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This Date in Baseball the Day After Jackie Robinson Day

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.
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Yankees to retire Joe Torre’s No. 6, both fans and haters show their respect

Sports : The Early Lead (3 months ago)

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

Incredible Footage Of Babe Ruth And The First Game Of Lou Gehrig's Record Streak

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (4 months ago)

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

Jackie Mitchell, the 17-year-old girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, is part of baseball l

Sports : Deadspin (last year)

Jackie Mitchell, the 17-year-old girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, is part of baseball lore. But was it legit? The story's not so simple. [Smithsonian] Read more... Read Post


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