December 26, 1993
$250 What not-attorney-general Zoe Baird paid her Peruvian nanny per week. $58,333.33 What CBS pays David Letterman per show. 12 hours, 5 minutes Duration of the July 2-3 doubleheader between the Phillies and San Diego (4:30 p.m. to 4:35 a.m.). 28,194,400 Approximate number of sandbags stacked to stem the Midwest flood. $335 million Jurassic Park's North American box-office gross. 222 Number of sit-ups Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen told a grand jury he does routinely.
December 17, 2009
So, what uniform number will Roy Halladay wear with the Phillies? He wore No. 32 with the Blue Jays, but that is Steve Carlton's number and it has been retired in Philadelphia. Halladay will wear No. 34, the same number worn by Cliff Lee, who departed yesterday for Seattle in a separate trade.
November 25, 2006 |
Shoppers streamed to area stores yesterday on the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Retailers hope that those shoppers were buyers and that Black Friday?s numbers presage more green in their future. Here's a tally of how the day added up for consumers and store operators. 9: Number of minutes it took to get a parking space at 9:43 a.m. at King of Prussia mall. 1,000: Number of goodie bags given out to the first shoppers at Willow Grove Park mall, starting at 6 a.m. 400: Number of bananas given away at the customer-service desk at Willow Grove Park mall.
June 28, 2012 |
THAT FAMILIAR No. 26 was not on the back of Chase Utley's uniform Tuesday night when he played for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He was trumped by the mascot. Ferris, the team's porcine representation, wears No. 26, because, as all you fans of the periodic table of elements know, that is the number for iron. The mascot's name is derived from the Latin name for iron. Utley wore No. 21.
December 28, 1991 |
Of the dozen teams that survived the rigors of the regular season and qualified for the 1991 NFL playoffs, eight begin their sudden-death trek toward the Super Bowl this weekend. With that in mind, and taking a break between resignations, retirements and firings among the league's head coaches, here's how the playoffs shape up, by the numbers: 0. Number of playoff games won by New Orleans, ever; number of games lost by Dallas this season playing on grass-covered swards like Soldier Field; number of winning teams beaten by the Jets this season; number of fans secretly hoping to see Denver reach another Super Bowl.
June 8, 1999 |
Last year, in light of the rash of school killings across our country, I wrote a letter to President Clinton expressing my concern about these tragic events and offering a proposal to help our children protect themselves and their peers. I did not get a response from the White House, and now because of what has happened in Littleton, Colo., and again in Conyers, Ga., as a mother and a grandmother, I am compelled to write to you. Please do not take this lightly. I again propose a nationwide 800 number be established so children can call anonymously 24 hours a day to report rumors of possible violence against school administrators, fellow students and others.
March 21, 2012 |
PEYTON MANNING is having a great week. Not only does he sign a 5-year, $96 million contract to make his NFL return with the Denver Broncos, he's also managed to overshadow Tebowmania and have a Broncos legend willingly hand over his retired number. After talking to former Broncos quarterback Frank Tripucka personally last week, Manning will wear his trademark No. 18 jersey - a number retired by Denver in 1963. Tripucka, who was drafted by the Eagles as the No. 9 overall pick in 1949 but quickly traded to Detroit, has no problem with Manning taking his number.
February 11, 2014 |
AS JAKE BERGEY walked onto the Wells Fargo Center turf and looked up to the rafters Saturday night, emotions and memories from his 10-year playing career in Philadelphia began to come back. The son of former Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey earned one accolade not found on his father's résumé Saturday, 6 years after playing his final game for the Wings. The second leading scorer in team history was recognized in a pregame ceremony as the team retired his No. 66 jersey prior to its 8-6 loss to Edmonton.
April 1, 2014 |
THE STREAK is over. The Sixers avoided the longest losing streak in North American pro sports history, routing the totally uninspired Detroit Pistons, 123-98, on Saturday night. Here is a look back by the numbers: 1: Sixers' current winning streak. 1: Number of times NBA teams with a 20-game losing streak in one season have not finished with the worst record (2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers). 3: Number of pro sports teams that have lost 26 straight games. 6: Number of times NBA teams have lost 20 straight games in one season.
November 26, 2005 |
Shoppers flooded area stores yesterday, contributing to what retailers hope was a blockbuster day for sales. Here's a look at how the day went for consumers and retailers. 6,200: Number of cannolis (left) sold between 6 and 11:30 a.m. at Termini Bros. Bakery's Philadelphia and New Jersey shops. 1,728: Packs of holiday ornaments sold at Ikea's Philadelphia store from 9 a.m. to noon. 600,000: Number of lighted lawn deer (such as the one above) sold this season by Philadelphia's Brite Star Manufacturing Co. 42: Number of children in line to see Santa at 10:45 a.m. at the King of Prussia mall.