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Everybody knows Tom Seaver wore # 41 and Joe DiMaggio # 5, but see how much else you know about New York baseball uniform numbers. The answers will be posted tomorrow.

1. The Yankees were the first team to wear uniform numbers. What year did they start wearing them?

2. Why did Bobby Valentine wear # 2 while managing the Mets?

3. Mickey Mantle is synonymous with # 7, but in his rookie year he wore another number besides 7. What was it?

4. What two numbers did Felix Millan wear with the Mets?

5. Why did Babe Ruth wear # 3 and Lou Gehrig # 4?

6. What number did Joe Torre wear with the Mets?

7. What three numbers did Bobby Murcer wear for the Yankees?

8. What three players for the Mets wore either 0 or 00 (besides Mr. Met)?

9. Who was the last Yankee to wear # 2 before Derek Jeter?

10. Who was the last Met to wear # 5 before David Wright?

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  1. 1 On August 6th, 2008, Rob Abruzzese said:

    I only know number 5 and 9. 5 is because that’s where they batted in the lineup and back then they just gave you the number of the spot you hit. So if you are the leadoff hitter you wear number 1. 9 is mike gallego.

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