By George Sullivan, Anne Canevari Green
Comprises anecdotes recounting the historical past and lore linked to the numbers on athletes' uniforms.
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But teams followed no standard policy. Some teams wore numbers; others didn't bother. And on still other teams, only the captain had a number. It appeared on the front of his jersey. It was usually 1 or 0. According to Dr. L. H. Baker, writing in Football Facts & Figures, the first time that two teams with numbered jerseys lined up against one another was in 1913. The teams were the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago. After that, the use of numbers spread fast. When the NFL (National Football League) set up shop in the early 1920s, virtually every team numbered its players.
17Darrell Waltrip, a three-time Winston Cup champion and the winner of more than $15 million in prize money. No. 24Jeff Gordon, who rocketed to superstar status after winning honors as Rookie of the Year in 1993; holds three Winston Cup titles. No. 43Richard Petty, onetime king of the stock-car drivers; his son Kyle drives car No 42. No. 88Dale Jarrett, who scored his first stock-car victory at Brooklyn, Michigan, in 1991; since then has ranked as one of racing's most solid performers. No. 94Bill Elliott, who has 40 career victories and more than $16 million in earnings.
Bradley wore No. 24 as a member of the New York Knicks from 1967 through 1977. An outstanding shooter, Bradley was a key contributor to the Knicks championship teams of 1970 and 1973. Byron R. S. Supreme Court for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1962, was another No. 24. White enjoyed a brief but notable career as a pro football running back. In 1938, when he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (later to become the Steelers), White was the National Football League's leading rusher. White also wore No.
Any Number Can Play: The Numbers Athletes Wear by George Sullivan, Anne Canevari Green