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The Marlins nearly had a hundred minor league games better attended than their lowest attended game of the week last week, drawing only 5,947 in to see a game last week. The Marlins averaged 10,300 which actually brought their season attendance up a bit, but overall they are averaging fewer than 10,000 fans on the season. MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (51 AAA games), Seattle (6 games), Detroit and Kansas City (1 game each) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (29 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (2 A-Advanced, 12 A games) The NL, not […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/19: ...


The big surprise of the week is that only two teams across MLB were outdrawn by minor league teams, the Rays and the A’s, for a total of 35 games: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay (19 AAA games), Oakland (9 games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Tampa Bay (2 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Tampa Bay (5 games) The American League caught back up with the NL in the ejections race, as both now sit at 23, with plenty of season left to go. Time of game fell down to just over three hours, […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/12: ...


      The Miami Marlins and their pathetic attendance is the front line this week as the Marlins once again were outdrawn by a Single-A game three times this week, and by 26 more AAA games than any other MLB team: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (37 AAA games), Baltimore (12 games), Kansas City (6 games), Minnesota (4 games), Detroit (1 game). MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Miami (6 games) MLB teams outdrawn by A teams: Miami (3 games) Ejections picked back up as the NL gained some ground on its lead over the AL by […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 5/5: ...



Tempers spiked last week with fifteen ejections, but apparently everyone got it out of their system, as only two ejections throughout baseball last week. Let’s take a look. The A’s were outdrawn by only AA and AAA teams this week, no Single-A team outdrew them, marking the first time this season an MLB team hasn’t been outdrawn by a Single-A team: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Oakland (21 AAA games), Tampa Bay (19) Baltimore, Pittsburgh (17), Seattle, Cincinnati, Cleveland (1). MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams: Oakland (2 games), Tampa, Baltimore, Pittsburgh (1 game). MLB teams outdrawn by A […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/28: ...


Tempers have gotten hot only three weeks into the season as FIFTEEN ejections doubled the season total of ejections in just a week. This was in part due to the White Sox – Royals brawl which brought in four ejections. Beyond that, plenty of other items of note this week. Let’s take a look. The Marlins reclaimed their throne as the bottom of the attendance barrel, getting outdrawn by A, AA, and AAA teams this week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (30 AAA games), Tampa Bay (14) Baltimore, Seattle, Oakland, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Chicago White Sox, Detroit (7), Texas […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/21: ...


We’re into baseball season in April, and with it come the rain delays and cancellations. Both Minnesota and Texas only played four games this week, on account of a scheduled day off and some rainouts. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, some trouble getting butts in seats, as the Orioles had the lowest attended games in Oriole Park at Camden Yards history. Let’s take a look. With plenty of Minor League teams past their Opening Day stage, not a lot of high attendance in the minors, but the Orioles managed to outdo the Marlins, which is rare: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/14: ...



The 2019 MLB season has begun! Which is great news! For those of us new to Below the Box Score, we look at some of the stuff that you might not see compiled in other places, mainly MLB attendance, weather, time of game, and ejections. Let’s get into it With only a few days of minor league games happening, it was hard to be outdrawn by minor league teams, but 12 of the 30 MLB clubs somehow managed it: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (35 AAA games), Cincinnati (26), Pittsburgh (21), Kansas City (11), Cleveland and Toronto (9), […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 4/7: ...


It’s that time of the year again. Opening Day is TOMORROW!! It’s time for baseball fans to wake up from their hibernation and look forward to the 2019 season, unless you’re an Orioles fan like me.  Anyway, for the fourth year we’re looking at which MLB Team will travel the farthest. In 2016, it was the Seattle Mariners, in 2017 it was the Oakland A’s, and in 2018 it was the Los Angeles Angels . Will an AL West team retain the throne this year? Will it be the Astros or the Rangers to help finish the division? Let’s start with the […]

Which MLB Team Will Fly the Farthest in 2019?


The regular season has come to an end, and with it goes Below the Box Score.   We’ll have a full season recap for you soon, but first, a look at the last week of the regular season (ignoring both Game 163s here, which will surely be sellouts, right?). With the AAA playoffs being the only minor league baseball still being played, it was hard to get outdrawn by a lot of MiLB, but seven teams did: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay, Cincinnati, Seattle, Kansas City, Chicago White Sox (outdrawn by 2 AAA games), Baltimore, and Minnesota (outdrawn by […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 10/1: ...



With only a handful of days remaining in the season, and the AL Playoff picture already set, interest continues to wane in the also-rans. Eight teams managed crowds below 20,000 last week, including the AL Central leading Indians. Four averaged below the mark, with the Orioles averaging below 10,000 on the full week.  Only four teams managed to draw over 40,000 with only the Astros not averaging above that level. With the AAA playoffs being the only minor league baseball being played, it was hard to get outdrawn by a lot of MiLB, but four teams did: MLB teams outdrawn […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/24: ...


Editor note: Apologies about the delays and the short version of BtBS for this week. We’ll be back at full force next week With the ejection race seemingly settled, as well as a lot of playoff races, there weren’t much surprises this week in MLB.   Unsurprisingly, the hapless Orioles had trouble drawing fans for a few games against playoff-bound Oakland, with only 9,141 in attendance, less than a couple of AAA playoff games taking place this week. They were joined by a few other teams: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Baltimore (outdrawn by 2 AAA games), Tampa and Cincinnati […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/17: ...


After last week, the American League had narrowed the ejection gap between the two leagues down to one ejection.  Upon hearing this news from their diligent reading of AMSTS, the National League decided that this was the week to start putting an effort in.  THIRTEEN ejections by the NL alone, compared to the AL’s one.  A new weekly record for 2018 ejections.  Has the NL done it? Have they clinched their first ejection title in the past four years?  Stay tuned throughout September.   Twelve teams, a majority of the teams that hosted MLB games last week, saw crowds of […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/10: ...