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dman
03-16-2006, 10:31 PM
O.K., I know that we all do it, but I was curious how many of you that have played on baseball teams or still play on softball teams try to get a particular jersey number because you like(d) a particular player?

For me it was the jersey number 3 because that was Dale Murphy's number. Though I've always been a Reds fan, Dale Murphy stands as one of my all time favorites. I admired his attitude and his hustle and the overall way he played his game. Throughout Little League, on into Pony League and High School baseball, I always had number 3. Now I make sure that I get the same number on any softball team I play on.

It makes it even sweeter that Junior is now wearing number 3. Maybe he did it because he admires my softball playing prowess.:laugh:

macro
03-16-2006, 10:56 PM
I never tried for any particular number in baseball, but I always pitched in softball, so I wore number 1. Cheesy, I know. :D

StillFunkyB
03-16-2006, 11:03 PM
There have been several discussions about this IIRC.

Alot of people don't put much stock in jersey numbers, then again alot do.

I have had several numbers, while 33 was always "my number" I have also wore 27, and 54.

dman
03-16-2006, 11:07 PM
I apologize if it's been a topic of discussion before. Obviously it was before I came on as a member.

Shaknb8k
03-16-2006, 11:22 PM
In my baseball days I always had to get 13...i still get it in softball if we get to choose numbers. Its not really for any player or anything. But if i had to say why I always wanted it then i would have to say because i wanted to prove superstition had nothing to do with the game.

I still remember the days of passing out the jerseys and the coach grabbing the #13 jersey out of the box and then saying in a depressing voice..."who got 13?" That always put a grin on my face for some reason.

Now that im a huge Reds fan and ive read up on some reds history that Concepcion guy seemed to hang on a while with that #13.

shredda2000
03-17-2006, 10:07 AM
I wore #5 in my baseball days...Johnny Bench was my boyhood idol.

RedsManRick
03-17-2006, 10:17 AM
I always wanted to get 11 for Larkin, but for some reason continually ended up getting 7...

Joseph
03-17-2006, 10:34 AM
23 for me.

I wish it had a Reds connotation, but it was for Michael Jordan, and the fact it was my birthday.

scounts22
03-17-2006, 10:54 AM
22 is my number. I wanted 14 in high school, but an upper-classman wore it so I took 22 and took a liking to it. There was a time that I wanted 17 because of Aaron Boone:luvu: , but I decided to "be an individul" and wear my own number. :D

RichRed
03-17-2006, 11:12 AM
Gotta be #44 -- for Eric Davis and John Riggins, two of my favorite athletes.

(I mostly choose to ignore the fact that Reggie Jackson wore it.)

Strikes Out Looking
03-17-2006, 11:21 AM
Last year when I went to Reds baseball heaven, I got to pick a number for my jersey. I came up with 58, combining my two all time favorite Reds.

KronoRed
03-17-2006, 01:16 PM
I like 8

Nobody wears it though

Jerks.