MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 8/26: Playoff Elimination Time



The Orioles were eliminated from the playoffs last week, and it certainly showed as they managed to only draw 8,153 fans to a game last week. Perhaps more surprising is that the Rays, currently sitting in the middle of the playoff race, managed to draw only 7,455 to their lowest attended game of the week, and even more alarming, only 9,152 to their highest attended game of the week.

The overall separation of the wheat from the chaff in the playoff races means that quite a few teams got outdrawn by the minor leagues last week:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay (43 AAA games), Baltimore (36 games), Miami (24 games), Cincinnati (16 games), Pittsburgh (14 games), Arizona and Texas (1 game each)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Tampa Bay (12 AA games), Baltimore (9 games), Miami (4 games), Cincinnati and Pittsburgh (1 game each)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams:  Tampa Bay (6 AA games), Baltimore and Miami (3 games each), Cincinnati and Pittsburgh (1 game each)

Time of game once again sat over the 3:10 mark for the first time this year, with the Mets having played the shortest and longest game of the week. Only the Phillies and Red Sox didn’t play a game below the three hour mark last week.

Temps continued to be buoyed by a series in broiling hot Arlington, where the Rangers hosted three 98 degree games (and a 97 degree day game), while the Blue Jays had mild temps and an open roof, measuring twice this week at 66 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: Tampa Bay (vs Seattle), Tuesday, August 20th. 7,455

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Toronto), Wednesday, August 21st. 44,106

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs NY Yankees), Saturday, August 24th. 53,803

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Tampa Bay (vs Seattle), Monday, August 19th. 9,152

Game time:

Longest game last week: NY Mets (vs Atlanta), Friday, August 23rd. 4:37 (2-1 Atlanta)

Shortest game last week: NY Mets (vs Cleveland), Thursday, August 22nd. 2:08 (2-0 NY Mets)

Longest average game for the week: Philadelphia, 3:40 average over 4 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Baltimore, 2:48 average over 6 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: TIE – Every evening game of the Texas vs LA Angels series, 98 degrees, Monday, August 19th-Wednesday August 21st (3 games, the day game on Tuesday was a chilly 97).

Coldest game last week: TIE – Seattle (vs Toronto), 66 degrees, Friday, August 23rd and Sunday August 25th.

Warmest average for the week: LA Angels, 87.1 degrees over 7 games.

Coldest average for the week: Seattle, 69.3 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: TIE Chi Cubs vs Washington, 18 mph, Friday, August 23rd and NY Mets vs Atlanta, 18 mph, Sunday August 25th.

Windiest week: Detroit, 12.7 MPH over 3 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 7 (157 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 3, NL 4. (Season total: AL 69, NL 88)

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
15443
42209
26957
2:50
3:29
3:05
68
75
71.5
0
13
6.3
Atlanta
5
21271
38300
27703
2:40
4:37
3:15
74
90
81.9
5
8
6.9
1
Baltimore
6
8153
14762
11280
2:19
3:29
2:48
68
92
82.7
3
10
6.3
1
Boston
5
32453
42904
38554
3:04
3:48
3:31
71
86
76.4
6
11
8.1
Chi Cubs
5
36366
40658
38500
2:29
3:56
3:12
73
78
75
2
18
9.8
1
Chi White Sox
6
18563
31389
25964
2:29
3:27
3:00
69
81
75.2
7
17
11
Cincinnati
5
10176
26776
16582
2:45
3:00
2:53
73
94
77.4
4
10
6.4
Cleveland
5
28349
33800
31689
2:08
3:22
2:49
71
83
76.4
5
12
8.8
Colorado
6
15443
42102
28373
2:50
3:13
2:57
72
77
74.7
0
11
4.5
1
Detroit
6
27220
40499
33016
2:12
3:26
3:01
73
76
73.7
0
12
4
2
Houston
6
27220
40499
33415
2:12
3:13
2:54
73
73
73
0
0
0
Kansas City
6
9872
33349
21851
2:19
3:48
3:00
71
92
82
7
12
9.3
LA Angels
6
15638
37862
23837
2:48
4:35
3:29
73
98
89.5
0
13
6.5
LA Dodgers
5
44106
53803
50702
2:46
3:20
3:10
74
89
79.2
4
8
5.4
Miami
5
9065
23967
18164
2:40
4:10
3:14
77
90
83.4
0
8
3.4
Milwaukee
5
37823
44843
41372
2:43
3:42
3:10
68
92
76.5
5
13
9.3
1
Minnesota
5
25564
39429
30884
2:55
3:27
3:17
73
81
77
7
12
9.8
NY Mets
5
28349
38300
32577
2:08
4:37
3:12
74
83
78.6
5
9
7
NY Yankees
5
21471
53803
35165
2:49
3:19
3:03
69
89
76.6
5
15
9.6
Oakland
4
21471
53367
30403
2:49
3:50
3:08
69
75
72
10
15
13
Philadelphia
4
9065
37712
24209
3:17
4:10
3:40
75
78
77
0
10
4.5
Pittsburgh
6
10449
26776
14961
2:45
3:19
3:01
73
87
78.5
6
10
6.8
San Diego
5
10176
42904
24314
2:52
3:48
3:08
71
94
77.4
4
10
6.6
San Francisco
4
36366
53367
41330
2:29
3:50
3:11
71
78
75
2
16
8.5
Seattle
5
7455
34706
18746
2:58
3:51
3:23
66
72
69.5
0
4
1.8
St. Louis
6
36465
44843
40385
2:43
3:42
3:02
72
92
79.7
5
11
7.5
Tampa Bay
6
7455
14762
9793
2:25
3:29
2:59
68
91
74.9
0
7
2.4
1
Texas
7
15638
27016
20285
2:29
4:35
3:18
69
98
84.9
8
17
11.8
Toronto
5
34590
52030
43046
2:46
3:51
3:21
66
80
72.8
3
8
4.8
Washington
6
10449
40658
20574
2:54
3:56
3:15
73
87
78.5
6
18
9.7

