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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61903735366290452:444:053:29768780.80123.5
Atlanta52358243619323333:063:333:17759487.64116.6
Baltimore63674443909403912:383:112:51708477.271310.7
Boston52477037213309852:414:073:22707974.43139.3
Chi Cubs52644237064297632:453:162:57778580.66118
Chi White Sox61889939419283082:213:373:08718076.78129.7
Cincinnati61489137698254712:383:383:058488865127.8
Cleveland62477047347363312:394:073:20768078.43117.4
Colorado53181540199342882:123:323:09848885.63125.8
Detroit51371719440167432:293:423:05728275.50104.2
Houston61532322768195952:214:133:1069827781410.2
Kansas City42143928697240482:353:012:47828885.37108.81
LA Angels63352739419354662:563:463:177186778129.8
LA Dodgers5847143619222082:454:073:19789183.4062
Miami5847140199202462:124:073:06788882.4052
Milwaukee43009144331381133:005:404:03748881.30105.5
Minnesota52049444331321563:123:483:31749787.80137.8
NY Mets52143928697253542:353:333:08759485.45118
NY Yankees74035447347436292:383:282:53778479.77129.33
Oakland51532339511271392:354:133:10698677.491411.8
Philadelphia52608437064296252:453:203:10779081.6697.4
Pittsburgh52835933568317492:453:463:06748681.47118.9
San Diego52130131332253733:103:473:27689079.27118.6
San Francisco51903739511308442:444:053:17738677.90135.8
Seattle51619522073191372:373:422:57688275.60106.61
St. Louis51489137698245532:383:032:55838886597.4
Tampa Bay51371725261200792:293:473:21687772.20114.9
Texas61649234666249152:483:303:12689784.80137.2
Toronto51649234666234072:373:222:55687772.2084.4
Washington52239436953286332:385:403:37848886.45128

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona31903735366260152:444:053:29767776.3000
Atlanta52358243619323333:063:333:17759487.64116.6
Boston23674437213369792:413:112:56707271121312.5
Chi White Sox31889919559192292:213:303:02778078.7898.3
Cincinnati31489137698255692:593:033:01858886.3576.3
Cleveland32477029535269893:184:073:39767977.7396
Colorado53181540199342882:123:323:09848885.63125.8
Detroit31619519440175892:483:423:077782796108.3
Kansas City42143928697240482:353:012:47828885.37108.81
LA Angels63352739419354662:563:463:177186778129.8
Miami38471881086702:454:073:24787978.7000
Milwaukee24107744331427043:473:483:477476750105
NY Yankees74035447347436292:383:282:53778479.77129.33
Oakland31532322768198402:354:133:17698275.391412
Philadelphia52608437064296252:453:203:10779081.6697.4
Pittsburgh22835929746290532:452:492:47828583.57119
San Diego32130125261231493:103:473:33687772.38119.7
San Francisco23666339511380872:453:153:00738679.5101311.5
Tampa Bay21371717228154732:293:393:04727272000
Texas32049430136251243:123:303:20959796.35139.7
Toronto51649234666234072:373:222:55687772.2084.4
Washington52239436953286332:385:403:37848886.45128

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona33181532247320743:253:323:29848785.34127
Baltimore63674443909403912:383:112:51708477.271310.7
Boston32477029535269893:184:073:39767977.7396
Chi Cubs52644237064297632:453:162:57778580.66118
Chi White Sox33353339419373862:563:373:14717874.7101211
Cincinnati32239430130253732:383:383:09848885.75129.3
Cleveland34465447347456722:393:283:007880797118.7
Detroit21371717228154732:293:393:04727272000
Houston61532322768195952:214:133:1069827781410.2
LA Dodgers5847143619222082:454:073:19789183.4062
Miami23501840199376092:123:082:40848886354
Milwaukee23009136953335223:005:404:20878887.5576
Minnesota52049444331321563:123:483:31749787.80137.8
NY Mets52143928697253542:353:333:08759485.45118
Oakland23666339511380872:453:153:00738679.5101311.5
Pittsburgh33352733568335463:063:463:20748679.3898.7
San Diego22608431332287083:163:203:18829086787.5
San Francisco31903735366260152:444:053:29767776.3000
Seattle51619522073191372:373:422:57688275.60106.61
St. Louis51489137698245532:383:032:55838886597.4
Tampa Bay32130125261231493:103:473:33687772.38119.7
Texas31649234666247052:483:223:04687773.3084.7