Sox Index: May 2012

Sox Index: May 2012
Imagine that this tote bag is all black with a Sox logo, and instead of resting on a boat dock it's on a vacant bleacher seat. // Coutesy A38footer at Wikimedia Commons

Number of no hitters by White Sox pitchers all time: 18

Franchise rank (tied): 2

Number of perfect games thrown by White Sox pitchers all time: 3

Franchise rank (tied): 1

Air miles between Chicago and 1967 White Sox AAA affiliate Indianapolis Indians: 165

White Sox call ups from AAA in 1967: 16

White Sox winning percentage in 1967: .549

Air miles between Chicago and 1968 White Sox AAA affiliate Hawaii Islanders (Honolulu): 4,250

White Sox call ups from AAA in 1968: 10

White Sox winning percentage in 1968: .414

Year White Sox lost their third most recent World Series appearance to the Cincinnati Reds: 1919

White Sox winning percentage against the Reds in 17 games since interleague play began in 1997: .824

Year White Sox lost their second most recent World Series appearance to the Brooklyn Dodgers: 1959

White Sox winning percentage against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 15 games since interleague play began in 1997: .733

Dollars per game Minnie Minoso earned playing for Ambrosia Candy in Havana in 1943: $2

Seasons Minoso played major league baseball (not including 10 PAs in 1976, 1980): 15

Seasons Minoso played in the Cuban, Negro, and Mexican Leagues: 15

MLB rank of Minoso’s .405 on base percentage from 1951 to 1957 (age 25-31 seasons) among players with more than 3000 plate appearances: 4

Hall of famers with 3000 PAs and a lower OBP during that span: 12

MLB ranks of White Sox hitters Minoso, Nellie Fox, and Sherm Lollar in times hit by pitch 1951 to 1957: 1,2,3

Number of games White Sox wore shorts in 1976: 3

White Sox winning percentage in those games: .667

Winning percentage for entire 1976 season: .398

Harold Baines' rank among White Sox hitters in G, PA, R, H, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, BB, IBB, SO, SF, & GDP from 1980 to 1989: 1

Richard Dotson's rank among White Sox pitchers in G, GS, IP, CG, W, L, H, ER, SO, BB, IBB, & HBP from 1980 to 1989: 1

Adam Dunn’s salary in 2004 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds when he hit 46 HRs: $445,000

Jake Peavy’s salary in 2004 as a member of the San Diego Padres when he led both leagues with a 2.27 ERA: $350,000

Alex Rios’ salary in 2006 as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006 when he posted a 4.4 bWAR, a .213 ISO, and made his first All Star Game appearance: $354,000

ERA of White Sox 2001 first round pick Kris Honel in nine starts for the Maui Na Koa Ikaika of the independent North American League and the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League in 2011: 5.63

Odds that White Sox 13th overall pick in 2012 amateur draft will be the organization’s top prospect in 2013 according to Kevin Goldstein: 3-2

Amount Jefferson Award winner Jerry Reinsdorf’s White Sox charities donated to build ballfields for local children and to the Salvation Army to help build Ray & Joan Kroc Center: $3,000,000

Cost of Bacardi at the Park restaurant at US Cellular to the government agency known as the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, at no cost, lease free, and with all future revenues going to Reinsdorf and the White Sox: $3,200,000

Total taxes and payments made to the city in 2010 by Reinsdorf and the White Sox for their stadium on state-owned property built by the ISFA: $2,000,000

Total municipal payments made by the Minnesota Twins in 2010: $12,500,000

By the Philadelphia Phillies: $18,500,000

Number of Mother’s Day Totes that will go out to "ladies 14 and over" at US Cellular Field on Sunday, May 13: 10,000

Average attendance at White Sox home games in 2012: 19,911

Estimated percentage of women that make up baseball’s fan base: 46%

Estimated number of left over tote bags likely to be reluctantly gifted to men: 841

 

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