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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61540234804217582:394:103:15758277.2052.2
Atlanta62542740467321142:463:293:06878988.33138.3
Baltimore7684416142104082:273:202:56698174.20103.21
Boston53263236619351522:583:293:17647969.671710.8
Chi Cubs63100744323384632:513:593:17717875.40114
Chi White Sox71614925488208412:384:073:22638070.481410.41
Cincinnati71145234804187612:394:103:13768680.4396.4
Cleveland71614939573263312:384:163:29578068.78149.5
Colorado62607352231377532:494:063:16748880.84107.3
Detroit81264432623182802:143:443:0065897652211.1
Houston62782241958344802:414:403:22737874.5000
Kansas City6891515308126082:403:242:58768981.5083.2
LA Angels61259725230180962:313:323:0663736881511
LA Dodgers64576153870505672:464:063:20818882.8485.3
Miami6891513112101362:403:383:09758178093.7
Milwaukee62933544323376782:413:593:18717873.8000
Minnesota71461439573319952:584:163:22577968.37148.81
NY Mets62023730264255912:594:293:28628777.74219.8
NY Yankees53371140015365182:363:293:04648473.161710.7
Oakland71259732623185102:143:442:57657672102214.1
Philadelphia71145230264207112:404:293:22628676.96219.9
Pittsburgh6904323996148842:503:383:17738175.7496.72
San Diego61540229709232662:493:263:06747976.40104.9
San Francisco73680053870453192:114:053:03768981.1385.1
Seattle62782241958352652:504:403:21737874.70112.7
St. Louis71836341945313122:114:053:05738977.7375.4
Tampa Bay7596214071101602:273:322:53727272000
Texas7820940015223642:353:202:59698477.32157.6
Toronto6596228987163272:353:322:54728977.3072.21
Washington72023740467292272:573:293:15838986.83138.32

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona31540223477189922:553:263:09757675.7000
Atlanta62542740467321142:463:293:06878988.33138.3
Baltimore4820916142116862:353:203:02698176.32106.3
Boston53263236619351522:583:293:17647969.671710.8
Chi Cubs23395839133365462:563:143:057878785118
Chi White Sox32002625230226463:023:323:17637367.78129.7
Cincinnati71145234804187612:394:103:13768680.4396.4
Cleveland41614925488194872:384:073:2668807391411
Detroit21461415680151472:583:073:0276767681411
Houston42782241958346252:504:403:29737373000
Kansas City31264415308142292:443:092:57798984.3586.3
LA Dodgers64576153870505672:464:063:20818882.8485.3
Miami3891513112109872:403:242:58768078.7000
Milwaukee62933544323376782:413:593:18717873.8000
Minnesota33138039573354573:074:163:33577564.38881
NY Mets32810730264290732:594:293:40627570.372112.3
NY Yankees33371140015366032:363:052:55738478.76159.3
Oakland61259732623189822:143:442:57657268102214.2
Pittsburgh6904323996148842:503:383:17738175.7496.72
San Diego32607329709275392:493:153:037479779109.7
St. Louis43680041945394342:114:052:58768981.3374.8
Tampa Bay7596214071101602:273:322:53727272000
Washington32023725329221083:083:243:168387854137.3

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona31904834804245232:394:103:20778278.7354.3
Baltimore368441056687052:273:162:487272720001
Chi Cubs43100744323394222:513:593:23717572.8000
Chi White Sox41614925488194872:384:073:26688073914111
Cleveland33138039573354573:074:163:33577564.3888
Colorado62607352231377532:494:063:16748880.84107.3
Detroit61264432623193242:143:442:5965897652211.2
Houston22933539046341912:413:353:08747876000
Kansas City3891513112109872:403:242:58768078.7000
LA Angels61259725230180962:313:323:0663736881511
Miami39043964292852:593:383:20758177.3497.3
Minnesota41461435218293982:583:283:13647972.37149.5
NY Mets32023725329221083:083:243:168387854137.3
NY Yankees23616236619363913:083:293:18647167.571712
Oakland11568015680156802:582:582:58767676141414
Philadelphia71145230264207112:404:293:22628676.96219.9
San Diego31540223477189922:553:263:09757675.7000
San Francisco73680053870453192:114:053:03768981.1385.1
Seattle62782241958352652:504:403:21737874.70112.7
St. Louis31836323996204832:503:283:14737574576
Texas7820940015223642:353:202:59698477.32157.6
Toronto6596228987163272:353:322:54728977.3072.21
Washington42883140467345672:573:293:15888988.53139.32