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GO FIGURE
Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
August 11, 1997
45,600,000Americans age six and over who played basketball in 1996, making it the country's No. 1 participatory team sport.
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August 11, 1997

Go Figure

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45,600,000
Americans age six and over who played basketball in 1996, making it the country's No. 1 participatory team sport.

42
Average days of play for those hoopsters.

29
Climbers who have died in the Alps over the past three weeks.

152
Temperature, in degrees, on the artificial turf at Cincinnati's Cinergy Field during a recent Reds game.

8
Players on the Florida State football team who have been arrested since February.

6,500
Amount, in dollars, of each check that FIFA, soccer's world governing body, sent to families of of the 78 Guatemalans who were crushed to death in an overcrowded soccer stadium in Guatemala City last October.

6
Major league games in 1996 that ended with a bases-loaded walk or hit batsman.

18
Major league games this season, through Sunday, that had ended with a bases-loaded walk or hit batsman.

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