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2007-04-06 14:24
by Bob Timmermann

The Cleveland Indians are trying to get permission from the Commissioner's Office to have some or all of their players wear #14 on July 5 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the day when Larry Doby became the first African-American to play in the American League, the Canton Repository reports.

No word yet if all the members of the San Francisco Giants are going to wear #37 on September 1.

2007-04-06 15:22:41
1.   joejoejoe
I'm all for these kind of tributes. The Dairy Queen third unis that so many teams wear are a pure profit grab. If somebody wants to pay tribute to a player or mark a historical event with a special uniform more power to them.
2007-04-06 15:34:21
2.   vockins
Maybe Chief Wahoo could do an anti-rain dance in the pregame ceremonies so the weather won't distract from commemorating the Indians's important contributions to civil rights.
2007-04-06 15:37:02
3.   kylepetterson
I knew Moises Alou was old, but I had no idea.
2007-04-06 16:35:29
4.   Andrew Shimmin
First Masanori Murakami, now this; Bob's got the '64 Giants on his brain.
2007-04-06 16:43:12
5.   Claire Malone-Evans
Wow! The 43rd anniversary of the first Japanesse player is September 1. I need to get my celebration plans organized.
2007-04-06 17:10:42
6.   Eric Enders
The multiple player thing I can understand, but why the heck would they need the Commissioner's approval for one player to wear #14? There was no Seligian edict regarding that number.

I don't recall the Orioles having to get the commissioner's permission to temporarily unretire all the numbers they have over the years (Palmer, Weaver, F. Robinson, Murray). Or the Padres getting the commissioner's permission to unretire Steve Garvey's.

2007-04-06 21:12:37
7.   Suffering Bruin
Bob, way off topic but for some reason known only to LAUSD, I cannot access my e-mail over the spring break. Fill in your own punch line. I'll send the e-mail we talked about on Monday night ASAP but probably not before Monday.

Man, I love bureaucracies.

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