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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 Midwest League, by the numbers:

0 What it costs to park at Beloit Snappers games
0 Number of taxpayer dollars used to construct West Michigan's Fifth Third Ballpark
0 The number of Class A teams, aside from Dayton and Kane County, that drew over a half million fans in 2005
1 Remaining charter members of the 1956 Class A Midwest League -- Clinton
1 or more The number of people who broke into a storage room at Shea Stadium on May 3, 1998, and stole a unicycle belonging to Mr. Met, who is now Dayton's Director of Entertainment, Derek Dye
2 The minimum number of Cedar Rapids Kernels that are available to sign autographs in the Ladco Autograph Booth at each home game
2 The number of Heisman Trophy winners and NBA Hall of Famers who are part owners of the Dayton Dragons -- Archie Griffin and Magic Johnson
2 The number of its former Major League affiliates that Clinton has outlived -- Seattle Pilots and Montreal Expos
2 The number of "game-worn" road jerseys for sale on Fort Wayne's website with a note below them that says, "No players wore jersey"
3 Number of times that the capacity of West Michigan's Old Kent Stadium had to be increased during the team's inaugural season in 1994
3 Number of consecutive seasons that the West Michigan Whitecaps broke the Class A single-season attendance record after their inception in 1994
3 Number of consecutive seasons that Jim Gabella has served as Burlington's manager -- just the second manager to do so in the Bees' 45 years in the MWL
3 The number of Minor League teams located in the city of Burlington (Iowa, Vermont and North Carolina) -- all three of which have been managed by Gabella
3.1 The number of acres covered by Beloit's Pohlman Field, according to the Snappers' website
4 The number of non-Triple-A teams that ranked in the Top 20 in attendance in all of Minor League Baseball -- two of which were Dayton and Kane County
4 Number of conecutive years that Dayton's Ryan Kapitzke had won the Midwest League's Sports Turf Manager of the Year award prior to having his string broken by Cedar Rapids' Jesse Roeder in 2005
6 Number of states represented in the Midwest League
6 Number of the top six all-time MWL single-season attendance marks owned by Kane County -- all within the last six years
6 Number of years that Southwest Michigan's Director of Stadium Operations, Robin Santiago, played for the Puerto Rican national softball team
6 Number of consecutive seasons in which Fort Wayne's attendance has increased
7 Number of MWL teams in the Top 20 in attendance among Class A teams in 2005
7 Fort Wayne's rank in Street & Smith Sports Business Journal's rating of 230 Minor League markets in the country
8 Dayton's rank in Street & Smith Sports Business Journal's rating of 230 Minor League markets in the country
8.55 Average price, in dollars, of box seats in the Midwest League
10 Miles of hotdogs served each season at West Michigan's Fifth Third Ballpark
10 Number of consecutive seasons that there has been at least one no-hitter in the Midwest League
11 Number of games pitched for the University of Illinois in 2005 by Fort Wayne intern Jake Stewart
13 The average number of luxury suites at the 14 Midwest League stadiums
14 The number of draught beers available at Kane County's Elfstrom Stadium
14 The number of newly constructed luxury suites to be added at Kane County's Elfstrom Stadium for the 2007 season
16 Number of yards receiving by former Cedar Rapids Kernel Quan Cosby in the national championship game for Texas
20 Number of years served by current league president George H. Spelius
22 Number of "Whitecaps" entries (out of 18,000 total) in West Michigan's Name the Team Contest in 1993, beating out nominees such as Apple Knockers, Beach fleas, Fruit Flies, Hunks, Mug-wumps and Nimrods
25 Dollars per hour to rent Beloit's mascot, Snappy the turtle
26 Average age, in years, of the 14 stadiums in the Midwest League
45 Number of years the Denver Bears held the Class A single-season attendance record before West Michigan broke it with 475,212 fans in its inaugural season
45 Number of miles between the Kane County Cougars in Geneva, Ill., and the Cubs and White Sox in Chicago
47 Number of West Michigan Whitecaps that have gone on to play in the Major Leagues since their inception in 1994
47 Number of Lansing Lugnuts that have played in the Major Leagues since their inception in 1996
68 Number of Peoria Chiefs that have gone on to play in the Major Leagues since 1983
80 Number of Kane County Cougars that have played in the Major Leagues since their inception in 1991
80 Percentage of Snappers fans that attend games from outside the immediate Beloit area
94 Number of Beloit Snappers that have gone on to play in the Major Leagues since 1982
100 The percentage of teams taken from the disbanded Three-I League in 1962 that are still in the MWL today -- Appleton (Wisconsin), Burlington and Cedar Rapids
123 The number of no-hitters in the MWL since the league's inception in 1956
428 Number of consecutive sell-outs at Dayton's Fifth Third Field
750 Number of fans that receive an envelope containing $1 to $100 at every Wednesday night game in Cedar Rapids
749 Number of those envelopes that don't contain $100
800 Price, in dollars, for one of Dayton's Dragons Luxury Suites, which includes 15 tickets, two parking passes, a mini-refrigerator, cable TV, leather furniture and a laptop with high-speed internet access
1,250 Monthly salary for an assistant groundskeeper position with the Beloit Snappers
1,400 Miles of grass mowed at West Michigan's Fifth Third Ballpark each season
1,750 Pounds of chalk used on the baselines at West Michigan's Fifth Third Ballpark each season
2,205 The margin by which Peoria broke its all-time single-season attendance record in 2005, drawing 256,612 in 68 openings, compared to 254,407 in 69 openings in 2002
2,700 Gallons of paint used in the construction of Lansing's Oldsmobile Park
3,682 Average attendance at Midwest League games in 2005 -- the highest average among Class A leagues
4,000 The projected capacity of a new SW Michigan stadium promised by D-Rays COO Alan Stein if 1,800 season tickets were sold prior to the 2006 season (They only sold around 300)
6,000 Gallons of soda served each season at West Michigan's Fifth Third Ballpark
6,329 Average capacity of the 14 Midwest League stadiums
6,900 Number of parking spaces within a quarter mile of Dayton's Fifth Third Field
9,004 Record number of fans that attend Peoria's O'Brien Field on July 27, 2005, the first of two nights in which Nomar Garciaparra rehabs with the club
9,602 Record number of fans that attend Peoria's O'Brien Field on July 28, 2005, the second of two nights in which Nomar Garciaparra rehabs with the club
21,476 Number of lightbulbs and lamps used in Lansing's Oldsmobile Park scoreboard
475,212 Number of fans drawn by the 1994 West Michigan Whitecaps, breaking the Class A record
507,989 Number of fans drawn by the 1995 West Michigan Whitecaps, breaking the Class A record
547,401 Number of fans drawn by the 1996 West Michigan Whitecaps, breaking the Class A record
581,853 Number of fans drawn by the 2000 Dayton Dragons, breaking the Class A record
590,382 Number of fans drawn by the 2003 Dayton Dragons, breaking the Class A record
593,663 Number of fans drawn by the 2004 Dayton Dragons, breaking the Class A record
3,700,000 Number of dollars allotted for the offseason renovation of Clinton's 69-year-old Alliant Energy Stadium
10,200,000 Number of dollars contributed by South Bend owner John Simmons' law firm, SimmonsCooper LLC, to fund a new cancer institute at Southern Illinois University
13,500,000 Number of dollars spent to renovate Quad Cities' 73-year-old John O'Donnell Stadium prior to the 2004 season
Compiled by Jason Ratliff, MLB.com