Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Interesting Stats From The RailRiders Season

I was reading Donnie Collins blog earlier today and he had a nice little post titled "that's a lot of beer" that caught my attention, does that make me an alcoholic? Anyway Donnie went over some of the stats that we saw at the RailRiders newly renovated PNC Field this season and I thought they were worth a share. I will hit the high spots here but click the links provided to check out Donnie's blog and the post.

- More kids came through PNC Field’s Family Fun Zone in 2013 than from 2007 to 2011 combined

- There were 28,442 $1 Bud Lights/Pepsis sold this season over 11 home games on Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays

- The team gave away 46,500 free items through its 18 giveaways

- 2,784 kids ate free over five Kids Eat Free Wednesday games

- Dollar Dog Nights led to 14,626 $1 hot dogs getting sold over six such dates

- The team shot off two hours and 20 minutes worth of fireworks

In all, the team had 61 special-events nights — a franchise record and drew 462,052 (a 6,409 average). That’s the most since the 2008 season, which was Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s second as the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate and it came the year before the now-infamous Drain-Outs when the field was soaked in 2009. That was the moment many point to as the beginning of the end for the prior regime in charge at PNC Field.
For the first time since the 2005 season the RailRiders finished with a losing season and it seemed like nothign went right all season long. The RailRiders, much like the Yankees, were bit by the injury bug and saw all their good players coming up to the majors so it was just one of those tough pills to swallow. The Yankees and the RailRiders will be back next season so I am not worried just as long as all those children and fans that attended the games had a good time. Thank you Scranton for a great season.

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