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By the Numbers: Pacific Coast 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 Pacific Coast League.

0 Hits allowed by Oklahoma RedHawks pitching coach Andy Hawkins in the New York Yankees' 4-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox on July 1, 1990.
1 Innings pitched by Tacoma Rainiers pitching coach Dwight Bernard in the 1982 World Series.
1 Mixed drinks named after New Orleans Zephyrs hitting coach Jack Voigt.
2 Perfect games thrown by Nashville Sounds pitchers since 2003; there has been just one other perfect game in the PCL's 104-year history.
2 Home runs hit by Omahaís Ramon Martinez in the first inning on July 12, 1996. Five fans won $1,000 apiece as part of the team's "Blast For Cash" promotion.
2 Starts by Albuquerque Isotopes pitching coach Rich Gale in the 1980 World Series.
3 Major League teams managed by Colorado Springs Sky Sox hitting coach Rene Lachemann.
3 Consecutive American North Division titles won by the Nashville Sounds.
3 Single-season Albuquerque Isotopes franchise records (at-bats, hits, triples) set by Robert Andino in 2007.
3 Pacific Coast League championships won by the Sacramento River Cats in the last five years.
3 Consecutive innings in which Fresno's Scott McClain homered on Aug. 21, 2007 against Salt Lake.
3 North American Hockey League championships won by Tacoma Rainiers owner Kirby Schlegel.
3 Consecutive games in which the Oklahoma RedHawks hit grand slams from May 11-13, 2007.
3 Big league pitching appearances by Las Vegas 51s hitting coach John Moses, who spent 11 years in the Majors as an outfielder.
4 Bases stolen by Reggie Abercrombie on May 6, 2007 to set an Albuquerque Isotopes' team record.
4 College World Series appearances for Oklahoma RedHawks hitting coach Randy Whisler while attending Oklahoma State from 1982-85.
5 Grand slams hit in 2007 by Portland's Pete Laforest to set a Pacific Coast League record.
6 Division titles won by the Sacramento River Cats in the last eight years.
6 Consecutive games in which Nashville's Laynce Nix homered from Aug. 13-20, 2007.
6 Former Portland Beavers enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
7 Consecutive seasons without a rainout at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock (2000-06).
7 Home runs hit by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in victories last season over the Tacoma Rainiers on June 7 and the Iowa Cubs on July 26.
8 Runs driven in by New Orleans' Jake Gautreau on June 9, 2007 in a 19-4 rout of Iowa.
8 Runs driven in by Memphis' Tagg Bozied on Aug. 1, 2007 in a wild 16-13 win over Tacoma.
10 Home runs hit by Minor League leader Craig Brazell in 13 games against the Oklahoma RedHawks in 2007.
11 World Series games played by New Orleans Zephyrs manager Ken Oberkfell.
12 Area high schools who will play a game at Fresno's Chukchansi Park in 2008.
12 Winning seasons in the 14-year history of the Salt Lake Bees.
14 Total bases amassed by Colorado Springs' Seth Smith when he hit for the cycle against Las Vegas on Aug. 17, 2007.
14 Years spent by Albuquerque Isotopes manager Dean Treanor as a member of the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
20 Estimated number of feral cats that inhabit Portland's PGE Park.
22 Copley guitars given to Nashville Sounds players since July 2004 as rewards for hitting home runs off Greer Stadiumís guitar-shaped scoreboard.
23 Hits amassed by the New Orleans Zephyrs to set a club record in a 17-8 triumph over Albuquerque on April 24, 2007.
25 Consecutive seasons the Las Vegas 51s have topped the 300,000 mark in attendance.
26 Hits accumulated by the Tucson Sidewinders in a 17-12 victory over the Las Vegas 51s. Robby Hammock collected five hits and five RBIs.
33 Elementary schools in the Omaha area who are part of the Omaha Royals' "Hit the Books" reading program.
34 Home runs hit in 2007 by Valentino Pascucci, who became the first member of the Albuquerque Isotopes to lead the PCL in homers.
41 Number of episodes of MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," which starred Tacoma Rainiers part-owner Nick Lachey.
54 Doubles hit by Las Vegas' Delwyn Young in 2007 to tie the Pacific Coast League modern-era record. Tulsa's Walt Williams also had 54 doubles in 1966.
54 Stolen bases by Iowa Cubs manager Pat Listach in 1992, when he was named American League Rookie of the Year.
56 Approximate age of Hall of Famer Satchel Paige when he pitched for the Portland Beavers in 1961.
61 Years the Portland Beavers went without a PCL batting champion until Brian Myrow in 2007.
73 Percentage of players who have worn the Iowa Cubs uniform since 1997 who have reached the Major Leagues.
86 Errors committed by the Nashville Sounds in 2007, the lowest single-season total in PCL history.
96 Career pinch hits by Round Rock Express manager Dave Clark.
102 Major League saves recorded by Omaha Royals pitching coach Tom Burgmeier.
107 Pitches thrown by Nashville's Manny Parra during his perfect game against Round Rock on June 25.
116 Strikeouts by Memphis Redbirds pitching coach Blaise Ilsley in 1985, the year he led the New York-Penn League.
181 Franchise-record player transactions by the Albuquerque Isotopes in 2007.
250 Seating capacity at the new outdoor picnic area at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium.
262 Career Minor League home runs by Fresno Grizzlies first baseman Scott McClain.
492 Victories by RedHawks skipper Bobby Jones, the winningest Triple-A manager in Oklahoma City history.
540 Size, in square feet, of the new video board at Las Vegas' Cashman Field.
1,000 Orange T-shirts that will be given out at every Friday home game in 2008 by the Fresno Grizzlies as part of Orange-Out Fridays.
8,179 Lamps used in Nashville's famous guitar-shaped scoreboard.
15,188 Crowd at Principal Park on June 8, 2007 to set an Iowa franchise record.
26,276 Hot dogs consumed at Albuquerque's Isotopes Park during the team's annual 50-cent hot dog promotion on April 23, 2007.
54,405 Fans the Iowa Cubs need to reach the 12 million mark in all-time attendance.
380,000 Number of specially manufactured bricks used to build Memphis' AutoZone Park.
1,200,000 Crushed bricks, in pounds, that make up the warning track at Sacramento's Raley Field.
Compiled by Daren Smith,