By the numbers...

Aaron

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Let's see if we can make it from 0 to 100 in uniform numbers. :)

Rules:
- Pro athletes only
- One number per post, stay in number order
- please don't provide the link to any cheat sites... I knew they are out there.
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00 was worn by Robert Parish - Boston Celtics
 

goreds2

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OH H.....EYE OH
Number 4:

Lou Gehrig with the New York Yankees

Was it because he batted 4th in the order? (The Babe wore number 3 and he batted 3rd)
 

semipenguin

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Didn't see your post in time......


OK #3 is easy..... Babe Ruth....

Not a problem...:)

Number 4:

Lou Gehrig with the New York Yankees

Was it because he batted 4th in the order? (The Babe wore number 3 and he batted 3rd)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_number_(Major_League_Baseball)

At one time, a baseball player's number was specifically related to his place in the batting lineup. The New York Yankees were the first team to use uniform numbers when in 1939 they numbered the players based upon their position in the batting order. The regular starting eight wore numbers 1 through 8, while the backup catcher wore number 9. Starting pitchers generally took numbers 10, 11, 12, and 14, (avoiding the superstitious #13, although some pitchers tried it, perhaps most notably the star-crossed pitcher Ralph Branca), while reserve pitchers and position players took the remaining numbers, 15 through 26 (as the roster usually is limited to 25 players.)