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Category: Retired Numbers

Seven, Shmeven: Bruins Piss on Espo’s Retired Number With New Uni Ad

The latest reason to hate uniform advertising.

Hornets Provide First View of NBA’s Bill Russell Memorial Patch

The patch will be worn throughout the league this season.

Some Thoughts on the Mets Retiring Willie Mays’ No. 24

Willie Mays was an all time great player, Hall of Famer and baseball ambassador. The Mets retired his number almost 50 years after his playing days ended.

NBA Retiring Bill Russell’s #6 Leaguewide

Russell joins Jackie Robinson in baseball and Wayne Gretzky in hockey as the only athletes to have their numbers retired leaguewide in American major sports.

Video Game Shows New Unis for Jackie Robinson Day

Good morning! April 15 — just 11 days from now — is Jackie Robinson Day. It’s also the 75th anniversary of Jackie breaking the big league color barrier and the …

O’Ree-O-Rama: NHL Pulls Out the Stops for Pioneer’s Number Retirement

Click to enlarge Good morning! The Bruins finally retired Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 last night. The ceremony, which was originally scheduled for last season but was postponed due to the …

The Ultimate NFL, MLB, and NHL Uni Number Spreadsheets

Last Friday I wrote about Etienne Catalan’s sensational NBA uni number spreadsheet. At the end of that post, I said, “Now we just need someone to create something similar for …

The Ultimate NBA Uni Number Spreadsheet

Click to enlarge NBA numerologist Etienne Catalan, who I recently interviewed, has really outdone himself by creating a chart that shows which uni numbers are currently roster-assigned for each NBA …

A Uni Watch Look at MLB’s Roberto Clemente Day

Yesterday was Roberto Clemente Day across Major League Baseball. The day has been an annual September celebration (the exact date has shifted from year to year), but this was the …

A Uni Watch Look at Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant died yesterday. I’ll leave it to others to address what he meant on a cultural or historical level, or even on a basketball level. Here at Uni Watch, …

Retired Number Is Latest Mets Head-Scratcher

The Mets have a habit of making some really odd decisions — naming an agent as their general manager, refusing to create a statue for Tom Seaver until after he …

Jackie Day Recap, 2019 Edition

Click to enlarge Yesterday was Jackie Day, so everyone wore No. 42. It’s one of my favorite uni-driven promotions and unquestionably Bud Selig’s greatest (only?) positive legacy. I understand why …

Uni Watch DIY Project: Replicating the Celtics’ Retired Numbers

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest post from Brad Eenhuis, who’s hit upon an interesting new DIY project category. Enjoy. — PL] By Brad Eenhuis Recently I’ve been turned …

Should Robinson Canó Get to Wear Willie Mays’s Number?

The Mets mortgaged their future for a 36-year-old PED user completed their trade for Robinson Canó yesterday. The ink on the contract was barely dry when it was announced that …

Jackie Robinson Day Recap

Yesterday was Jackie Day. As usual, all MLB uniformed personnel wore No. 42. I know some of you don’t like that, but I love it. Just for one day, everything …