By Bill Gutman

What do Mark Koenig, crimson Rolfe, Frank Crosetti, Sandy Alomar, Bobby Murcer, Wayne Tolleson, and Derek Jeter all have in universal? all of them wore quantity 2 for the recent York Yankees, although approximately 8 many years have handed among the 1st time Koenig buttoned up a Yankee uniform with that quantity and the final time Jeter played an analogous routine.

The 1929 ny Yankees have been the 1st significant League baseball workforce to start usually donning uniform numbers. That workforce, led by means of superstars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, used to be assigned its numbers in keeping with the batting order. the reason is, Ruth wore three, Gehrig four, and so forth. quickly different groups in different towns stuck on, and sooner than lengthy each crew in baseball have been donning numbers. yet like many stuff in baseball historical past, it began within the Bronx.

Over 1,500 gamers have worn pinstripes of their careers, makes for many stable tales. Yankees via the Numbers tells these tales for each Yankee due to the fact that ’29—from Earle Combs (the unique no 1) to Charlie Keller (the purely Yankee to ever put on #99)—providing insightful and funny remark concerning the extra memorable gamers, from a fan’s viewpoint. each one bankruptcy additionally contains a attention-grabbing sidebar that unearths which gamers have been the main vague to put on a definite quantity, and likewise which numbers produced the main wins, domestic runs and stolen bases in membership heritage. For information seekers, a “Yankees Alphabetical Roster” is an entire directory of each unmarried Yankee on the grounds that 1929, the numbers they wore, and their years of carrier on the apartment that Ruth Built.

Updated in the course of the 2014 baseball season, this moment version of Yankees via the Numbers is a booklet that each Yankee fan, younger or previous, may still personal and cherish.

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