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Old 03-30-2012, 04:55 AM
OnThePike
 
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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.
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