On April 16, 1929, the Yankees became the first team to permanently put numbers on the back of their uniforms. The initial numbers were determined by the batting order; this is why Babe Ruth was No. 3 three and Lou Gehrig was No. 4. The numbers didn't change if the batting order did. When Ruth got hurt in June and Gehrig temporarily moved up in the batting order he was still no.
Former Yankees manager Joe Torre’s No. 6 jersey will become immortal on Aug. 23. That’s when the Yankees will retire the Hall of Famer’s uniform and display it among the likes of Babe Ruth’s No. 3, Lou Gehrig’s No. 4, Joe DiMaggio’s... Read Post
A researcher for the Baseball Hall of Fame recently discovered previously unseen video footage of the 1925 New York Yankees including stars Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Walter Johnson (see video below). The researcher discovered the f... Read Post