MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 8/19: Florida is Not a Baseball State



Maybe there has been too much hype for the Josh Rosen era in South Florida. Maybe Tampa was too amped to see former Buc Ryan Fitzpatrick back in town for a preseason game. Either way, MLB didn’t do well in the entire state of Florida last week.

The Marlins didn’t draw more than 9,000 fans to any one of their games this week, while Tampa didn’t draw more than 17,500. Those two accounted for the only teams to be outdrawn by minor league games last week:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (33 AAA games), Tampa Bay (4 AAA games),

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (2 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams:  Miami (2 A games)

Time of game once again sat down around 3:07 with four teams not having played a game below the three hour mark, though everyone did play a game longer than that mark, and the amazing Nationals – Brewers 15-14 14-inning game clocked in at 5:40

Temps were buoyed by a series in broiling hot Arlington, where the Rangers hosted two 97 degree games, while the Blue Jays had mild temps and an open roof, measuring twice this week at 68 degrees.

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 LA Dodgers), Thursday, August 15th. 8,471

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Milwaukee (vs Minnesota), Wednesday, August 14th. 41,077

Highest attendance last week: NY Yankees (vs Cleveland), Saturday, August 17th. 47,347

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs LA Dodgers), Wednesday, August 14th. 8,810

Game time:

Longest game last week: Washington (vs Milwaukee), Saturday, August 17th. 5:40 (15-14 Milwaukee)

Shortest game last week: Colorado (vs Miami), Friday, August 16th. 2:12 (3-0 Colorado)

Longest average game for the week: Milwaukee, 4:03 average over 4 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Kansas City, 2:47 average over 4 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: TIE Texas (vs Minnesota), 97 degrees, Friday, August 16th and Saturday August 17th.

Coldest game last week: TIE – San Diego (vs Tampa Bay), 68 degrees, Monday, August 12th, Toronto (vs Texas), 68 degrees, Monday, August 12th, and Toronto (vs Seattle), 68 degrees, Saturday, August 17th.

Warmest average for the week: Minnesota, 89.0 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Tampa Bay, 72.2 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Oakland vs Houston, 14 mph, Friday, August 16th.

Windiest week: Oakland, 11.7 MPH over 6 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 5 (150 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 0. (Season total: AL 66, NL 84)

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
19037
35366
29045
2:44
4:05
3:29
76
87
80.8
0
12
3.5
Atlanta
5
23582
43619
32333
3:06
3:33
3:17
75
94
87.6
4
11
6.6
Baltimore
6
36744
43909
40391
2:38
3:11
2:51
70
84
77.2
7
13
10.7
Boston
5
24770
37213
30985
2:41
4:07
3:22
70
79
74.4
3
13
9.3
Chi Cubs
5
26442
37064
29763
2:45
3:16
2:57
77
85
80.6
6
11
8
Chi White Sox
6
18899
39419
28308
2:21
3:37
3:08
71
80
76.7
8
12
9.7
Cincinnati
6
14891
37698
25471
2:38
3:38
3:05
84
88
86
5
12
7.8
Cleveland
6
24770
47347
36331
2:39
4:07
3:20
76
80
78.4
3
11
7.4
Colorado
5
31815
40199
34288
2:12
3:32
3:09
84
88
85.6
3
12
5.8
Detroit
5
13717
19440
16743
2:29
3:42
3:05
72
82
75.5
0
10
4.2
Houston
6
15323
22768
19595
2:21
4:13
3:10
69
82
77
8
14
10.2
Kansas City
4
21439
28697
24048
2:35
3:01
2:47
82
88
85.3
7
10
8.8
1
LA Angels
6
33527
39419
35466
2:56
3:46
3:17
71
86
77
8
12
9.8
LA Dodgers
5
8471
43619
22208
2:45
4:07
3:19
78
91
83.4
0
6
2
Miami
5
8471
40199
20246
2:12
4:07
3:06
78
88
82.4
0
5
2
Milwaukee
4
30091
44331
38113
3:00
5:40
4:03
74
88
81.3
0
10
5.5
Minnesota
5
20494
44331
32156
3:12
3:48
3:31
74
97
87.8
0
13
7.8
NY Mets
5
21439
28697
25354
2:35
3:33
3:08
75
94
85.4
5
11
8
NY Yankees
7
40354
47347
43629
2:38
3:28
2:53
77
84
79.7
7
12
9.3
3
Oakland
5
15323
39511
27139
2:35
4:13
3:10
69
86
77.4
9
14
11.8
Philadelphia
5
26084
37064
29625
2:45
3:20
3:10
77
90
81.6
6
9
7.4
Pittsburgh
5
28359
33568
31749
2:45
3:46
3:06
74
86
81.4
7
11
8.9
San Diego
5
21301
31332
25373
3:10
3:47
3:27
68
90
79.2
7
11
8.6
San Francisco
5
19037
39511
30844
2:44
4:05
3:17
73
86
77.9
0
13
5.8
Seattle
5
16195
22073
19137
2:37
3:42
2:57
68
82
75.6
0
10
6.6
1
St. Louis
5
14891
37698
24553
2:38
3:03
2:55
83
88
86
5
9
7.4
Tampa Bay
5
13717
25261
20079
2:29
3:47
3:21
68
77
72.2
0
11
4.9
Texas
6
16492
34666
24915
2:48
3:30
3:12
68
97
84.8
0
13
7.2
Toronto
5
16492
34666
23407
2:37
3:22
2:55
68
77
72.2
0
8
4.4
Washington
5
22394
36953
28633
2:38
5:40
3:37
84
88
86.4
5
12
8

