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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona51544342209269572:503:293:05687571.50136.3
Atlanta52127138300277032:404:373:15749081.9586.91
Baltimore6815314762112802:193:292:48689282.73106.31
Boston53245342904385543:043:483:31718676.46118.1
Chi Cubs53636640658385002:293:563:127378752189.81
Chi White Sox61856331389259642:293:273:00698175.271711
Cincinnati51017626776165822:453:002:53739477.44106.4
Cleveland52834933800316892:083:222:49718376.45128.8
Colorado61544342102283732:503:132:57727774.70114.51
Detroit62722040499330162:123:263:01737673.701242
Houston62722040499334152:123:132:54737373000
Kansas City6987233349218512:193:483:007192827129.3
LA Angels61563837862238372:484:353:29739889.50136.5
LA Dodgers54410653803507022:463:203:10748979.2485.4
Miami5906523967181642:404:103:14779083.4083.4
Milwaukee53782344843413722:433:423:10689276.55139.31
Minnesota52556439429308842:553:273:177381777129.8
NY Mets52834938300325772:084:373:12748378.6597
NY Yankees52147153803351652:493:193:03698976.65159.6
Oakland42147153367304032:493:503:08697572101513
Philadelphia4906537712242093:174:103:407578770104.5
Pittsburgh61044926776149612:453:193:01738778.56106.8
San Diego51017642904243142:523:483:08719477.44106.6
San Francisco43636653367413302:293:503:117178752168.5
Seattle5745534706187462:583:513:23667269.5041.8
St. Louis63646544843403852:433:423:02729279.75117.5
Tampa Bay674551476297932:253:292:59689174.9072.41
Texas71563827016202852:294:353:18699884.981711.8
Toronto53459052030430462:463:513:21668072.8384.8
Washington61044940658205742:543:563:15738778.56189.7

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona31544317707169472:503:132:58757575000
Atlanta32127123967229252:403:002:48899089.3586.71
Baltimore6815314762112802:193:292:48689282.73106.31
Boston33245337712357473:173:483:34758679.78119.7
Chi Cubs53636640658385002:293:563:127378752189.81
Chi White Sox31856327016240112:293:062:48697572111713.7
Cincinnati31017613397120142:523:002:56739481.74106.7
Cleveland23194633349326482:503:072:58717271.591210.5
Houston62722040499334152:123:132:54737373000
LA Dodgers54410653803507022:463:203:10748979.2485.4
Miami2906512981110233:374:103:53777877.5000
Milwaukee24173742209419733:063:293:17686868121312.51
Minnesota52556439429308842:553:273:177381777129.8
NY Mets52834938300325772:084:373:12748378.6597
Oakland42147153367304032:493:503:08697572101513
Pittsburgh61044926776149612:453:193:01738778.56106.8
San Diego24262542904427653:043:483:26717573676.5
Seattle23459034706346483:383:513:44666867343.5
St. Louis63646544843403852:433:423:02729279.75117.5
Tampa Bay37455915281452:583:253:097272720001
Texas41563819565174902:484:353:41979897.88139.8

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona24173742209419733:063:293:17686868121312.5
Atlanta23143738300348693:144:373:55747574.5777
Boston24262542904427653:043:483:26717573676.5
Chi White Sox32556431389279172:553:273:12738178.3798.3
Cincinnati22009126776234342:452:532:49737373666
Cleveland32834933800310492:083:222:43788381.3597
Colorado61544342102283732:503:132:57727774.70114.51
Detroit62722040499330162:123:263:01737673.701242
Kansas City6987233349218512:193:483:007192827129.3
LA Angels61563837862238372:484:353:29739889.50136.5
Miami32127123967229252:403:002:48899089.3586.7
Milwaukee33782344843409722:433:423:06779285576
NY Yankees52147153803351652:493:193:03698976.65159.6
Philadelphia4906537712242093:174:103:407578770104.5
San Diego31017613397120142:523:002:56739481.74106.7
San Francisco43636653367413302:293:503:117178752168.5
Seattle37455915281452:583:253:09727272000
Tampa Bay3815314762114412:253:292:50689177.7374.7
Texas31856327016240112:293:062:48697572111713.7
Toronto53459052030430462:463:513:21668072.8384.8
Washington61044940658205742:543:563:15738778.56189.7



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