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 Baseball-Reference.com, who has the numbers.

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

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6 Comments

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…

@barbecoa
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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