:14759488275.5
Seattle21871819161189402:432:492:46677470.591713
St. Louis33235938427361462:363:493:14869490.7798
Tampa Bay44040143173413592:463:423:03718779.581510.8
Texas24164342287419652:252:592:42737373000
Toronto62649836341329082:453:453:176993810149.5
Washington52078642467330642:513:443:17798782.2496.2