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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. Here's a look at Eastern League, by the numbers:

0 Number of home runs hit by Harrisburg manager John Stearns in 1980 when he was named a National League All-Star for the New York Mets
.077 Batting average of New Hampshire manager Doug Davis during his two-year Major League career
.176 Batting average of Bowie manager Don Werner during his seven-year Major League career
.176 Batting average of Reading manager P.J. Forbes during his two-year Major League career
.194 Batting average of New Britain manager Riccardo Ingram during his two-year Major League career
.208 Average of NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson when he was with the Albany Senators in 1937
.221 Batting average of Erie manager Duffy Dyer during his 14-year Major Leauge career
.228 Batting average of Akron manager Tim Bogar during his nine-year Major League career
.229 Batting average of Connecticut Defenders manager Dave Machemer during his two-year Major League career
.259 Batting average of Binghamton manager Juan Samuel during his 16-year Major League career
.289 Average of NBA Hall of Famer Bill Sharman when he was with Elmira in 1950
.329 The Eastern League's overall on-base percentage in 2005 -- lowest in the Minors
.592 Winning percentage of Akron's Tim Bogar in his first two seasons as a manager in the Minor Leagues
1 Number of Eastern League stadiums built before 1987 -- Reading's FirstEnergy stadium, 1950
1 Number of times a player has hit .400 in the Eastern League -- Harrisburg's Joe Munson hit .400 in 1925
1 Number of times New Hampshire Director of Corporate Sales Tim Daulton appeared on CNN's Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff in 2002 as Austin Powers impersonator "Boston Powers"
1 Number of times that the Eastern League batting title has been won with an average under .300 -- Pittsfield's Tony Torchia led the league with a .294 mark in 1968
2 Number of different EL teams that have led the league in attendance over the past nine years -- Akron (6) and Reading (3)
2 Number of states represented in the original six-team Eastern League
2 Number of times in the past 10 years that the EL's championship series has gone all five games
3 Number of Triple Crown pitching categories in which Juan Marichal led the EL in 1959 (18-13, 2.39 ERA, 208 K)
4 Number of Triple Crown winners in EL history -- Harrisburg's Joe Munson (1925), Charleston's Bob Chance (1963), Pittsfield's George Scott (1965) and Berkshire's Danny Thomas (1976)
5 Number of different league champions in the past five season (including co-champions in 2001)
6.94 The average price of a box seat in the Eastern League's 12 stadiums
8 Number of states represented in the current 12-team Eastern League
9 Consecutive number of seasons the EL has drawn over three million fans
11 Number of New Hampshire Fisher Cats that have gone on to play in the Major Leagues since their inception in 2003
17 Number of years baseball had been absent in New Hampshire before the Fisher Cats debuted in 2003
27 Number of Eastern League alumni who are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
41 The league-record number of home runs hit by Buffalo's Rick Lancelloti (1979) and NFL Hall of Famer Ken Strong (1930)
51 Number of cities that have housed Eastern League teams
69 Number of wins Connecticut manager Dave Machemer needs to become the franchise's all-time wins leader
70 The number of degrees west of the prime merdian of the Portland Sea Dogs -- the easternmost team in the Minors
73 Number of miles between Trenton and Reading -- the shortest road trip in the league
107 Number of picks between New Britain manager Riccardo Ingram and Akron manager Tim Bogar in the 1987 draft -- Ingram was taken with the 105th pick, Bogar with the 212th
131 Number of runs driven in by Portland's Kevin Millar in 1997 -- the second highest total in league history
138 Number of runs driven in by Binghamton's Ken Harrelson in 1962 -- a league record
500 Number of kids who receive a free hot dog, drink and chips at each Monday home game at New Hampshire
613 Number of times new Binghamton manager Juan Samuel struck out over the course of four seasons (1985-88), leading the National League each season
6,844 Number of wins accumulated by San Antonio since first joining the Texas League in 1888 -- the most in league history
709 Number of miles between New Hampshire and Akron -- the longest road trip in the league
1,000 Number of Connecticut Defenders fans who will have the opportunity to toss paper airplanes toward home plate during each Sunday home game -- the person whose plane lands closest to home plate will win two roundtrip tickets to anywhere in the continental United States
1,128 Number of wins accumulated by Connecticut manager Dave Machemer during his 16-year managing career -- seventh among all active managers
7,287 The average capacity of the Eastern League's 12 stadiums
30,330 Number of days between the formation of the Eastern League (March 23, 1923) and Opening Day 2006
69,000 Numbef of bricks used to build Altoona's Blair County Ballpark
280,000 Approximate number of LEDs to be incorporated into New Britain's new video board
1,000,000 Number of dollars earmarked for upgrades to Altoona's Blair County Ballpark, including the installation of a new 1,000-square-foot video board -- one of the largest in the Minor Leagues
3,944,195 Number of fans who attended Eastern League games in 2005 -- an all-time record
Compiled by Jason Ratliff,