I realize there is no reason for there to be any correlation, but has anyone ever done any studies on uniform numbers versus player performance?

Obviously there should be no trend since the two are completely unrelated, but I have always been curious as to what number has been historically most successful.

I did some stats on data from 2005 and found that for position players, the numbers 5, 24 and 29 were the most successful. I only used numbers for which there was a large enough number of players with that number to keep the result from being too skewed by one player. 9 and 1 I found were the worst numbers.

Obviously there should be no trend since the two are completely unrelated, but I have always been curious as to what number has been historically most successful.

I did some stats on data from 2005 and found that for position players, the numbers 5, 24 and 29 were the most successful. I only used numbers for which there was a large enough number of players with that number to keep the result from being too skewed by one player. 9 and 1 I found were the worst numbers.

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