Great Lakes Loons - Wrap-up

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, Great Lakes Loons,   From Issue 645   By: Jack B Tany

20th September, 2007     0

The Great Lakes Loons . . . by the number:

1
- The number of days it took the Los Angeles Dodgers to fire Lance Parrish after the season ended

2 - The number of fire pits located at Dow Diamond

3 - The cost of parking on-site at Dow Diamond

5 - The Loons ranking amongst Midwest League teams in terms of total attendance and average attendance

7 - The number of vowels in shortstop Francisco Lizarraga's name

8 - The total number of runs scored in the season finale (Fort Wayne 6, Great Lakes 2)

8.50 - The cost for a Reserve Box Seat at Dow Diamond

12 - The number of luxury suites at Dow Diamond

13 - Lance Parrish's uniform numbers as a player and a manager

15 - The number of home runs hit by Josh Bell which led the team

19 - The age of pitcher Clayton Kershaw on opening day

23 - The number of full-time people employed by the Loons

24 - The cost of a Loons' fitted baseball cap

30 - The total number of sellouts at Dow Diamond during the Loons' inaugural season

35 - The total number of errors committed by third baseman Josh Bell which led the team

43 - The number of closed circuit TV's at Dow Diamond

50 - The number of handicap accessible seats at Dow Diamond

57 - The total number of victories in its inaugural season

67 - The age of William Stavropoulos, the Loons' Founder and Foundation President

68 - The number of regular season home games the Loons played at Dow Diamond this past season

75 - The cost of a replica Loons' jersey in the Loons Loft

82 - The total number of losses the Loons suffered during its first season

100.9 - The Loons games were broadcast on Wheelz 101 (WYLZ-FM)

119 - The number of strikeouts Preston Mattingly and Trayvon Robinson each had during the season

227 - The total number of errors committed by the Loons during the season, the worst in the league

265 - The listed weight of Loons' first baseman Rick Taloa.

312 - What Eduardo Perez batted for the season, which was the third highest in the  Midwest League

365 - The Loons' Post Office Box

400 - The deepest part of the ballpark is 400 feet to straight-away centerfield

700 - The approximate number of parking spaces on-site at Dow Diamond

1,200 - The number of job seekers who attended the first-ever Loons Job Fair in Midland

1956 - The year Lance Parrish was born

2008 - Next year's home opener is Thursday, April 3rd

4,773 - The average home attendance for the Loons at Dow Diamond

5,300 - The total seating capacity at Dow Diamond

5,515 - The attendance at the Loons' final home game of the season

6,300 - The number of cubic yards of concrete used to construct Dow Diamond

48640 - The Zip Code for Dow Diamond

324,564 - The total season attendance at Dow Diamond

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