Top Players By Uniform Number…

From SportOnEarth.com:

Note: I didn’t know WAR (Wins Against Replacement) was the new, single, stat that determines a players production?

3: Babe Ruth (183.7 WAR): Ruth first sported his No. 3 jersey — based on his spot in the batting order — in 1929 when the Yankees helped usher uniform numbers into the mainstream. He sported the No. 3 on his jersey over each of the next six seasons with the Yankees, before also keeping it with the Boston Braves for his final big league season in 1935.
Other notables: Jimmie Foxx (97.4), Alan Trammell (70.4), Frankie Frisch (70.4)

6: Stan Musial (128.1 WAR)
Other notables: Al Kaline (92.5), Sal Bando (61.4)

9: Ted Williams (123.2 WAR)

 

The Braehead Clan…

breaks out kilt-themed hockey uniforms.

From The Hockey News:

Four of the EIHL’s clubs reside within Scotland, and one of those clubs, the Braehead Clan, pulled out special jerseys to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day, a day of food, music and dance, this past weekend.

As part of their celebration of the national holiday, Braehead hit the ice in amazing custom jerseys that were built to make each skater appear to be wearing a kilt. Complete with awesome purple plaid pants, socks and a sash across the jersey, they’re an absolutely incredible special event jersey. Take a look:

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Maybin returns to Tigers

Welcome back Cameron.

Minoring In Baseball

23165167916_0238810b6a_zJust when I start complaining that the Tigers keep trading away some of my favorite prospects and Whitecaps alumni, they do something like this. And totally redeem themselves! Friday night Detroit acquired Cameron Maybin from the Atlanta Braves for relief pitcher Ion Krol and Gabe Speier. With the loss of Rajai Davis to free agency, Maybin fills that gap nicely as he can play for center and left field.  He had the best season of his Major League career in 2015, batting .267, with 10 home runs, 59 RBIs, and 23 stolen bases. Maybin was originally dealt to the Florida/Miami Marlins in the deal that brought Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers in 2007, so there’s no way I can complain about how that deal turned out! Speier did pitch in 33 games for West Michigan this season, however, posting a 2.86 ERA while earning four wins, to two losses.  We…

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