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By the Numbers: South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic League.

0 Playoff losses suffered by the Columbus Catfish in 2007 en route to the first South Atlantic League championship in team history.
0 Hits allowed by Greenville's Daniel Bard and Ryan Phillips in a rain-shortened, six-inning victory over Kannapolis on June 11, 2007. It was the first no-hitter in Drive history.
1 Players, other than new Columbus Catfish manager Matt Quatraro, with .400 career batting averages at Old Dominion University.
1 World Series rings won by Fred Green, father of Hickory Crawdads manager Gary Green.
1 Members of the Arizona Diamondbacks, other than Charleston RiverDogs hitting coach Greg Colbrunn, who have hit for the cycle.
1 Hits allowed by Hagerstown Suns pitching coach Paul Menhart in his only Major League complete game on Aug. 2, 1995.
1 Former American League presidents (Gene Budig) who are part of the Charleston RiverDogs ownership group.
2 No-hitters pitched by the Lake County Captains against the Delmarva Shorebirds during the 2007 season. Carlton Smith, Austin Creps and Luis Perdomo combined on one on June 24 and Hector Rondon and Neil Wagner performed the feat nine days later.
2 Single-season hitting records still held by Rome Braves manager Randy Ingle at Appalachian State University.
2 Managers ejected in a span of two pitches on June 2, 2007 (Lakewood's Steve Roadcap and Lake County's Chris Tremie).
2 Consecutive seasons a member of the Hickory Crawdads has led the South Atlantic League in RBIs.
2 Minor League ballparks older than Hagerstown's Municipal Stadium.
2 Major League three-homer games by new Hagerstown Suns manager Darnell Coles.
3 Hits allowed by Augusta GreenJackets pitching coach Ross Grimsley in his first of 15 Major League shutouts.
3 Hall of Famers (Kirby Puckett, Robin Yount, Cal Ripken) struck out by new Hickory Crawdads pitching coach Jeff Johnson during his three-year Major League career.
3 Consecutive seasons the Greensboro Grasshoppers have won the South Atlantic League General Manager of the Year award.
4 Shutouts pitched by West Virginia Power pitching coach John Curtis for the Boston Red Sox in 1973.
5 Bases stolen by Spike McDougall of the Greensboro Grasshoppers on July 21, 2007 to tie the South Atlantic League record.
5 Consecutive winning seasons for the Charleston RiverDogs, the longest current streak in the South Atlantic League.
6 Consecutive games in which Columbus' Ryan Royster homered from Aug. 5-11, 2007.
6 Home runs hit on June 14, 2007 by Jonathan Still, Josh Reddick and Reid Engel, who became the first teammates in Greenville Drive history to slug two roundtrippers in the same game.
7 Walks issued by new Charleston RiverDogs pitching coach Jeff Ware in his first Major League win on Sept. 8, 1995.
7 Consecutive seasons the Lakewood BlueClaws have led the South Atlantic League in attendance.
7 Players selected ahead of Greenville Drive pitching coach Bob Kipper in the 1982 First-Year Player Draft.
8 Seasons Charley Taylor has served as pitching coach of the Lexington Legends.
9 Runs driven in by Greensboro's Scott Cousins in the Grasshoppers' 13-7 romp over Hickory on Aug. 22, 2007.
9 Years between Major League appearances by new Lake County Captains manager Aaron Holbert.
10 Consecutive wins by the Hickory Crawdads in July 2007 to set a team record.
10 Total bases accumulated by Jordan Parraz on July 26, 2007, when he became the first player in Lexington Legends history to hit for the cycle.
10 Bases stolen by the Augusta GreenJackets in a 10-4 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on April 13, 2007.
10 Uniform number worn by new Lexington Legends hitting coach Stubby Clapp that was retired by the Memphis Redbirds on April 21, 2007.
11 Major League home runs hit by Kannapolis Intimidators hitting coach Andy Tomberlin.
12 Consecutive wins by the Augusta GreenJackets to start the 2007 season, setting a South Atlantic League record.
12 Runs scored by the Lake County Captains in the fifth inning of a 16-0 rout of the Hickory Crwadads on May 1, 2007.
14 Consecutive victories by the West Virginia Power from April 12-27 to set a franchise record.
14 Victories by Asheville Tourists pitching coach Doug Linton in 1987, when he set the Myrtle Beach Pelicans record for winning percentage (.875).
17 Victories by Columbus' Heath Rollins and Asheville's Keith Weiser in 2007, becoming the 19th and 20th pitchers in South Atlantic League history to reach that figure.
18 Shutouts pitched by the Augusta GreenJackets in 2007, tying for the Minor League high.
19 Sellout crowds at Augusta's Lake Olmstead Stadium in 2007, a team record.
21 Home runs hit by Greenville's Jon Still in 2007 to set the single-season team record.
22 Outs recorded by Savannah Sand Gnats pitching coach Jonathan Hurst in his only Major League win on July 9, 1992.
23 Strikeouts recorded by the Rome Braves in a 16-inning loss to the Columbus Catfish on April 22, 2007.
25 Home runs hit by Kannapolis' Chris Carter in 2007 to set a club record.
38 South Atlantic League hitting streak record, set by Mitch Hilligoss of the Charleston RiverDogs from April 18-June 1, 2007.
40 Doubles by Asheville Tourists hitting coach Houston Jimenez in 1995, the year he led the Mexican League in that category.
76 Punt return yards by new West Virginia Power hitting coach Jim Lett at the University of Kentucky in 1970.
78 Average number of wins by the Charleston RiverDogs over the last five years.
83 Years baseball has been played at Savannah's Grayson Stadium.
93 RBIs by Kannapolis' Brandon Allen and Chris Carter in 2007 to set a team record.
98 Stolen bases in the Midwest League in 1988 by new Delmarva Shorebirds manager Ramon Sambo.
122 Career Minor League saves by Rome Braves pitching coach Jim Czajkowski.
561 Wins by Asheville Tourists manager Joe Mikulik, the most in team history.
608 Victories by Savannah Sand Gnats hitting coach George Greer at Wake Forest, where he is the winningest coach in school history.
904 Career Minor League victories by Lakewood BlueClaws manager Steve Roadcap.
1,946 Points scored as a basketball player at the University of Oklahoma by new Delmarva Shorebirds hitting coach Ryan Minor.
9,222 Crowd at Lexington's Applebee's Park on June 6, 2006, when Roger Clemens started for the Legends.
10,602 Miles traveled by the Lake County Captains' bus in 2007.
53,000 Money raised by the Lexington Legends at their 2008 Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 26.
441,106 Franchise-record attendance for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2007.
2,999,999 Fans who attended games at Lakewood's FirstEnergy Park before Lou Ameika of Lakewood walked through the gates on July 16, 2007.
Compiled by Daren Smith,