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    Retired numbers...

    With Jeters retirement coming up, does anyone know who the first number retired in baseball belongs to? It's not something I'd thought about before but I recently read an article and thought it was interesting.


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    According to the website Wikipedia "The first major leaguer whose number was retired was Gehrig, in July 1939".

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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    According to the website Wikipedia "The first major leaguer whose number was retired was Gehrig, in July 1939".
    Oh you cheater...lol


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    What are the Yankees going to do in 200 or 300 years when they don't have 9 numbers left to use? Jeter will be the 22nd number taken off the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigunitcards View Post
    What are the Yankees going to do in 200 or 300 years when they don't have 9 numbers left to use? Jeter will be the 22nd number taken off the table.
    1A, 2A........
    1B, 2B........
    or use decimals!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    According to the website Wikipedia "The first major leaguer whose number was retired was Gehrig, in July 1939".
    Damn good choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by dano7 View Post
    1A, 2A........
    1B, 2B........
    or use decimals!!!!!!!!!!!
    haha decimals was my first thought.

    or they could do nicknames like the XFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    Oh you cheater...lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    Sorry...I'm old.
    Haha it's all good...

    Here's some of the interesting info from the article



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    Haha it's all good...

    Here's some of the interesting info from the article



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    There goes my chance of ever wearing 455 for Cleveland...


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigunitcards View Post
    What are the Yankees going to do in 200 or 300 years when they don't have 9 numbers left to use? Jeter will be the 22nd number taken off the table.
    According to the Super Nintendo video game, Super Baseball 2020, in three years baseball will be played entirely by robots and androids, so the numbering can start over.



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    What is the only single digit number not retired by the Yankees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2me57 View Post
    What is the only single digit number not retired by the Yankees?
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    Still trying to figure out why they retired #2 tonight - I suppose to make money off jeter number retirement merch and boost ticket sales and charge more than a normal ticket price. If it was the fact Jeter was a great player, it should have been done pretty quickly after retirement instead of years after his retirement.

    BTW, I heard #99 will be retired later this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmath View Post
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    Still trying to figure out why they retired #2 tonight - I suppose to make money off jeter number retirement merch and boost ticket sales and charge more than a normal ticket price. If it was the fact Jeter was a great player, it should have been done pretty quickly after retirement instead of years after his retirement.

    BTW, I heard #99 will be retired later this year.
    do you not agree with the Yankees Baseball Club retiring Jeter's number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmath View Post
    If it was the fact Jeter was a great player, it should have been done pretty quickly after retirement instead of years after his retirement.
    Players' numbers are often retired several years after retirement. It doesn't make them any less great.

    Since you're a Dodgers fan, here are some examples:

    Sandy Koufax's number was retired in 1972, six years after his final game.
    Duke Snider's number in 1980, 18 years after.
    Pee Wee Reese's number in 1984, 25 years after.
    Don Drysdale's number in 1984, 15 years later.
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