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Old 04-11-2003, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Why don't pitchers wear single digits?

Ever notice how you never see a pitcher with a single digit uniform number? In all my time wathcing baseball, I have yet to witness that. Anyone know why?
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Old 04-11-2003, 07:59 PM   #2
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it probably has something to do with when the players used to wear uniform numbers based on position. I believe the fielders got their's first, then the pitchers got theirs. Lowest Number worn by a pitcher I have seen is #10. Nomo is wearing that this year.
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Another question is why don't NBA players wear high numbers? Ever seen a player with #80?
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...'cuz the ref can't signal numbers higher than 55.
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...'cuz the ref can't signal numbers higher than 55.
Most refs can't even signal numbers lower than 55, but that's for another board.
I think the reason pitchers don't wear single digit numbers is because of their position, as was previously stated. The fans needed something more to recognize their favorite players, so they got numbers to match the order they came to bat (at least that's why the Yankees issued the numbers they did).
Interesting question.
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Actually Rob Bell of the Texas Rangers wears the #6.
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thats the 1st time i've heard of a player doing that
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Another question is why don't NBA players wear high numbers? Ever seen a player with #80?
Dennis Rodman once wore #91 for the Bulls when #10 was taken. 9+1=10.
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The championship high baseball number I'm aware of is the #99 worn by Mitch Williams when he was with the Phillies. Anybody else ever wear that number in MLB?

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i don't think so about the highest i think there is right now is like 67
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Nah, must be a number somewhere higher than that. Don't the Yankees have like 75 or 80 starting pitchers?

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Zito wears 75, a lot of guys have high numbers.
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