Zeitgeist’s got numbers — good, bad, amusing, intriguing — that take the pulse of the Seattle sports scene
Feb. 13-19, 2011
In millions, the amount of money that Ken Griffey Jr. earned in his major league career. The Mariners hired Griffey as a special consultant on Tuesday.
Pitchers in Mariner camp who can reach triple digits throwing the baseball – Dan Cortes.
Ranked team that Washington has beaten on the road over the past seven years.
Dropped balls for catcher Miguel Olivo while catching knuckleballer Charlie Haeger during Monday’s first day of workouts at the Mariners’ spring training camp.
Rebounds by both UW’s Venoy Overton and C.J. Wilcox against Arizona State Thursday. Both were career highs.
Pitchers in Mariner camp who longtime team trainer Rick Griffin said he’d never seen throw before this week. The number includes kids up from the farm system and veterans who were in different organizations last year.
Fouls committed by Sounders forward Fredy Montero in 2010, placing him second highest on the team. A year earlier, he led the team in fouls.
Spots Arizona is ahead of Washington in the latest Associated Press men’s basketball rankings. The Wildcats are 21-4. Washington is 17-7. The Huskies beat Arizona by 17 points, 85-68, on Jan. 20. The teams play again Feb. 19.
Number of times that Washington’s Isaiah Thomas has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week this season, a honor he received Monday after averaging 22.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in wins over California and Stanford last week. Thomas joins Brandon Roy (2005-06), Jon Brockman (2007-08) and Quincy Pondexter (2009-10) as the only Huskies to claim the award at least three times in one season (Pondexter won it a Pac-10 record five times last season).
Shooting percentage for the Arizona Wildcats – from three-point range – against Washington Saturday. They made 11 of 18 attempts.
Scoring average for the Washington Huskies this season. Only one team in the nation is higher, Virginia Military at 90.3. And only one team in Husky history has scored higher, the 2005 team at 86.5.
In dollars, what the most expensive ticket for next fall’s Apple Cup will cost, when the event moves to Qwest Field while Husky Stadium undergoes renovation. Think that’s a gouge? Arizona slammed ticket holders with a high price of $185 for the Territorial Cup against Arizona State last November.
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