MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/9: Playoff Teams With Sub-6k Crowds

If the season were to end today, the Tampa Bay Rays would host the AL Wild Card game, yet they managed to only draw 5,962 fans to a game last week. That was the lowest of any team in MLB in the past seven days, despite the playoff implications that every September game has in a tight Wild Card race.

Ouch.

That also meant the Rays got outdrawn quite a bit by the minor league playoff games last week, along with nine other MLB teams:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay (27 AAA games), Baltimore (16 games), Miami and Pittsburgh (12 games each), Cincinnati, Oakland, and Kansas City (6 games each), Detroit (3 games), Arizona and Cleveland (2 games each)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Tampa Bay (4 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Tampa Bay (3 A games)

Time of game once sat near the 3:15 mark, continuing its season long climb, as 40 man rosters allow plenty more pitching changes. Brutal.

Temps cooled off, and for the first time ever there was a five way tie in hottest temp of the week at 89 degrees in Atlanta (thrice), Kansas City, and St. Louis.

Ejections remained even as the leagues had four ejections apiece last week. The NL sits at 99 ejections on the year while the AL lags 20 behind.

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 Toronto), Thursday, September 5th. 5,962

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Colorado), Wednesday, September 4th. 45,761

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs San Francisco), Saturday, September 7th. 53,870

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Kansas City), Saturday, September 7th. 13,112

Game time:

Longest game last week: Houston (vs Seattle), Thursday, September 5th. 4:40 (11-9 Houston)

Shortest game last week: St. Louis (vs San Francisco), Tuesday, September 3rd. 2:11 (1-0 St. Louis)

Longest average game for the week: Cleveland, 3:29 average over 7 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Tampa Bay, 2:53 average over 7 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: 5 WAY TIE – Atlanta (vs Toronto), 89 degrees, Tuesday through Thursday, September 3rd-5th, Kansas City (vs Detroit), 89 degrees, Tuesday, September 3rd, St. Louis (vs San Francisco), 89 degrees, Tuesday, September 3rd.

Coldest game last week: Minnesota (vs Cleveland), 57 degrees, Sunday, September 8th.

Warmest average for the week: Atlanta, 88.3 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: LA Angels, 68.0 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Oakland vs Detroit, 22 mph, Saturday, September 7th.

Windiest week: Oakland, 14.1 MPH over 7 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 8 (178 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 4. (Season total: AL 79, NL 99)

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
15402
34804
21758
2:39
4:10
3:15
75
82
77.2
0
5
2.2
Atlanta
6
25427
40467
32114
2:46
3:29
3:06
87
89
88.3
3
13
8.3
Baltimore
7
6844
16142
10408
2:27
3:20
2:56
69
81
74.2
0
10
3.2
1
Boston
5
32632
36619
35152
2:58
3:29
3:17
64
79
69.6
7
17
10.8
Chi Cubs
6
31007
44323
38463
2:51
3:59
3:17
71
78
75.4
0
11
4
Chi White Sox
7
16149
25488
20841
2:38
4:07
3:22
63
80
70.4
8
14
10.4
1
Cincinnati
7
11452
34804
18761
2:39
4:10
3:13
76
86
80.4
3
9
6.4
Cleveland
7
16149
39573
26331
2:38
4:16
3:29
57
80
68.7
8
14
9.5
Colorado
6
26073
52231
37753
2:49
4:06
3:16
74
88
80.8
4
10
7.3
Detroit
8
12644
32623
18280
2:14
3:44
3:00
65
89
76
5
22
11.1
Houston
6
27822
41958
34480
2:41
4:40
3:22
73
78
74.5
0
0
0
Kansas City
6
8915
15308
12608
2:40
3:24
2:58
76
89
81.5
0
8
3.2
LA Angels
6
12597
25230
18096
2:31
3:32
3:06
63
73
68
8
15
11
LA Dodgers
6
45761
53870
50567
2:46
4:06
3:20
81
88
82.8
4
8
5.3
Miami
6
8915
13112
10136
2:40
3:38
3:09
75
81
78
0
9
3.7
Milwaukee
6
29335
44323
37678
2:41
3:59
3:18
71
78
73.8
0
0
0
Minnesota
7
14614
39573
31995
2:58
4:16
3:22
57
79
68.3
7
14
8.8
1
NY Mets
6
20237
30264
25591
2:59
4:29
3:28
62
87
77.7
4
21
9.8
NY Yankees
5
33711
40015
36518
2:36
3:29
3:04
64
84
73.1
6
17
10.7
Oakland
7
12597
32623
18510
2:14
3:44
2:57
65
76
72
10
22
14.1
Philadelphia
7
11452
30264
20711
2:40
4:29
3:22
62
86
76.9
6
21
9.9
Pittsburgh
6
9043
23996
14884
2:50
3:38
3:17
73
81
75.7
4
9
6.7
2
San Diego
6
15402
29709
23266
2:49
3:26
3:06
74
79
76.4
0
10
4.9
San Francisco
7
36800
53870
45319
2:11
4:05
3:03
76
89
81.1
3
8
5.1
Seattle
6
27822
41958
35265
2:50
4:40
3:21
73
78
74.7
0
11
2.7
St. Louis
7
18363
41945
31312
2:11
4:05
3:05
73
89
77.7
3
7
5.4
Tampa Bay
7
5962
14071
10160
2:27
3:32
2:53
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
7
8209
40015
22364
2:35
3:20
2:59
69
84
77.3
2
15
7.6
Toronto
6
5962
28987
16327
2:35
3:32
2:54
72
89
77.3
0
7
2.2
1
Washington
7
20237
40467
29227
2:57
3:29
3:15
83
89
86.8
3
13
8.3
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
3
15402
23477
18992
2:55
3:26
3:09
75
76
75.7
0
0
0
Atlanta
6
25427
40467
32114
2:46
3:29
3:06
87
89
88.3
3
13
8.3
Baltimore
4
8209
16142
11686
2:35
3:20
3:02
69
81
76.3
2
10
6.3
Boston
5
32632
36619
35152
2:58
3:29
3:17
64
79
69.6
7
17
10.8
Chi Cubs
2
33958
39133
36546
2:56
3:14
3:05
78
78
78
5
11
8
Chi White Sox
3
20026
25230
22646
3:02
3:32
3:17
63
73
67.7
8
12
9.7
Cincinnati
7
11452
34804
18761
2:39
4:10
3:13
76
86
80.4
3
9
6.4
Cleveland
4
16149
25488
19487
2:38
4:07
3:26
68
80
73
9
14
11
Detroit
2
14614
15680
15147
2:58
3:07
3:02
76
76
76
8
14
11
Houston
4
27822
41958
34625
2:50
4:40
3:29
73
73
73
0
0
0
Kansas City
3
12644
15308
14229
2:44
3:09
2:57
79
89
84.3
5
8
6.3
LA Dodgers
6
45761
53870
50567
2:46
4:06
3:20
81
88
82.8
4
8
5.3
Miami
3
8915
13112
10987
2:40
3:24
2:58
76
80
78.7
0
0
0
Milwaukee
6
29335
44323
37678
2:41
3:59
3:18
71
78
73.8
0
0
0
Minnesota
3
31380
39573
35457
3:07
4:16
3:33
57
75
64.3
8
8
8
1
NY Mets
3
28107
30264
29073
2:59
4:29
3:40
62
75
70.3
7
21
12.3
NY Yankees
3
33711
40015
36603
2:36
3:05
2:55
73
84
78.7
6
15
9.3
Oakland
6
12597
32623
18982
2:14
3:44
2:57
65
72
68
10
22
14.2
Pittsburgh
6
9043
23996
14884
2:50
3:38
3:17
73
81
75.7
4
9
6.7
2
San Diego
3
26073
29709
27539
2:49
3:15
3:03
74
79
77
9
10
9.7
St. Louis
4
36800
41945
39434
2:11
4:05
2:58
76
89
81.3
3
7
4.8
Tampa Bay
7
5962
14071
10160
2:27
3:32
2:53
72
72
72
0
0
0
Washington
3
20237
25329
22108
3:08
3:24
3:16
83
87
85
4
13
7.3

