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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 South Atlantic League, by the numbers:

0 The number of teams that have had a “cooler” name than the 1939 Cooleemee Cools
0 Number of games attended by Charleston RiverDogs "Director of Fun" Bill Murray in 2005
0 Number of fans that attended the Charleston RiverDogs game on July 8, 2002 (Nobody Night)
0 Number of decibels during the Charleston RiverDogs game on July 14, 2003 (Silent Night)
1 The Sally's 2005 rank in total attendance (3,541,992) among Class A leagues
1 The number of South Atlantic League owners that were Rhodes Scholars in 1975 -- Lake County's Peter Carfagna
2 Years between playing for the Rome Braves and being memorialized by Rome Braves bobbleheads for Jeff Francoeur and Brian McCann
3 The number of consecutive years that the Sally League has eclipsed its old attendance record
4 The number of Sally League teams to score over 20 runs in a game in 2005 -- out of a total of five in the Minors
5 The number of consecutive years that Lakewood has led the SAL in attendance since joining the league in 2001
5 Number of 2006 SAL managers that played in the Majors
7 The number of times the North Division has beaten the South in the past eight SAL All-Star Games
8 The number of different teams that have won the SAL championship in the past eight years
8 The number of different states represented in the Sally League
8.41 Average price, in dollars, of box seats in the South Atlantic League
12 Length, in years, of the working agreement between the Asheville Tourists and the Colorado Rockies -- the longest in the SAL
15 The number of years since West Virginia's “Toastman,” Ron Blackstone, began throwing out pieces of toast when opposing hitters strike out
15 The approximate length, in seconds, of the Bull Durham scene shot at Asheville's McCormick Field, in which Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) hits his record-breaking home run as a member of the Tourists
16 The number of teams in the South Atlantic League -- tied with the PCL for the most of any league in the Minors
18 The age of Kannapolis Intimidators broadcaster Landon Sears
21 The number of SAL Hall of Famers who are also in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
23 Average age, in years, of South Atlantic League stadiums
26 The number of years since the current South Atlantic League was born out of the Western Carolinas League
27 Number of Charleston RiverDogs that have gone on to play in the Major Leagues since their inception in 1996
28 Number of Savannah Sand Gnats that have gone on to play in the Major Leagues since their inception in 1996
29 Years since Kannapolis Intimidators manager Omer Munoz played in the Little League World Series for Coquivacoa (Venezuela)
32 The number of miles between Winston-Salem and Greensboro -- the two closest teams in the SAL
36 The height, in feet, of the right-field wall at McCormick Field in Asheville
47 Number of seasons John Henry Moss has served as the Sally president
54 Years since Hickory Crawdads owner Don Beaver pitched in the Little League World Series
67 Percentage of Asheville's league-leading 167 home runs hit at their home field in 2005
78 Height, in inches, of Lakewood BlueClaws mascot, Buster
81 Number of years since Babe Ruth played his first exhibition game at Asheville's McCormick Field, reportedly saying, "My, my, what a beautiful place to play. Delightful. Damned delightful place!"
82 The number of years since Ty Cobb hit the first home run in the history of Asheville’s McCormick Field
143 The number of teams that have played in the South Atlantic League since its inception in 1906
301 The number of feet from home plate to the right-field wall at McCormick Field in Asheville
499 Number of Major Leaguers that have played in Asheville since 1897
1,000 Number of dollars to be given to the Greenville-area elementary school that submits the winning entry in the "Drive to Create the Team Mascot" contest
1,800 Number of names suggested for the new name of the Augusta GreenJackets mascot -- finalists include Bogey, Blazer, Auggie, Mulligan, and Divot (voting ended 2/28)
5,628 Average capacity of the 16 South Atlantic League stadiums
13,003 The number of fans who attended the Hickory-Lakewood game at FirstEnergy Park on August 26, 2002 -- the highest single-game attendance in SAL history
700,000 Number of dollars spent on renovations of Asheville's McCormick Field prior to the 2006 season
Compiled by Jason Ratliff, MLB.com