MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do baseball players wear numbers on their jerseys?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do baseball players wear numbers on their jerseys?

Today is opening day for the baseball season to celebrate here’s a baseball mystery. Why do the players wear numbers on the back of their jerseys?

The first baseball team to ever do it back in the 1920s were the New York Yankees. The reasoning behind it was for the team to wear the numbers that match up with the team’s batting order. So Babe Ruth wore the number 3 as he always hit third.

Nowadays the numbers are more of a tradition and to identify who and where each player is on the field while the game is happening.

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