Sox Index 3/12/12

Sox Index 3/12/12
Number of Freemasons in attendance...all of them...they're all Freemasons. It was Freemason Day at the ballpark // Photo courtesy of ArizonaGuide.com

Cincinnati Reds wins in 140 regular season games in 1919: 96

Chicago White Sox wins in 140 regular season games in 1919: 88

Joe Jackson 1919 World Series OPS: .956

1917 World Series OPS: .638

Joe Jackson, White Sox salary in 1919: $6,000

Buying power $6000 had in 1919 in 2012 dollars, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: $78,612.14

Average MLB ticket price in 1920: $1

In 2012 dollars: $11.33

White Sox, lowest single season win total since advent of 162 game schedule: 56 (1970)

Highest single season win total: 99 (1983, 2005)

White Sox Winning Percentage, all time: .506

Jim Spencer, number of RBI on both May 14, 1977 and July 2, 1977, and record for number of RBI in a game at Old Comiskey Park: 8

Jim Spencer RBI in the other 126 games he played during the 1977 season: 53

Paid attendance at Comiskey Park on 9/10/1976 for Nolan Ryan's 18 strikeout, 3 hit, 9 walk, complete game victory over the White Sox: 6,575

Innings pitched in a game by Greg Hibbard on May 7, 1991, tied for most all time in new Comiskey/U.S. Cellular: 10

Batters faced: 36

Runs allowed: 1

Strikeouts: 1

Consecutive scoreless innings by Wilson Alvarez between May 23 and July 4, 1997 at new Comiskey/U.S. Cellular, most all time: 33

Days after end of streak Alvarez was traded to San Francisco Giants: 27

Number of strikeouts by Sammy Sosa on June 9, 2000, most all time at new Comiskey/U.S. Cellular: 5

6/9/00 strikeouts of Sosa by Kip Wells: 2

By Sean Lowe: 1

By Bobby Howry: 1

By Bill Simas: 1

Number of hits allowed by Mark Buehrle over 9 innings on April 18, 2007: 0

Time of Game: 2:03

Number of hits allowed by Mark Buehrle over 9 innings on July 23, 2009: 0

Time of Game: 2:03

Alex Rios, 2011 spring training OPS: .956

2011 regular season OPS: .613

Gordon Beckham, 2011 spring training OPS: .838

2011 regular season OPS: .633

Adam Dunn, 2011 spring training OPS: .781

2011 regular season OPS: .569

Camelback Ranch net profit in 2011: $750,000

Reported cost of Camelback Ranch "baseball campus" in Glendale, AZ: $100,000,000*

Approximate development costs incurred by Arizona taxpayers: $67,000,000

Reported development costs incurred by the White Sox: $0

Teams with the best MLB record during the regular season to go on to win the World Series 1945 to 1961 (2 playoff teams): 9

1975 to 1991 (4 playoff teams): 6

1995 to 2011 (8 playoff teams): 3

Number of MLB playoff teams beginning in 2012: 10

 

*"In a league of its own - The Sox' new baseball complex hits it out of the park" Chicago Sun-Times - Sunday, February 22, 2009 Author: Dave Hoekstra

 

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