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By the Numbers: Texas 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 Texas League.

0 Texas Leaguers who had hit for the cycle in 2007 before Arkansas' Aaron Peel performed the feat on May 22 in a 15-11 loss to Corpus Christi.
1 Texas League teams (Corpus Christi Hooks) offering Spanish-language content on their websites.
1 Kevin Costner movies -- "For Love of the Game" -- in which new San Antonio Missions manager Bill Masse had a role.
2 Skippers who have spent more than two years managing the Tulsa Drillers (Bobby Jones, Stu Cole).
3 Consecutive seasons the Arkansas Travelers have led the Texas League in stolen bases.
3 Texas League teams that have won Minor League Baseball's John H. Johnson President's Award (El Paso, 1986; Tulsa, 1999; Midland, 2007).
3 Consecutive seasons the Frisco RoughRiders have led the Texas League in attendance.
5 Innings pitched by new Springfield Cardinals pitching coach Bryan Eversgerd in his only Major League start on May 20, 1994.
5 Texas League no-hitters pitched on the date Aug. 11.
5 Times Arkansas Travelers executive vice president/COO Bill Valentine has been named Texas League Executive of the Year.
6 Grammy Awards won by Justin Timberlake, who will play a member of the Corpus Christi Hooks in the upcoming movie "The Open Road."
6 Consecutive seasons the Midland RockHounds have topped the 250,000 mark in attendance.
6 Hall of Famers against whom new San Antonio Missions hitting coach Terry Kennedy homered during his big-league career (Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton, Bruce Sutter, Phil Niekro, Ferguson Jenkins).
7 Years that Webster Garrison has been a player, coach or manager on the Midland RockHounds.
7 Hits allowed by Frisco RoughRiders pitching coach Terry Clark in his only Major League shutout on Aug. 27, 1988.
9 Unique rest rooms at Frisco's Dr Pepper Ballpark that were designed by an interior decorator.
10 Consecutive victories by the Corpus Christi Hooks from May 20-June 2, 2007, tying a franchise record.
10 Total bases accumulated by San Antonio's Will Venable, who on May 30, 2007 became the first Mission in five years to hit for the cycle.
10 Innings pitched by Tulsa Drillers pitching coach Bo McLaughlin in a complete-game shutout for the Houston Astros on July 25, 1976.
11 Texas League championships won by the San Antonio Missions.
13 Former Tulsa Drillers who won a National League pennant with the Colorado Rockies in 2007.
20 Years that Northwest Arkansas Naturals manager Brian Poldberg has spent in the Kansas City Royals organization.
21 Strikeouts recorded by Tulsa's Dave Righetti on July 16, 1978 to set a Texas League nine-inning record.
23 Saves recorded by Corpus Christi's Kyle Middleton in 2007 to set a team record.
25 Luxury suites at Northwest Arkansas' Arvest Ballpark.
29 Stolen bases by Arkansas Travelers hitting coach Eric Owens in 2000 to lead the San Diego Padres.
46 Years since the Arkansas Travelers had a league batting champion.
62 Home runs hit by Shreveport's Ken Guettler in 1956, still a Texas League record.
85 Victories by the Frisco RoughRiders in 2007 to set a team record.
93 Runs driven in during the 2007 season by Ray Sadler, who became the first member of the Corpus Christi Hooks to lead the Texas League in RBIs.
148 Major League home runs hit by Springfield Cardinals hitting coach Derrick May and his father, Dave.
299 Minutes played by the Wichita Wranglers and Corpus Christi Hooks on Sept. 15, 2006 in the longest playoff game in Texas League history.
326 Minutes played by the Corpus Christi Hooks and Midland RockHounds on April 26, 2007. The Hooks' Tim Raines Jr. ended the 18-inning marathon with an RBI single.
586 Pitches thrown by the Corpus Christi Hooks and Midland RockHounds in their 18-inning game on April 26, 2007.
609 Home runs hit by Sammy Sosa, who was traded with Arkansas Travelers pitching coach Ken Patterson for George Bell on March 30, 1992.
2,363 Wins by the Arkansas Travelers as an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1966-2000.
7,078 Average attendance at Springfield's Hammons Field in 2007, ranking second in Double-A baseball.
10,997 Seating capacity at Tulsa's Drillers Stadium, the largest facility in Double-A baseball.
372,475 Franchise-record attendance for the Arkansas Travelers in 2007.
Compiled by Daren Smith,