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Apr 12, 2019 18:23:47   #
bobbyjohn
 
NY Yankees Retired Numbers

Gee, so many! And all the single digits are gone! What happens when all the double digits are gone? Will the commish allow for triple digits on their back?



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Apr 12, 2019 18:46:56   #
Jules Karney (a regular here)
 
bobbyjohn wrote:
NY Yankees Retired Numbers

Gee, so many! And all the single digits are gone! What happens when all the double digits are gone? Will the commish allow for triple digits on their back?


Good info

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Apr 12, 2019 20:17:52   #
Sunnely (a regular here)
 
[quote=bobbyjohn]NY Yankees Retired Numbers

Gee, so many! What happens when all the double digits are gone?

Just use the single digit twice, three times or more like #8. Who really owns #8? How did this happen? Once a number is retired, it's retired forever. Isn't it?

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Apr 12, 2019 21:47:48   #
Jules Karney (a regular here)
 
bobbyjohn wrote:
NY Yankees Retired Numbers

Gee, so many! And all the single digits are gone! What happens when all the double digits are gone? Will the commish allow for triple digits on their back?


I remember all those guys. Where have the years gone??

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Apr 13, 2019 06:35:46   #
DAN Phillips
 
I have been a Yankee fan all of my life. I remember Casey Stengle managing them, I was a little 'fellar' but I remember him, and all of the old greats. If the Yankees don't play I don't watch! Period!

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Apr 13, 2019 08:07:38   #
dragoncello
 
Explained briefly and clearly by Joe Posnanski in 2013 (pre-Jeter): "No. 8: Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra. This was an interesting one. The Yankees did not retire Dickey’s number when he retired in 1946. Instead, two years later, they gave it to a young catcher named Yogi (up to that point, Berra had worn No. 38 and No. 35). So, two of the greatest catchers in baseball history wore No. 8 for the Yankees. In 1972, the Yankees decided to retire the number for Yogi, but they couldn’t leave out Dickey. So they retired the number in both names."

https://joeposnanski.com/yankees-retired-numbers/

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Apr 13, 2019 09:09:23   #
fourlocks
 
DAN Phillips wrote:
I have been a Yankee fan all of my life. I remember Casey Stengle managing them, I was a little 'fellar' but I remember him, and all of the old greats. If the Yankees don't play I don't watch! Period!


Yeah and remember Mel Allen as the announcer? By the end of the game I think he had a little to much of their sponsoring beer (remember, "Make the 3-ring sign for Ballentine!") and was slurring his words a bit.

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Apr 13, 2019 09:28:38   #
Papa j
 
fourlocks wrote:
Yeah and remember Mel Allen as the announcer? By the end of the game I think he had a little to much of their sponsoring beer (remember, "Make the 3-ring sign for Ballentine!") and was slurring his words a bit.


But remember in those days they were not permitted to sip the beer live on TV and both the broadcast and the players were half bagged ( Mantle, Ford Martin )

J

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Apr 13, 2019 10:29:45   #
Sunnely (a regular here)
 
dragoncello wrote:
Explained briefly and clearly by Joe Posnanski in 2013 (pre-Jeter): "No. 8: Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra. This was an interesting one. The Yankees did not retire Dickey’s number when he retired in 1946. Instead, two years later, they gave it to a young catcher named Yogi (up to that point, Berra had worn No. 38 and No. 35). So, two of the greatest catchers in baseball history wore No. 8 for the Yankees. In 1972, the Yankees decided to retire the number for Yogi, but they couldn’t leave out Dickey. So they retired the number in both names."

https://joeposnanski.com/yankees-retired-numbers/
Explained briefly and clearly by Joe Posnanski in ... (show quote)


Thanks for the explanation and the link.

One last question. I don't see other great Yankees' numbers of the past retired such as that "F...king" Bucky Dent (to quote Red Sox fans), Lou Piniella (player and manager), the true-blue Yankee Roy White, the comic Mickey Rivers, and Roger (PEDs) Clemens. Do you think their number will ever be retired?

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Apr 13, 2019 11:06:05   #
FrankR
 
[quote=Sunnely]
bobbyjohn wrote:
NY Yankees Retired Numbers

Gee, so many! What happens when all the double digits are gone?

Just use the single digit twice, three times or more like #8. Who really owns #8? How did this happen? Once a number is retired, it's retired forever. Isn't it?


When Yogi Berra’s #8 was retired, they decided to do it for Bill Dickey, the catcher before Yogi and long time coach, who helped make Berra the best catcher ever.

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Apr 13, 2019 11:17:19   #
mas24
 
I actually saw Joe DiMaggio once in a store in Los Angeles a long time ago. He was married to Marilyn Monroe. He was known to make trips to put flowers on her grave. And was a good friend to Frank Sinatra. I didn't attempt to say hello to him. Some celebrities, prefer that you leave them alone in public.

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Apr 13, 2019 14:55:44   #
JamesCurran
 
The reason the single-digit numbers are gone is that originally, players wore the number of their place in the batting order.

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Apr 13, 2019 14:56:50   #
al13 (a regular here)
 
Also a Yankees fan from the late 40’s on. Those were the days when players stayed with the same teams year to year.

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Apr 13, 2019 15:12:36   #
mas24
 
DAN Phillips wrote:
I have been a Yankee fan all of my life. I remember Casey Stengle managing them, I was a little 'fellar' but I remember him, and all of the old greats. If the Yankees don't play I don't watch! Period!


I'm not a Yankees Fan. But, I respected them. They had so many great players, going back to the Babe Ruth era. Mickey Mantle, was one of my favorites. He may have been better, if he hadn't drank so much. And, Babe Ruth, had he not eaten so many hot dogs? There was a rule, or maybe not so today. That beards would be shaved, if you wanted to be a Yankee. The Yankees enforced that rule, because they wanted to show Class in that organization. Not, to say that beards cannot be classy, IMO. The Yankees wanted to be different than any other baseball team. And they were. Check out those retired numbers the OP listed above. All great players.

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Apr 13, 2019 15:44:11   #
Beach
 
What a coincidence, was doing a college tour yesterday with our grandson in the area, so we stopped in at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here's a picture I took with the cellphone. His autograph where his plaque will be mounted! MARIANO RIVERA #42



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