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By George Sullivan, Anne Canevari Green

ISBN-10: 0761315578

ISBN-13: 9780761315575

Comprises anecdotes recounting the heritage and lore linked to the numbers on athletes' uniforms.

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30, and the Houston Astros, the No. 34 he wore with that team. Ryan spent his early years in the majors with the New York Mets, but the team has yet to announce that it is taking out of service the No. 30 he wore as a member of the team. Still, having your uniform number retired by three teams is quite an honor. By the year 2000, no other player had achieved it. Jinxed or Not? Fear of the number thirteenwhat is known as triskaidekaphobiais quite common. The floor-button panels in the elevators of many tall buildings often don't show a number 13.

Branca, wearing No. 13, had tempted fate and lost. When Branca reported to training camp in the spring of 1952, a No. 12 jersey was waiting for him. The club had put his No. 13 into storage. With Due Respect Humble, as defined in dictionaries, means being modest, not proud. Bill Walton, 6 feet 11 (211 cm), from La Mesa, California, an exceptional center in both college and professional basketball, was humble in picking out his uniform numbers. Page 17 At UCLA in the early 1970s, Walton wore No.

Between the years 1953 and 1976, the Colts never failed to produce at least one All-Pro player, and in one year, 1959, they boasted eight of them. Page 48 Seven Baltimore Colts are members of Pro Football's Hall of Fame. And the club retired the jersey number of each. They were: No. 19, Johnny Unitas No. 22, Buddy Young No. 24, Lenny Moore No. 70, Art Donovan No. 77, Jim Parker No. 82, Raymond Berry No. 89, Gino Marchetti The Colts abandoned Baltimore after the 1983 season and moved to Indianapolis.

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