Number 9, Number 9, Number 9 …

Domonic Brown makes his big-league debut, and he will be wearing No. 9.

Let’s take a look at some No. 9 facts in Phillies history:

  • Player to wear No. 9 the longest: Von Hayes, nine seasons (1983-91).
  • Player to wear No. 9 the second longest: Mike Ryan, six seasons (1968-73).
  • Player to wear No. 9 the third longest: Tomas Perez, five seasons (2001-05).
  • Most popular No. 9: Manny Trillo (1979-82).
  • Most players to wear No. 9 in one season: Three in 1959 (John Easton, Saul Rogovin and Earl Torgeson) and 1941 (Gene Lambert, Hal Marnie and Bill Nagel).
  • Funniest player to wear No. 9: Bob Uecker in 1966-67.
  • Only player to wear No. 9 and have his named mentioned in The Wire: Gus Triandos (1964-65).
  • Best names: Putsy Caballero (1949) and Nippy Jones (1952).
  • Guy with the saddest nickname: Hugh “Losing Pitcher” Mulcahy (1939-40).
  • Guy who sounds like he might have owned a yacht: Merv Shea (1944).
  • I could have bought his jersey: Al Todd (1932).
  • Last 10 players to wear No. 9: Miguel Cairo (2009), Chris Snelling (2008), Tadahito Iguchi (2008), Michael Bourn (2006-07), Perez (2001-05), David Newhan (2001), Pete Incaviglia (1996), Tom Marsh (1992), Dale Sveum (1992) and Hayes (1983-91).

All thanks to, who has the numbers.


Brown got promoted earlier today. Roy Oswalt remains in the picture for the Phillies.


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no mention of manny trillo in this blog is a travesty.

great Wire reference haha

Manny Trillo was mentioned as most popular player to wear No. 9.

Please tell me the Ted Lilly for Happ rumors are untrue…

Its untrue, like 95% of rumors. Its just because some people have nothing else to write about

Nice Beattles tribute Todd.

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