Jump to content

Baseball uni #00?


teenchy

Recommended Posts

I saw this morning that Nats rookie Brandon Watson, who homered in his MLB debut last night vs. the Astros, is wearing uniform number 00:

PH2005081000065.jpg

I'm probably not following this closely enough but the last MLB player I recall wearing #00 was Jeffrey "don't call me Jeff" Leonard with the Giants (He'd switched from #26). Does anyone know if there's currently another player wearing #00 or if anyone else has worn it since Leonard? Omar Olivares maybe?

I know I should search this and if time permits I will but I thought the intrepid regulars here may have that answer closer at hand. TIA.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm probably not following this closely enough but the last MLB player I recall wearing #00 was Jeffrey "don't call me Jeff" Leonard with the Giants (He'd switched from #26).  Does anyone know if there's currently another player wearing #00 or if anyone else has worn it since Leonard?  Omar Olivares maybe?

I know I should search this and if time permits I will but I thought the intrepid regulars here may have that answer closer at hand.  TIA.

Leonard also wore it when he was signed as a free agent by the Mariners in 89-90.

Also, semi-related:

In the recent past? the first major leaguer to wear number 0 (as opposed to hitting .000) was Al Oliver, starting in 1978. Whether that was because his name started in ?O? or whether he thought he didn?t get any respect? that?s hard to say. Another big zero in the uniform game is the immortal (thanks to The Ordonez Line) Rey Ordonez, who wore 0 in his first two years (1996 and 97) with the Mets ? thus matching his offensive value.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like 00. It's unique.

And it could also be construed as a truncated 100.

I'd wear 00 if I made it to the bigs, especially if I was a closer.

Gabe Lerman - The Late-Inning Hero Who Wears Double Zero!

Nice ring, eh?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought Ed Belfour wore #00 in an all-star game a few years back. Maybe someone knows this for sure. I don't know of an NHL player wearing a fraction. Eddie Gadel wore 1/8 with the St. Louis Browns (MLB), but that's all I know of.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Curtis Leskanic wore 00 during most of his stint with the Brewers, though he went to 36 (IIRC) in his final season in Milwaukee. Another brief Brewer, Franklin Stubbs, wore 0 back in 92. and IIRC (Chris help me out here) the Jays had both a guy wearing a single 0 and a guy wearing 00 at the same time sometime in the 80s. I know in basketball you can't have both cus 00 and 0 for scoring reasons (notably, Brendan Haywood changed his number (formerly 00) so Gilbert Arenas could keep his single 0), and the NHL and NFL don't allow it to be worn anymore (which I think is complete and utter bullplop, but whatever). Heck, I heard this fella from the Rochester Royals wore 09 back in the NBA's infancy.

eh well, I always liked 00 jerseys :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.