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Postby sigtaulefty » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:20 am

Jon Heyman and Ken Davidoff

February 16, 2004

No, the Yankees won't unretire Babe Ruth's No. 3 for Alex Rodriguez. Instead, the Yankees' new arrival will challenge superstition and go with No. 13, according to a source familiar with the situation.

A-Rod has worn 3 for his entire big-league career. As soon as he agreed to become the Yankees' third baseman, he knew he would be switching numbers as well as positions. He opted against 33, which had become popularized in recent years by David Wells and, in between Wells' Yankees tours of duty, Alfonso Soriano, whom the Yankees traded for Rodriguez.

In choosing 13, Rodriguez gets to establish a legacy with a number that has produced minimal excitement in Joe Torre's reign. Among the players to wear 13 in the last eight seasons are Charlie Hayes, Willie Banks, Jeff Manto, Jim Leyritz, Jose Vizcaino and Antonio Osuna, as well as coach Lee Mazzilli.

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Postby Dinger » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:03 pm

he shoulda got number 6
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Postby eftda » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:25 pm

who has #6?

Does Mantle have 6 & 7?
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Postby sigtaulefty » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:30 pm

eftda wrote:who has #6?



Joe Torre.
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Postby Dinger » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:40 pm

he has number 13 cuz of dan marino...he sed when he was groin up he watched him play QB for the dolphins so he picked 13...
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Postby Doull7 » Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:30 am

He should have gotten number 0 because that will basically describe his season.
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Postby DK » Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:00 pm

Doull7 wrote:He should have gotten number 0 because that will basically describe his season.


And so far, this prediction has almost held up.

I'd still give him some time. He is the AL MVP, after all. He's probably just adjusting to NY.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:04 pm

Lucky 13. I wonder if he'll bring the "most-expensive player" curse to the Yankees. God, I hope so.
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