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
3
19048
34804
24523
2:39
4:10
3:20
77
82
78.7
3
5
4.3
Baltimore
3
6844
10566
8705
2:27
3:16
2:48
72
72
72
0
0
0
1
Chi Cubs
4
31007
44323
39422
2:51
3:59
3:23
71
75
72.8
0
0
0
Chi White Sox
4
16149
25488
19487
2:38
4:07
3:26
68
80
73
9
14
11
1
Cleveland
3
31380
39573
35457
3:07
4:16
3:33
57
75
64.3
8
8
8
Colorado
6
26073
52231
37753
2:49
4:06
3:16
74
88
80.8
4
10
7.3
Detroit
6
12644
32623
19324
2:14
3:44
2:59
65
89
76
5
22
11.2
Houston
2
29335
39046
34191
2:41
3:35
3:08
74
78
76
0
0
0
Kansas City
3
8915
13112
10987
2:40
3:24
2:58
76
80
78.7
0
0
0
LA Angels
6
12597
25230
18096
2:31
3:32
3:06
63
73
68
8
15
11
Miami
3
9043
9642
9285
2:59
3:38
3:20
75
81
77.3
4
9
7.3
Minnesota
4
14614
35218
29398
2:58
3:28
3:13
64
79
72.3
7
14
9.5
NY Mets
3
20237
25329
22108
3:08
3:24
3:16
83
87
85
4
13
7.3
NY Yankees
2
36162
36619
36391
3:08
3:29
3:18
64
71
67.5
7
17
12
Oakland
1
15680
15680
15680
2:58
2:58
2:58
76
76
76
14
14
14
Philadelphia
7
11452
30264
20711
2:40
4:29
3:22
62
86
76.9
6
21
9.9
San Diego
3
15402
23477
18992
2:55
3:26
3:09
75
76
75.7
0
0
0
San Francisco
7
36800
53870
45319
2:11
4:05
3:03
76
89
81.1
3
8
5.1
Seattle
6
27822
41958
35265
2:50
4:40
3:21
73
78
74.7
0
11
2.7
St. Louis
3
18363
23996
20483
2:50
3:28
3:14
73
75
74
5
7
6
Texas
7
8209
40015
22364
2:35
3:20
2:59
69
84
77.3
2
15
7.6
Toronto
6
5962
28987
16327
2:35
3:32
2:54
72
89
77.3
0
7
2.2
1
Washington
4
28831
40467
34567
2:57
3:29
3:15
88
89
88.5
3
13
9.3
2