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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 Florida State League, by the numbers:

.203 The Clearwater Threshers' home winning percentage in 2005 -- the lowest in the Minors
.639 Lakeland's 2005 winning percentage -- the highest of any full-season team in the Minors
.667 The Lakeland Tigers' home winning percentage in 2005 -- the highest among all full-season teams in the Minors
1 The number of stadiums in the country that serve as home to two different Minor League teams -- Roger Dean Stadium (Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals)
1 The number of full-season Minor League teams that hit no more than four doubles in a game in 2005 -- Fort Myers
1 Number of Vero Beach employees who list their favorite musician as Lawrence Welk -- Betty Rollins, Coordinator of Advertising Sales
1 Number of Hall of Famers coaching in the FSL in 2006 -- Gary Carter
2 Number of current FSL cities that had teams in the original Class D Florida State League in 1919 -- Lakeland and Tampa
2 Number of seasons Brevard County Manatees president Charlie Baumann spent as a kicker in the NFL
2 Number of full-season Minor League teams that issued no more than seven walks in a game last year -- one of which was Palm Beach
3.04 The number of walks issued per game in the FSL in 2005 -- the lowest average in the Minor Leagues
5 Number of dollars it costs for a family of four to attend a Brevard County Manatees game on Sundays if they present a church bulletin
5 The number of Minor League teams that stole no more than two stolen bases in a game in 2005 -- one of which was Dunedin
6.50 Average price, in dollars, of box seats in the 12 FSL stadiums
7 Number of FSL managers who played in the big leagues -- Ramon Aviles, Don Buford, Gary Carter, Greg Legg, Luis Salazar, Donnie Scott and Luis Sojo
8 The number of players from the FSL that have gone on to the Hall of Fame -- Stan Musial, Early Wynn, Al Lopez, Johnny Bench, Jim Palmer, Rod Carew, Ferguson Jenkins and Rollie Fingers
11 Number of seasons it took for Daytona Cubs superfan "Front Row" Joe Rowe to attend 700 consecutive home games (accomplished on August 2, 2005)
12 Number of days former Major Leaguer Pat Listach was officially the Daytona Cubs manager before being bumped up to Double-A West Tenn on January 17
16 Number of years current FSL president Chuck Murphy has been in office
18 Number of games Stan Musial won as a pitcher for Daytona in 1940
21 Number of presidents the FSL has had since 1919
24.99 Price, in dollars, for a Brevard County Manatees fitted home cap
25 The number of degress north of the equator of the Fort Myers Miracle -- the southernmost team in the Minors
26 The number of years that the Florida State League champion has received the Watson Spoelstra Trophy
30 Average age of the 12 stadiums in the Florida State League
31 Number of cities that have hosted Florida State League teams
33 Number of Jupiter Hammerheads that have gone on to play in the Major Leagues since their inception in 1998
39 Age disparity between Daytona Cubs manager Don Buford (69) and Fort Myers manager John Boles (30)
44 Number of home runs Andy LaRoche was on pace to hit when he was promoted from Vero Beach -- 11 more than the league record
50 The number of years that Lakeland has had a team in the FSL -- most in the league
51 Years since Dan Keith hit .400 for Sanford/Daytona Beach -- the only .400 season in FSL history
60 Years since Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Montreal Royals in a Spring Training game at Daytona, on March 17, 1946
77 Number of double plays turned by the Tampa Yankees in 2005 -- the lowest among all full-season teams in the Minors
89 Height, in inches, of Jupiter mascot Hamilton R. Head
92 Number of roundtrippers by which Gary Carter outhomered the other six FSL managers who played in the Major Leagues (324 to 232)
99 Number of runs Daytona manager Don Buford scored for Baltimore in three consecutive seasons (1969-1971), helping the Orioles reach the World Series each year
100 Number of dollars it cost Daytona fans to get a a 3-inch by 3-inch Cubs tattoo in exchange for lifetime season tickets
366.8 Number of miles covered by Fort Myers prinicipal owner Marvin Goldkang in the 14 marathons he has completed
1,209 Number of times St. Lucie Mets hitters struck out in 2005 -- a Minor League high and all-time single-season record in the Florida State League
2,005 The attendance at Daytona on the final day of the 2005 season, giving the Cubs a franchise record for season attendance (127,060)
4,218 The number of honorary first pitches thrown out before the Brevard County Manatees game on August 27, 2005 -- a new world record
7,269 Average capacity of the 12 Florida State League stadiums
75,000 Dollars of damage done to Daytona's Jackie Robinson Ballpark by Hurricane Donna in 1960
500,000 Cost, in dollars, of the original construction of Joker Merchant Stadium in 1966
986,771 Number of fans that attended Florida State League games in 2005 -- the league's highest total since 1997
11,000,000 Cost, in dollars, of the recent renovation to Joker Merchant Stadium
Compiled by Jason Ratliff,