Zeitgeist’s got numbers — good, bad, amusing, intriguing — that take the pulse of the Seattle sports scene.
March 20-26, 2011
Of 10 non-walk-on-player options to start a game for Washington this past basketball season. Terrence Ross started the fewest times, four. (Todd Dybas)
Washington basketball players who started every game this year, Isaiah Thomas and Justin Holiday. (Todd Dybas)
Mariners who have hit home runs in Cactus League play entering Friday’s day/night split-squad games against the Cubs in Mesa and against the Dodgers in Peoria. The team has a total of 21 homers in 24 games, which is a pace Seattle would do well to keep up in the regular season. (John Hickey)
Where Henry Hasselbeck, the five-year-old son of Matt Hasselbeck ranked out of 5.9 million entries in his ESPN.com bracket after 48 games of the NCAA Tournament. That placed him in the top one percent of all entries (Steve Rudman)
Number of marijuana busts for the Washington State basketball team, after DeAngelo Castro after an early-morning interaction with a Pullman police officer. Previously, Reggie Moore and Klay Thompson had run afoul of the law (Steve Rudman)
In millions, the value put on the Seattle Mariners franchise by Forbes Magazine on the eve of the 2011 season. That ranks 15th among the 30 MLB teams (John Hickey).
Earned run average for LHP Erik Bedard this spring after he improved to 2-0 by defeating San Diego 4-1 in Cactus League play on Sunday (Steve Rudman).
Assists by North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall in the Tar Heels’ 86-83 win over Washington in the second round of the NCAA Tournament — five more than the previous record by an opponent against the Huskies in a postseason game, 9, by Tommy Amaker, Duke, 1984 (Steve Rudman).
Batting average for Michael Saunders, bidding for the starting job in left field, through Sunday’s spring training games. Other left field candidate, Milton Bradley, hitting .345 (Steve Rudman).
Following a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls, the number of times the Sounders have failed to score a goal in an MLS match (regular season and playoffs) since their inaugural season of 2009. In other words, the Sounders don’t score in 21 percent (17-for-64) of their matches (Steve Rudman).
Number of combined starts by Washington Huskies’ returning players next season.
Number of wins for UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar since 2005 — the most by a coach in any seven-year span in school history (Steve Rudman).
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