MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/2: Roster Expansion, Attendance Contraction

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Marlins are having trouble getting anyone to show up at their billion dollar ballpark. All four games this week in Miami made the MLB’s lowest 12 attended games of the year. Of those 12, 10 belonged to the Marlins and the other two to the Rays. So, yeah. Not great.

That meant the Marlins got outdrawn quite a bit by the minor leagues last week:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (84 AAA games), Chicago White Sox (8 games), Tampa Bay (6 games), Kansas City and Detroit (5 games each)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (32 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (4 A-Adv, 22 A, 10 Short-A games)

Time of game once again sat over the 3:10 mark for the second consecutive week, with six teams not having a game below the three hour mark last week. Brutal.

Temps continued to be buoyed by a series in broiling hot Arlington, where the Rangers hosted another 98 degree game, while the Tigers had temps this week as low as 63 degrees at home.

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 Cincinnati), Monday, August 26th. 5,297

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: NY Yankees (vs Oakland), Sunday, September 1st. 42,860

Highest attendance last week: Arizona (vs LA Dodgers), Saturday, August 31st. 50,180

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Cincinnati), Thursday, August 29th. 6,466

Game time:

Longest game last week: LA Angels (vs Boston), Friday, August 30th. 5:23 (7-6 Boston)

Shortest game last week: San Francisco (vs San Diego), Thursday, August 29th. 2:28 (5-3 San Diego)

Longest average game for the week: Boston, 3:56 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Cleveland, 2:55 average over 6 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs Seattle), 98 degrees, Thursday, August 29th.

Coldest game last week: Detroit (vs Minnesota), 63 degrees, Sunday, September 1st.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 84.2 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: San Francisco, 68.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Milwaukee vs St. Louis, 21 mph, Wednesday, August 28th.

Windiest week: Arizona, 15.5 MPH over 2 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 13 (170 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 6, NL 7. (Season total: AL 75, NL 95)

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
22581
50180
33130
2:46
3:56
3:24
65
77
70.9
0
17
7.8
Atlanta
6
23112
41397
32442
2:57
3:52
3:24
68
86
78.5
0
10
6.8
Baltimore
5
16287
25174
20600
2:45
3:12
2:58
74
78
75.6
2
9
6.8
Boston
5
39382
44101
41422
3:21
5:23
3:56
74
91
82.6
5
10
8
Chi Cubs
6
33987
40912
37983
2:35
3:29
3:04
68
79
72
4
13
7.5
Chi White Sox
6
12175
41397
27004
3:08
3:52
3:23
74
86
81
6
16
10.7
2
Cincinnati
7
5297
44738
22121
2:41
3:35
3:06
76
80
77
0
8
2.9
2
Cleveland
6
13327
16855
15325
2:33
3:18
2:55
72
79
73.7
0
15
6.2
Colorado
7
27789
44101
35126
3:14
3:48
3:26
72
93
83.4
3
11
7.1
2
Detroit
6
13776
17273
16028
2:33
3:31
3:02
63
79
72
5
15
9.8
Houston
6
24104
33051
27142
2:29
4:06
3:13
68
73
71.2
0
11
3.5
2
Kansas City
7
13595
18385
15577
2:33
3:37
3:01
74
87
78
2
13
8
LA Angels
5
37535
43036
39750
2:48
5:23
3:36
76
84
80.2
7
11
8.8
LA Dodgers
7
22581
50180
31763
2:52
4:05
3:27
73
77
75.4
0
8
3.1
Miami
7
5297
29345
15346
2:31
3:35
3:05
76
86
79.8
0
11
4.4
1
Milwaukee
6
29475
40912
36763
2:50
3:34
3:14
68
77
71.7
0
21
8.7
1
Minnesota
6
12175
17273
15438
3:07
3:31
3:18
63
81
72.7
5
16
10.7
NY Mets
5
30503
40690
35545
2:35
3:41
3:12
71
86
79.5
6
13
9.3
NY Yankees
6
23030
47265
35460
2:57
3:58
3:14
70
86
77
3
11
6.4
Oakland
7
13595
47265
27249
2:33
3:58
3:14
74
87
79.6
6
13
9.1
Philadelphia
5
24224
40690
29910
3:19
3:57
3:33
72
86
79.4
5
12
7.4
1
Pittsburgh
7
24224
37293
29933
3:14
3:57
3:24
72
93
82
3
11
6.3
San Diego
7
26172
38701
31935
2:28
4:05
3:03
64
76
72.4
7
17
11.4
San Francisco
6
28262
38701
33331
2:28
3:30
2:56
64
76
68.8
13
17
15.5
Seattle
7
16591
33668
24873
2:45
3:39
3:04
70
98
81.7
0
12
4.8
1
St. Louis
6
29475
44738
38286
2:50
3:34
3:08
70
80
75.7
0
21
9
Tampa Bay
6
13327
33051
21765
2:52
4:06
3:16
72
73
72.5
0
0
0
Texas
6
16591
39008
28747
2:45
3:39
3:00
76
98
82.3
0
12
7.4
Toronto
5
23112
26414
24699
2:29
3:33
3:05
68
75
70.2
0
11
6
1
Washington
5
24946
29345
26641
2:31
3:35
2:59
75
86
80.6
6
11
8.2

