The year in numbers THE YEAR IN REVIEW

December 30, 1990|By Bill Glauber

* 5.6 million: Dollar value of the endorsement contracts secured for 14-year-old tennis player Jennifer Capriati.

* 8,833: Wins in the 40-year career of jockey Bill Shoemaker, who retired after finishing fourth on Patchy Groundfog Feb. 3.

* 185.989: Average mph speed achieved by Arie Luyendyk to win the 74th Indianapolis 500.

* 45: Age at which Hale Irwin became the oldest winner of the U.S. Open golf championship by beating Mike Donald in a playoff.

* 33.6: Scoring average of the Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan in the 1989-90 National Basketball Association season.

* 9.92: Carl Lewis received his first world record -- 9.92 seconds in the 100 meters -- after track's governing body stripped Canadian Ben Johnson of a world mark for admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs.

* 8: Number killed in Detroit in the wake of the Pistons' defeating the Portland Trail Blazers for a second straight NBA title.

* 4: Number killed -- with more than 100 injured -- in West Germany when celebrations turned violent after West Germany defeated Argentina to win the World Cup July 8.

* 3: Batters faced by Kelly Craig of Trail, British Columbia, the first female starting pitcher in a Little League World Series game.

* 0: Penalties assessed to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV.

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