Magic of Numbers: Lin Really Takes the Pi This Week

Published by Martin Kessler on July 23, 2010 at 3:11AM

Each Friday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene from the preceding week. Welcome to the Magic of Numberswithout the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.

MEYER MANIA

1.02 - Number of seconds by which Alex Meyer '10 defeated the reigning world champion on Thursday to win the gold in the 25k at the FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships.

19,959.38 - Number of seconds that it took Meyer to complete the 25k race.

 

PITCH-PERFECT PERLMAN

1.65 - Earned run average of pitcher Max Perlman '11 through six outings with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League.

2 - Number of times Perlman has been named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team, which will be playing at Fenway Park on July 28.

 

LIN CHANGES THE GAME

59 - Number of years since a Harvard graduate has played in an NBA game—having signed on Wednesday, former Harvard co-captain Jeremy Lin '10 will be playing for the Warriors.

10 - Number of years since an Asian American has played in an NBA game.

 

LIN LEARNING

4.2 - Jeremy Lin's GPA at Harvard as reported by several national media sources.

3.1 - Jeremy Lin's actual Harvard GPA.