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Chicago Sports by the Numbers

10 Chicago Sports Facts and Stats

The number of touchdowns scored by the legendary running back Walter Payton, affectionately dubbed “Sweetness,” just one of many football feats during his 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, from 1975 to 1987.

To be exact: 6 feet, 11.5 inches. That was Michael Jordan’s so-called wingspan, one physical attribute that helped him soar to heights of fame, glory and six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.

The Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks was the first of the team’s players to hit this number of home runs. It happened on May 12, 1970.

Total number of games in the last two years played by Chicago Bulls’ beloved Derrick Rose, who has been out due to a knee injury. He returned to the game in August 2014 during a Team USA exhibition game at the United Center.

Number of interactive zones available at the Chicago Sports Museum, which boasts game-used relics, skills and challenges that connect fans to historical facts and players.

In 2000, the Chicago Fire soccer team finished the regular season as the highest-scoring team in the MLS with 67 goals

Number of seconds that the Chicago Blackhawks had to win two goals—and the series—in the 2013 final against the Boston Bruins.

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Amount of proposed expansion to Wrigley Field, which calls for a massive jumbotron, the addition of five outfield signs, moving the bullpens to under the bleachers and an expanded players’ clubhouse. 

WNBA Record for team blocks in a season set by the Chicago Sky in 2013.

Batter up and say, “I do.” This is the number of weddings that have taken place at the Chicago White Sox home, U.S. Cellular Field since 1999 on both game and non-game days.