Monday, August 27, 2007

What We're Reading - Now batting Number...

Here is a book for all of you baseball number junkies - Now Batting Number... ; The Mystique, Superstition and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers by Jack Looney has just about anything you ever would want to know or speculate on about baseball uniform numbers. Need to know who wore #43 for the 1979 California Angels; #26 for the 1994 Milwaukee Brewers and also #52 for the 2002 Boston Red Sox? This book has the answer to that and much more! Chapters cover the history of uniform numbers, "dream teams" all-time great teams by uniform number, retired numbers, trivia and of course, this book has listings for all Major League baseball teams since they started wearing numbers through the 2005 season. Baseball is noted for it's statistics and this book doesn't disappoint.

Anyone have a guess as to who wore the numbers mentioned above? There is touch of local flavor to the player. Comment and leave a guess!

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