What’s in a Number?

  • POSTED ON: 15 Dec, 2017
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  • POSTED BY: Chari Vijayaraghavan
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Famous sports personalities are often remembered by their jersey numbers. You would have seen a lot of fans buy numbered jerseys and t-shirts from sports shops!

Sometimes, these jersey numbers are ‘retired’. Retiring the number of an athlete is an honour a team bestows upon a player. The first number officially retired by a team in a professional sport was that of ice hockey player Ace Bailey, whose number 6 was retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1934. Let’s take a look at a few interesting tit-bits…

Source : Wikimedia Commons


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