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Aa3rt
02-23-2006, 08:12 AM
Recently I joined a softball team at my workplace. (Like they really need an immobile over-50 year old who plays first base like Dick Stuart :o )

When I was asked what number I'd like on my jersey, I asked for "00". This caused some controversy until I showed the team organizer that Cliff Johnson had worn "00" (Thank you, Baseball-Almanac!!!) and Brandon Watson, an outfielder on the Nationals spring roster is wearing the same number.

This whole episode got me to wondering what players have worn 0 or 00 as their uniform numbers. IIRC, Al Oliver was the first player to wear 0 when he left the Pittsburgh Pirates for Texas after the 1977 season, something about a fresh start and a new number in Texas. In fact, when Al Oliver and Cliff Johnson were teammates in Toronto in 1985, there was both a 0 and 00 in the same roster.

Any others that have worn the 0 or 00 in major league play?

RuthMayBond
02-23-2006, 08:14 AM
Jack Clark, Jeff Leonard

RuthMayBond
02-23-2006, 08:15 AM
Any others that have worn the 0 or 00 in major league play?It would be helpful if I had my slugging average on my jersey :laugh

Tigerfan1974
02-23-2006, 09:02 AM
Recently I joined a softball team at my workplace. (Like they really need an immobile over-50 year old who plays first base like Dick Stuart :o )

When I was asked what number I'd like on my jersey, I asked for "00". This caused some controversy until I showed the team organizer that Cliff Johnson had worn "00" (Thank you, Baseball-Almanac!!!) and Brandon Watson, an outfielder on the Nationals spring roster is wearing the same number.

This whole episode got me to wondering what players have worn 0 or 00 as their uniform numbers. IIRC, Al Oliver was the first player to wear 0 when he left the Pittsburgh Pirates for Texas after the 1977 season, something about a fresh start and a new number in Texas. In fact, when Al Oliver and Cliff Johnson were teammates in Toronto in 1985, there was both a 0 and 00 in the same roster.

Any others that have worn the 0 or 00 in major league play?

I believe when Paul Dade was with Cleveland he wore '00'.

(don't ask me how or why I remember the forgettable Mr. Dade)

RuthMayBond
02-23-2006, 09:04 AM
I believe when Paul Dade was with Cleveland he wore '00'.

(don't ask me how or why I remember the forgettable Mr. Dade)That was his value in 1978 :laugh

Tram2Lou
02-23-2006, 10:25 AM
Oddibe McDowell was 0 with the Rangers

Aa3rt
08-20-2006, 08:59 AM
Watching a Nationals/Phillies game last Friday (18th) evening, I saw recently acquired pitcher Rick White of the Phillies sporting the number " 00 ".

64Cards
08-20-2006, 09:06 AM
I know it's football, but 00 always makes me think of Jim Otto, the NFL HOF center for the Oakland Raiders in the 60's through early 70's. Talk about a guy who looks like he's been put through a meat grinder....:eek:

west coast orange and black
08-20-2006, 09:18 AM
half an answer:
vanity: benito santiago once wore "09" so that his number would not be obscured by the chest protector strap.

Brian McKenna
08-20-2006, 10:11 AM
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First 0 was Al Oliver with TEX in 1978 and later with MON, SF, LA, TOR

Oscar Gamble wore 0 with CWS in 1985, so did Mark Ryal

Oddibe McDowell with TEX 1985-88 and later with CLE and ATL but not in 1994 with TEX

Junior Ortiz 1989-94

Terry McDaniel in 1991

Rey Ordonez beginning in 1996 for two years

Franklin Stubbs with MIL in 1992

00

WAS coach George Uhle wore 00 during spring training only in 1944

Bobo Newsom was the first to wear 00 in 1946-47

Joe Page in 1954

Paul Dade in 1977

Bobby Bonds in 1980

Cliff Johnson TOR 1985-86

Don Baylor in 1988

Jerry Hairston

Jack Clark with SD in 1990

Rudy Seanez and Jim Poole in 1991

Omar Olivares in 1993

Jeffery Leonard 1987-90

Brandon Watson in 2005

Rick White in 2005

Aa3rt
08-20-2006, 10:20 AM
bkmckenna-many thanks for that most comprehensive list! Great to know that there was a SENATORS connection with George Uhle and Bobo Newsome.

wilkerson_rulz-06
08-20-2006, 10:51 AM
The horrific CF for the Nationals Brandon Watson, then claimed by the Reds off waivers.

Aa3rt
08-20-2006, 10:59 AM
The horrific CF for the Nationals Brandon Watson, then claimed by the Reds off waivers. Who was already mentioned in posts # 1 & 10...

wamby
08-20-2006, 01:51 PM
half an answer:
vanity: benito santiago once wore "09" so that his number would not be obscured by the chest protector strap.

I read in Baseball Weekly (I think) that Santiago said he wore 09 for balance. It didn't specify what needed to be balanced.

PeteF3
08-20-2006, 10:55 PM
I read in Baseball Weekly (I think) that Santiago said he wore 09 for balance. It didn't specify what needed to be balanced.

IIRC he didn't like the strap going down the middle of the number or something to that effect. It was some sort of comfort issue.