There's one issue I have with one question Mike asked, and that is "What was Mattingly's number when he came up". It's historically recognized that he wore #46, but I know for a (an almost) fact this isn't true. I watched his first game as a Yankee on WPIX and he wore #56 his first day. I wonder if anyone can conform that.
I am 99.999999999% positive of this (which is an oxymoron, yes!). I was very into the team back then and as much into "numbers". Someone justify my 45 year old memory please.
I guess if someone has video of his first at-bat, that would resolve this issue for me. However -- he may have worn #56 in Spring Training... but I am convinced he wore it at some point for the Yankees.