Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Tuesday, January 25, 2021

As expected, the recent St. Petersburg Times feature on the all-sports all-time greatest uniform numbers list elicited a good amount of reader response.

Which was the point, after all. Selecting Mia Hamm as the definitive No. 9 over Ted Williams, Bobby Hull and others guaranteed a stirred pot (which the paper readily admitted to in the first place). A bit of a surprise: The representation for NBA legend Oscar Robertson as the pick for uni No. 1.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 01/25/2005 11:15:35 PM
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  1. Shall we say, “Cow Bizarre”? You cannot compare soccer to baseball to rugby to American football to roller derby, and decide who was the best shirt number! The Law of Apples and Oranges states conclusively that the different sports just can’t mix.

    Comment by Bruce -- Harper Blue — 01/26/2005 @ 09:55:29 AM

  2. Well, the intent wasn’t to compare different sports; it was more to provide a look at the athletes/personalities who made enough of an impression that their numbers provided instant public identification. For many of the names listed, they transcended a single sport, and even transcended sports to become known in the greater popular culture.

    Again, it was very much a tongue-in-cheek undertaking, meant to provoke. Don’t take it too seriously!

    Comment by CT — 01/26/2005 @ 07:17:29 PM

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