Monday, September 23, 2002
The Last Game, By the Numbers
1: Red rose, placed in the middle of the Reds' C logo behind home plate prior to the game.
3: Hours it took to play Sunday's finale.
6: Dollars that Anne Carr, 78, of Sedamsville, paid for a program. She's been a season-ticket holder since 1972.
7: Number of construction workers at Great American Ball Park who watched Cinergy Field closing ceremonies from the new ballpark. All were wearing hard hats.
12: Members of the Schecker family of Springdale who attended Sunday's game. We're serious Reds fans and we knew it was important to be here, says Charlyne Schecker, who came with her husband, Tom.
14: Number Tom Browning spray painted on the mound, in honor of Pete Rose.
15: Number of hours Mike Smith, 35, of Haysville, and his 15-year-old son, Jerry, drove from Haysville, Kan., in their green Ford Escort.
18: Number of people who signed the red cast on the left arm of Heather Baruxes, 9, of Lawrenceburg who came with her family.
28: Number of inches that separate Cinergy and Great American Ball Park, at their closest point.
60: Steps up the upper deck, walked by Steve Conrad of Springdale while carrying his 20-
month old son, Brendan. A real workout, he says with a smile, from atop Section 333 in the outfield, behind the scoreboard.
63: Wins by Tom Browning at Cinergy, the most by any pitcher.
154: Most home runs at Cinergy, by Johnny Bench.
768: Strikeouts by Mario Soto at Cinergy, the most by any pitcher,
1,412-1159-4: Wins, losses and ties by Reds in the 32-year history of Cinergy Field.
4,192: The number flashed on a TV monitor, representing Pete Rose's record-breaking hit in 1985. Watching, Marge Schott says, Oh, honey, I was so glad he was able to do that here.
10,000: Pounds of meat ordered from concessions operators.
25,000: Number of sodas expected to be sold.
40,964: Sunday's attendance.
1,855,787: People who watched the Reds this year at Cinergy.
64,650,553: All-time regular-season attendance at Cinergy, including Sunday.
Many: Number of tears shed.
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