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
4
22581
50180
35337
3:11
3:56
3:32
76
77
76.3
0
0
0
Atlanta
3
36664
41397
39053
3:08
3:52
3:29
85
86
85.3
6
8
7.3
Chi Cubs
3
40178
40912
40455
2:57
3:29
3:11
68
71
70
4
7
6
Chi White Sox
3
12175
16802
14954
3:14
3:20
3:16
74
81
76.7
12
16
14
Colorado
7
27789
44101
35126
3:14
3:48
3:26
72
93
83.4
3
11
7.1
2
Detroit
6
13776
17273
16028
2:33
3:31
3:02
63
79
72
5
15
9.8
Houston
3
25539
33051
29015
3:09
4:06
3:28
73
73
73
0
0
0
2
Kansas City
7
13595
18385
15577
2:33
3:37
3:01
74
87
78
2
13
8
LA Angels
5
37535
43036
39750
2:48
5:23
3:36
76
84
80.2
7
11
8.8
Miami
4
5297
6466
6085
2:41
3:35
3:10
76
77
76.3
0
0
0
Milwaukee
3
29475
36690
33070
2:50
3:34
3:17
70
77
73.3
0
21
11.3
NY Mets
3
33987
38389
35511
2:35
3:24
2:57
71
79
74
6
13
9
NY Yankees
3
42860
47265
44862
3:02
3:58
3:25
74
86
78.7
6
11
9
Philadelphia
5
24224
40690
29910
3:19
3:57
3:33
72
86
79.4
5
12
7.4
1
San Diego
3
26172
27952
26998
2:52
4:05
3:19
73
76
74.3
7
8
7.3
San Francisco
6
28262
38701
33331
2:28
3:30
2:56
64
76
68.8
13
17
15.5
Seattle
3
23030
32013
26057
2:57
3:11
3:02
70
81
75.3
3
5
3.7
1
St. Louis
3
42074
44738
43501
2:53
3:10
3:00
76
80
78
5
8
6.7
Tampa Bay
3
13327
15294
14514
2:52
3:18
3:03
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
4
16591
33668
23985
2:45
3:39
3:05
77
98
88
0
12
5.8
Toronto
5
23112
26414
24699
2:29
3:33
3:05
68
75
70.2
0
11
6
1
Washington
5
24946
29345
26641
2:31
3:35
2:59
75
86
80.6
6
11
8.2

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
28262
29169
28716
2:46
3:30
3:08
65
66
65.5
14
17
15.5
Atlanta
3
23112
29803
25831
2:57
3:33
3:19
68
75
71.7
0
10
6.3
Baltimore
5
16287
25174
20600
2:45
3:12
2:58
74
78
75.6
2
9
6.8
Boston
5
39382
44101
41422
3:21
5:23
3:56
74
91
82.6
5
10
8
Chi Cubs
3
33987
38389
35511
2:35
3:24
2:57
71
79
74
6
13
9
Chi White Sox
3
36664
41397
39053
3:08
3:52
3:29
85
86
85.3
6
8
7.3
1
Cincinnati
7
5297
44738
22121
2:41
3:35
3:06
76
80
77
0
8
2.9
2
Cleveland
6
13327
16855
15325
2:33
3:18
2:55
72
79
73.7
0
15
6.2
Houston
3
24104
26414
25269
2:29
3:22
2:58
68
72
69.3
0
11
7
LA Dodgers
7
22581
50180
31763
2:52
4:05
3:27
73
77
75.4
0
8
3.1
Miami
3
26201
29345
27695
2:31
3:35
2:57
80
86
83.3
6
11
8.7
1
Milwaukee
3
40178
40912
40455
2:57
3:29
3:11
68
71
70
4
7
6
1
Minnesota
6
12175
17273
15438
3:07
3:31
3:18
63
81
72.7
5
16
10.7
NY Mets
2
30503
40690
35597
3:28
3:41
3:34
84
86
85
7
12
9.5
NY Yankees
3
23030
32013
26057
2:57
3:11
3:02
70
81
75.3
3
5
3.7
Oakland
7
13595
47265
27249
2:33
3:58
3:14
74
87
79.6
6
13
9.1
Pittsburgh
7
24224
37293
29933
3:14
3:57
3:24
72
93
82
3
11
6.3
San Diego
4
33135
38701
35638
2:28
3:02
2:50
64
76
70.5
13
17
15.5
Seattle
4
16591
33668
23985
2:45
3:39
3:05
77
98
88
0
12
5.8
St. Louis
3
29475
36690
33070
2:50
3:34
3:17
70
77
73.3
0
21
11.3
Tampa Bay
3
25539
33051
29015
3:09
4:06
3:28
73
73
73
0
0
0
Texas
2
37535
39008
38272
2:48
2:55
2:51
76
77
76.5
7
11
9