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    These Yanks shared something. What was it?

    George Selkirk, Allie Clark, Bud Metheny, Cliff Mapes, and Ducky Medwick.


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    Ducky Medwick was with us in spring training one year and, like the other four players mentioned, wore #3 AFTER the Babe retired.

    Can you imagine anyone wearing a number of a retired great these days?

    Rather obscure trivia, I admit.

    26 in '00

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    Was the Babe's #3 retired at that point, or was just the Babe retired?

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    #3 wasn't officially retired until 1948.
    Gehrig's #4 was the first number retired.
    The Babe last played for the Bombers in '34.

    Here's a couple more obscure ones for ya:

    Al Benton: The only man to pitch to both the Babe and the Mick.

    Bobby Veach: The only man to ever pinch-hit for the Babe on the Yanks. (He flied out)

    Hey, can you tell I'm bored? Off work today, and nothing to do but read about my Yanks.


    26 in '00

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    Ahh, you lucky son of a gun...

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    Wasn't there two Yankees that "traded" wives?? I was gonna say those had the same wife!! LOL!!

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    I don't know what they had in common, but Joe Medwick never played for the Yankees. The others were outfielders (mostly reserves) that did not overlap.

    Selkirk plyed from '34-42
    Metheney played from '43-45 - he batted a few times in '46, but never fielded that year.
    Clark was with the Yanks in '47
    Mapes was a Yankee from '48-51

    I give up.

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    ...a drinking problem?

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    Hi Chelle,

    Yep. Fritz Peterson & Mike Kekich. They not only exchanged wives, they exchanged families, including pets.
    Fritz had some good years for us in some of our darkest days.

    BTW Chelle, it looks like my Rollers might bring home the gold this year....again!

    26 in '00

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    Oh goodness,
    I am a Tri-Valley person when it comes to School Spirit, we may be little (I can say that again!), but we've got some good athletes (not in basketball tho, we suck at that, our Varsity team won like two games)

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    #1 PA Fan,

    Just saw your post and really enjoyed it. I remember Selkirk, Clark and Mapes. I don't remember Medwick playing for the Yanks but I will take your word for it. Mapes of course wore #7 before Mickey. Mickey started out with #6.

    I remember when Ruth's #3 was retred, it was on an August day (8th?) in 1948 on Babe Ruth Day. I remember listening to it on Radio. Ruth was suffering from the last stages of throat cancer then and passed away shortly thereafter.

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