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
19037
35366
26015
2:44
4:05
3:29
76
77
76.3
0
0
0
Atlanta
5
23582
43619
32333
3:06
3:33
3:17
75
94
87.6
4
11
6.6
Boston
2
36744
37213
36979
2:41
3:11
2:56
70
72
71
12
13
12.5
Chi White Sox
3
18899
19559
19229
2:21
3:30
3:02
77
80
78.7
8
9
8.3
Cincinnati
3
14891
37698
25569
2:59
3:03
3:01
85
88
86.3
5
7
6.3
Cleveland
3
24770
29535
26989
3:18
4:07
3:39
76
79
77.7
3
9
6
Colorado
5
31815
40199
34288
2:12
3:32
3:09
84
88
85.6
3
12
5.8
Detroit
3
16195
19440
17589
2:48
3:42
3:07
77
82
79
6
10
8.3
Kansas City
4
21439
28697
24048
2:35
3:01
2:47
82
88
85.3
7
10
8.8
1
LA Angels
6
33527
39419
35466
2:56
3:46
3:17
71
86
77
8
12
9.8
Miami
3
8471
8810
8670
2:45
4:07
3:24
78
79
78.7
0
0
0
Milwaukee
2
41077
44331
42704
3:47
3:48
3:47
74
76
75
0
10
5
NY Yankees
7
40354
47347
43629
2:38
3:28
2:53
77
84
79.7
7
12
9.3
3
Oakland
3
15323
22768
19840
2:35
4:13
3:17
69
82
75.3
9
14
12
Philadelphia
5
26084
37064
29625
2:45
3:20
3:10
77
90
81.6
6
9
7.4
Pittsburgh
2
28359
29746
29053
2:45
2:49
2:47
82
85
83.5
7
11
9
San Diego
3
21301
25261
23149
3:10
3:47
3:33
68
77
72.3
8
11
9.7
San Francisco
2
36663
39511
38087
2:45
3:15
3:00
73
86
79.5
10
13
11.5
Tampa Bay
2
13717
17228
15473
2:29
3:39
3:04
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
3
20494
30136
25124
3:12
3:30
3:20
95
97
96.3
5
13
9.7
Toronto
5
16492
34666
23407
2:37
3:22
2:55
68
77
72.2
0
8
4.4
Washington
5
22394
36953
28633
2:38
5:40
3:37
84
88
86.4
5
12
8

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
31815
32247
32074
3:25
3:32
3:29
84
87
85.3
4
12
7
Baltimore
6
36744
43909
40391
2:38
3:11
2:51
70
84
77.2
7
13
10.7
Boston
3
24770
29535
26989
3:18
4:07
3:39
76
79
77.7
3
9
6
Chi Cubs
5
26442
37064
29763
2:45
3:16
2:57
77
85
80.6
6
11
8
Chi White Sox
3
33533
39419
37386
2:56
3:37
3:14
71
78
74.7
10
12
11
Cincinnati
3
22394
30130
25373
2:38
3:38
3:09
84
88
85.7
5
12
9.3
Cleveland
3
44654
47347
45672
2:39
3:28
3:00
78
80
79
7
11
8.7
Detroit
2
13717
17228
15473
2:29
3:39
3:04
72
72
72
0
0
0
Houston
6
15323
22768
19595
2:21
4:13
3:10
69
82
77
8
14
10.2
LA Dodgers
5
8471
43619
22208
2:45
4:07
3:19
78
91
83.4
0
6
2
Miami
2
35018
40199
37609
2:12
3:08
2:40
84
88
86
3
5
4
Milwaukee
2
30091
36953
33522
3:00
5:40
4:20
87
88
87.5
5
7
6
Minnesota
5
20494
44331
32156
3:12
3:48
3:31
74
97
87.8
0
13
7.8
NY Mets
5
21439
28697
25354
2:35
3:33
3:08
75
94
85.4
5
11
8
Oakland
2
36663
39511
38087
2:45
3:15
3:00
73
86
79.5
10
13
11.5
Pittsburgh
3
33527
33568
33546
3:06
3:46
3:20
74
86
79.3
8
9
8.7
San Diego
2
26084
31332
28708
3:16
3:20
3:18
82
90
86
7
8
7.5
San Francisco
3
19037
35366
26015
2:44
4:05
3:29
76
77
76.3
0
0
0
Seattle
5
16195
22073
19137
2:37
3:42
2:57
68
82
75.6
0
10
6.6
1
St. Louis
5
14891
37698
24553
2:38
3:03
2:55
83
88
86
5
9
7.4
Tampa Bay
3
21301
25261
23149
3:10
3:47
3:33
68
77
72.3
8
11
9.7
Texas
3
16492
34666
24705
2:48
3:22
3:04
68
77
73.3
0
8
4.7