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The numbers game

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 12, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

With all this steroids talk, it was fun to look at the roster page the Yankees hand out in the press box and think about baseball. There are three columns: by position, alphabetical and numerical.

With so many retired numbers, the Yankees have five players wearing numbers in the 90s and seven in the 80s. The last name, numerically, on the list is Kanekoa Texeira. He got No. 94.

Equipment manager Rob Cucuzza left some available numbers on the shelf. No. 6 (Joe Torre), No. 21 (Paul O’Neill), No. 35 (Mike Mussina), No. 51 (Bernie Williams) are not being used. Cucuzza also didn’t give out No. 53. Maybe he thought there was a chance Bobby Abreu would return.

Hopefully nobody tries to claim 21. We don’t need that mess again.




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