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
15443
17707
16947
2:50
3:13
2:58
75
75
75
0
0
0
Atlanta
3
21271
23967
22925
2:40
3:00
2:48
89
90
89.3
5
8
6.7
1
Baltimore
6
8153
14762
11280
2:19
3:29
2:48
68
92
82.7
3
10
6.3
1
Boston
3
32453
37712
35747
3:17
3:48
3:34
75
86
79.7
8
11
9.7
Chi Cubs
5
36366
40658
38500
2:29
3:56
3:12
73
78
75
2
18
9.8
1
Chi White Sox
3
18563
27016
24011
2:29
3:06
2:48
69
75
72
11
17
13.7
Cincinnati
3
10176
13397
12014
2:52
3:00
2:56
73
94
81.7
4
10
6.7
Cleveland
2
31946
33349
32648
2:50
3:07
2:58
71
72
71.5
9
12
10.5
Houston
6
27220
40499
33415
2:12
3:13
2:54
73
73
73
0
0
0
LA Dodgers
5
44106
53803
50702
2:46
3:20
3:10
74
89
79.2
4
8
5.4
Miami
2
9065
12981
11023
3:37
4:10
3:53
77
78
77.5
0
0
0
Milwaukee
2
41737
42209
41973
3:06
3:29
3:17
68
68
68
12
13
12.5
1
Minnesota
5
25564
39429
30884
2:55
3:27
3:17
73
81
77
7
12
9.8
NY Mets
5
28349
38300
32577
2:08
4:37
3:12
74
83
78.6
5
9
7
Oakland
4
21471
53367
30403
2:49
3:50
3:08
69
75
72
10
15
13
Pittsburgh
6
10449
26776
14961
2:45
3:19
3:01
73
87
78.5
6
10
6.8
San Diego
2
42625
42904
42765
3:04
3:48
3:26
71
75
73
6
7
6.5
Seattle
2
34590
34706
34648
3:38
3:51
3:44
66
68
67
3
4
3.5
St. Louis
6
36465
44843
40385
2:43
3:42
3:02
72
92
79.7
5
11
7.5
Tampa Bay
3
7455
9152
8145
2:58
3:25
3:09
72
72
72
0
0
0
1
Texas
4
15638
19565
17490
2:48
4:35
3:41
97
98
97.8
8
13
9.8

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
2
41737
42209
41973
3:06
3:29
3:17
68
68
68
12
13
12.5
Atlanta
2
31437
38300
34869
3:14
4:37
3:55
74
75
74.5
7
7
7
Boston
2
42625
42904
42765
3:04
3:48
3:26
71
75
73
6
7
6.5
Chi White Sox
3
25564
31389
27917
2:55
3:27
3:12
73
81
78.3
7
9
8.3
Cincinnati
2
20091
26776
23434
2:45
2:53
2:49
73
73
73
6
6
6
Cleveland
3
28349
33800
31049
2:08
3:22
2:43
78
83
81.3
5
9
7
Colorado
6
15443
42102
28373
2:50
3:13
2:57
72
77
74.7
0
11
4.5
1
Detroit
6
27220
40499
33016
2:12
3:26
3:01
73
76
73.7
0
12
4
2
Kansas City
6
9872
33349
21851
2:19
3:48
3:00
71
92
82
7
12
9.3
LA Angels
6
15638
37862
23837
2:48
4:35
3:29
73
98
89.5
0
13
6.5
Miami
3
21271
23967
22925
2:40
3:00
2:48
89
90
89.3
5
8
6.7
Milwaukee
3
37823
44843
40972
2:43
3:42
3:06
77
92
85
5
7
6
NY Yankees
5
21471
53803
35165
2:49
3:19
3:03
69
89
76.6
5
15
9.6
Philadelphia
4
9065
37712
24209
3:17
4:10
3:40
75
78
77
0
10
4.5
San Diego
3
10176
13397
12014
2:52
3:00
2:56
73
94
81.7
4
10
6.7
San Francisco
4
36366
53367
41330
2:29
3:50
3:11
71
78
75
2
16
8.5
Seattle
3
7455
9152
8145
2:58
3:25
3:09
72
72
72
0
0
0
Tampa Bay
3
8153
14762
11441
2:25
3:29
2:50
68
91
77.7
3
7
4.7
Texas
3
18563
27016
24011
2:29
3:06
2:48
69
75
72
11
17
13.7
Toronto
5
34590
52030
43046
2:46
3:51
3:21
66
80
72.8
3
8
4.8
Washington
6
10449
40658
20574
2:54
3:56
3:15
73
87
78.5
6
18
9.7