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by Jack Looney,John Tremmel


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by Jack Looney (Author), John Tremmel (Photographer). is a substantial section listing the complete rosters of thirty Major League teams with each player’s number and position since 1929

by Jack Looney (Author), John Tremmel (Photographer). is a substantial section listing the complete rosters of thirty Major League teams with each player’s number and position since 1929. Other lists include every retired number listed by league and team, every retired number listed by position, famous players’ numbers and every other player who ever honored them by wearing that number (listed by number), and much more. A fun, fascinating, and obsessve look at the facts, stats, history, and secrets behind baseball's uniform numbers.

In Now Batting, Number. baseball historian Jack Looney delves into every aspect of baseball uniform numbers.

The Mystique, Superstition, And Lore Of Baseball's Uniform Numbers by former semi-pro baseball player (where he wore and self-described obsessed fan Jack Looney is a very specialized baseball history that has as its particular focus the numbers on baseball jerseys. Jack explains why ball players were numbered in the beginning of baseball in the latter decades of the 19th century, and follows the evolution of uniform numbering to the serious aspect of baseball that it has become today.

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The Mystique, Superstition, and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers" by Jack Looney. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc. 2006. ISBN 1-57912-575-1, p. 84). He later chose the number of letters in "Roberto Clemente Walker" (source: "Clemente!" by Kal Wagenheim. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1973, p. 54). Psalm 119:105 (talk) 08:00, 31 May 2009 (UTC).

In baseball, the uniform number is a number worn on the uniform of each player and coach. Numbers are used for the purpose of easily identifying each person on the field as no two people from the same team can wear the same number. Although designed for identification purposes only, numbers have become the source of superstition, emotional attachment, and honor (in the form of a number retirement).

The Mystique, Superstition, and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers: Jack Looney, John Tremmel . Unlike other baseball statistics books that reveal only information about the numbers players put on the board.

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From "Now Batting, Number. The Mystique, Superstition, and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers" by Jack Looney. 1. 2 - percentage of Santo's career plate appearances which were against Hall of Fame pitchers: 1186 career plate appearances against current Hall of Famers of 9397 career plate appearances (1. 2 percent).

The Mystique, Superstition, and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers .

The Mystique, Superstition, and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers: Now Batting, Number. The Mystique, Superstition, and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers: ISBN 9781579125752 (978-1-57912-575-2) Hardcover, Black Dog & Leventhal, 2007. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Coauthors & Alternates.

Contrary to baseball legend, the Yankees did not start wearing pinstriped uniforms to make Babe Ruth look slimmer in the . The Mystique, Superstition, and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.

Contrary to baseball legend, the Yankees did not start wearing pinstriped uniforms to make Babe Ruth look slimmer in the late 1920s and 1930s. In truth, the Yankees added pinstripes to their uniforms on a permanent basis soon after Ruppert bought the team in 1915 after briefly wearing pinstripes in 1912. In 1929, the New York Yankees became the first team to make numbers a permanent part of the uniform. a b c Lukas, Paul (August 9, 2017).

Unlike other baseball statistics books that reveal only information about the numbers players put on the board, this unique take on America's favorite pastime reveals the little-known facts and nuances behind the numbers players wear on their backs. In Now Batting, Number...baseball historian Jack Looney delves into every aspect of baseball uniform numbers. Here are topics including "Boyhood Idols" (players who chose numbers to honor heroes, fathers, grandfathers, and friends), "Birthday Babes" (players who have worn the same number as their day, month, or year of birth), "Caretakers" (inside stories on how numbers are distributed and the bartering of numbers among players), and "Early Innings" (the history of numbering in Major League baseball). At the center of Now Batting, Number...is a substantial section listing the complete rosters of all thirty Major League teams including each player's number and position. Other lists include every retired number listed by league and team, every retired number listed by position, and famous players' numbers and every other player who ever honored them by wearing that number (listed by number). In a controversial chapter called "Dream Teams," player from various eras, who wore the same number durin their careers, are selected to play together on the same Dream Team. Statistics for fifty teams are included. Also included are dozens of some of the toughest, number-related trivia questions that will have even the most knowledgeable fan scratching his or her head.

Comments: (7)

Blackbeard
I purchassed this book for my boyfriend because he is a baseball statistics freak- we saw it in a store and the only copy left was all battered and torn and I wasn't about to plunk down $30.00+tax for a book in this condition. I decided to look on Amazon.com to see if I could find a better copy at a cheaper price and I was pleasantly surprise! The book arrived in great condtion, promptly received and it hardly cost me anything.... Thanks, Amazon!!!
Bev
Man, the numbers this bad boy's got in it! I went looking for numbers the other day, then i remembered "Hey, I got a book that's practically nothing but numbers!" So I found the number I wanted. Instantly. One caveat: don't pay full price, as some of the numbers within are advertised as prime numbers, but really aren't (e.g. 35, 49, 69).
Boyn
I have to say, I was thrilled when I heard this book was coming out. There are so many holes in my knowledge, I couldn't believe that someone had taken the time to put all of this information together. As soon as I got it home I looked to see if he correctly had some obscure numbers I knew. In all three cases the book was incorrect. There are mutiple errors throughout the team roster section.
Additionally, some the material presented in other chapters barely seem germane to the numbers worn by players on the field.
All in all, quite an undertaking, but I was disapointed.
Kitaxe
Having grown up with baseball, my friends and I are frequently talking about "old" players and invariably, "What number did he wear?" is asked.
This well-researched book gives several ways to answer the questions - by player, by team, by number.. just terrific for solving or settling a dispute.
Phallozs Dwarfs
If you're into baseball uniform numbers like me, this is the book for you!
Samugul
may not be great for the very casual baseball fan, but terrific for the fans who like to know stats and all kinds of numbers for their favorite sport
Gorisar
It's a good thing this is about numbers, because the words are a nightmare. It's as if no one edited this thing AT ALL. From writing that Connie Mack handled a situation "bazaarly" to referencing Wayne "Gretsky" or longtime Cubs' clubhouse man "Yosh Kimono" (oy), the biggest number in this book might be the number of mistakes in the prose.
This book is jam packed with interesting baseball facts and trivia. If you are into baseball give this book a try.
Now Batting, Number...: The Mystique, Superstition, and Lore of Baseball's Uniform Numbers download epub
New Age & Spirituality
Author: Jack Looney,John Tremmel
ISBN: 1579125751
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (January 1, 2007)
Pages: 544 pages