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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona62258150180331302:463:563:24657770.90177.8
Atlanta62311241397324422:573:523:24688678.50106.8
Baltimore51628725174206002:453:122:58747875.6296.8
Boston53938244101414223:215:233:56749182.65108
Chi Cubs63398740912379832:353:293:046879724137.5
Chi White Sox61217541397270043:083:523:2374868161610.72
Cincinnati7529744738221212:413:353:06768077082.92
Cleveland61332716855153252:333:182:55727973.70156.2
Colorado72778944101351263:143:483:26729383.43117.12
Detroit61377617273160282:333:313:026379725159.8
Houston62410433051271422:294:063:13687371.20113.52
Kansas City71359518385155772:333:373:017487782138
LA Angels53753543036397502:485:233:36768480.27118.8
LA Dodgers72258150180317632:524:053:27737775.4083.1
Miami7529729345153462:313:353:05768679.80114.41
Milwaukee62947540912367632:503:343:14687771.70218.71
Minnesota61217517273154383:073:313:18638172.751610.7
NY Mets53050340690355452:353:413:12718679.56139.3
NY Yankees62303047265354602:573:583:147086773116.4
Oakland71359547265272492:333:583:14748779.66139.1
Philadelphia52422440690299103:193:573:33728679.45127.41
Pittsburgh72422437293299333:143:573:247293823116.3
San Diego72617238701319352:284:053:03647672.471711.4
San Francisco62826238701333312:283:302:56647668.8131715.5
Seattle71659133668248732:453:393:04709881.70124.81
St. Louis62947544738382862:503:343:08708075.70219
Tampa Bay61332733051217652:524:063:16727372.5000
Texas61659139008287472:453:393:00769882.30127.4
Toronto52311226414246992:293:333:05687570.201161
Washington52494629345266412:313:352:59758680.66118.2

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona42258150180353373:113:563:32767776.3000
Atlanta33666441397390533:083:523:29858685.3687.3
Chi Cubs34017840912404552:573:293:11687170476
Chi White Sox31217516802149543:143:203:16748176.7121614
Colorado72778944101351263:143:483:26729383.43117.12
Detroit61377617273160282:333:313:026379725159.8
Houston32553933051290153:094:063:287373730002
Kansas City71359518385155772:333:373:017487782138
LA Angels53753543036397502:485:233:36768480.27118.8
Miami45297646660852:413:353:10767776.3000
Milwaukee32947536690330702:503:343:17707773.302111.3
NY Mets33398738389355112:353:242:577179746139
NY Yankees34286047265448623:023:583:25748678.76119
Philadelphia52422440690299103:193:573:33728679.45127.41
San Diego32617227952269982:524:053:19737674.3787.3
San Francisco62826238701333312:283:302:56647668.8131715.5
Seattle32303032013260572:573:113:02708175.3353.71
St. Louis34207444738435012:533:103:00768078586.7
Tampa Bay31332715294145142:523:183:03727272000
Texas41659133668239852:453:393:057798880125.8
Toronto52311226414246992:293:333:05687570.201161
Washington52494629345266412:313:352:59758680.66118.2

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona22826229169287162:463:303:08656665.5141715.5
Atlanta32311229803258312:573:333:19687571.70106.3
Baltimore51628725174206002:453:122:58747875.6296.8
Boston53938244101414223:215:233:56749182.65108
Chi Cubs33398738389355112:353:242:577179746139
Chi White Sox33666441397390533:083:523:29858685.3687.31
Cincinnati7529744738221212:413:353:06768077082.92
Cleveland61332716855153252:333:182:55727973.70156.2
Houston32410426414252692:293:222:58687269.30117
LA Dodgers72258150180317632:524:053:27737775.4083.1
Miami32620129345276952:313:352:57808683.36118.71
Milwaukee34017840912404552:573:293:116871704761
Minnesota61217517273154383:073:313:18638172.751610.7
NY Mets23050340690355973:283:413:348486857129.5
NY Yankees32303032013260572:573:113:02708175.3353.7
Oakland71359547265272492:333:583:14748779.66139.1
Pittsburgh72422437293299333:143:573:247293823116.3
San Diego43313538701356382:283:022:50647670.5131715.5
Seattle41659133668239852:453:393:057798880125.8
St. Louis32947536690330702:503:343:17707773.302111.3
Tampa Bay32553933051290153:094:063:28737373000
Texas23753539008382722:482:552:51767776.57119

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