Skip to main content
jump to navigation
The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Below is an advertisement.

By the Numbers: Florida State League

Baseball is a game of numbers. These figures can be added, subtracted, divided, multiplied, bent, twisted and turned in any number of ways to tell a story about a player, a team or, in this case, a league. In preparation for the 2008 season, takes a numerical look at the Florida State League.

0 Hits allowed by Vero Beach's Wade Davis on April 29, 2007 against Brevard County. It was his second career no-hitter.
0 Facilities in the United States -- other than Palm Beach's Roger Dean Stadium -- that host two Minor League teams.
0 Runs allowed in his first starts in both the National and American leagues by Fort Myers Miracle pitching coach Eric Rasmussen, the only pitcher ever to accomplish the feat.
2 No-hitters pitched by the Tampa Yankees in 2007. Kevin Whelan, David Robertson and Joshua Schmidt blanked Jupiter on July 18 and Jose Veras and Daniel McCutchen duplicated the feat four nights later against Lakeland.
2 Age in months of Fort Myers' Erik Lis when Roger Clemens began his Major League career in 1984. Lis homered off the seven-time Cy Young Award winner on May 18, 2007.
2 Former Jupiter Hammerheads who have won the National League Rookie of the Year award (Dontrelle Willis, Jason Bay).
2 Florida State League championships won by Jim Leyland as Lakeland manager.
2 Home runs hit by Daytona Cubs manager Jody Davis in the 1984 National League Championship Series.
2 Single-season hitting records still held by Rome Braves manager Randy Ingle at Appalachian State University.
2 Hall of Famers off whom new St. Lucie Mets manager Tim Teufel homered during his Major League career (Tom Seaver, Don Sutton).
4 Former New York Mets players who have managed St. Lucie (Clint Hurdle, John Gibbons, Gary Carter, Tim Teufel).
4 Consecutive playoff appearances by the Dunedin Blue Jays from 2003-06.
5 Pitcher of the Week awards won by members of the Tampa Yankees in 2007.
5 Former first-round draft picks who pitched for the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2007 (Jacob Marceaux, Brett Sinkbeil, Aaron Thompson, Ryan Tucker, and Chris Volstad).
5 Florida State League championships won by the St. Lucie Mets.
7 Games in the 1973 World Series in which Dunedin Blue Jays pitching coach Darold Knowles made a relief appearance.
8 Players who pitched for both the Tampa Yankees and New York Yankees in 2007 (Phil Hughes, Jose Veras, Jeff Karstens, Roger Clemens, Chien-Ming Wang, Kei Igawa, Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy).
8 Bases stolen by the Lakeland Flying Tigers in a 5-3 loss to the Brevard County Manatees on June 9, 2007.
8 Major League wins by Jupiter Hammerheads pitching coach Reid Cornelius.
10 Minor League teams managed by Palm Beach Cardinals skipper Gaylen Pitts.
10 Years Daytona's Jackie Robinson Ballpark has been on the National Register of Historic Places.
12 Consecutive wins by the Fort Myers Miracle from Aug. 5-17, 2007, tying the franchise record.
13 Years the Clearwater Threshers went without a Florida State League championship before winning the 2007 Finals, 3-1.
16 Years Daytona has been affilated with the Cubs organization.
17 Wins by Clearwater's Andrew Carpenter in 2007 to set a single-season team record.
21 Consecutive batters retired by Clearwater's Andrew Carpenter, who pitched a seven-inning perfect game against Fort Myers on Aug. 27, 2007.
22 Number retired on July 20, 2007 by the Daytona Cubs in honor of current hitting coach Richie Zisk.
26 Career postseason hits by Tampa Yankees manager Luis Sojo.
28 Saves recorded by Todd Doolittle in 2007 to set a Jupiter Hammerheads single-season record.
28 Years Dunedin Blue Jays manager Omar Malave has spent in the Toronto organization as a player, coach and manager.
34 Major League extra-base hits by Sarasota Reds hitting coach Ryan Jackson.
40 Birthday celebrated last August by Brevard County Manatees president Charlie Baumann when he took a pie to the face.
42 Years the Lakeland Flying Tigers have been affiliated with the Detroit Tigers.
54 Florida State League-leading appearances by Sarasota's Derrik Lutz in 2007.
75 Bases stolen by Lakeland's Ovandy Suero in 2007 to lead the Minor Leagues.
81 Victories posted in 2007 by the Sarasota Reds, establishing a team record.
100 Major League pinch-hits by Fort Myers Miracle hitting coach Jim Dwyer.
112 Major League home runs hit by Vero Beach Devil Rays manager Jim Morrison.
139 Minor League home runs hit by new Clearwater Threshers manager Razor Shines.
145 Strikeouts by Vero Beach's Jake McGee in 2007 to lead the Florida State League.
245 Major League wins by new Palm Beach Cardinals pitching coach Dennis Martinez.
314 Minutes played by the Clearwater Threshers and Tampa Yankees on April 17, 2007. Clearwater scored three times in the 20th inning for a 4-1 win.
500 Career victories for new Brevard County Manatees manager Mike Guerrero.
520 Miles from Pensacola, Fla. (birthplace of Vero Beach Devil Rays manager Jim Morrison) to Melbourne, Fla. (birthplace of Doors lead singer Jim Morrison).
3,093 Florida State League victories by the Lakeland Flying Tigers.
6,130 Ceremonial first pitches thrown before a Brevard County Manatees game at Space Coast Stadium on April 28, 2007.
10,257 Attendance at Tampa's Legends Field to see Roger Clemens' 2007 season debut on May 18. It was the largest crowd in Florida State League history.
19,152 Dollars raised by the Vero Beach Devil Rays in 2007 for local charitable organizations.
200,778 Combined attendance by the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals in 2006 to set a Roger Dean Stadium record.
Compiled by Daren Smith,