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Thome25
12-16-2010, 06:37 PM
In honor of Adam Dunn's uniform # choice, I'm a uniform/jersey number junkie so, I thought I'd make it kinda interesting and list some of the most memorable #32's in White Sox history.

I find his number choice interesting because the #32 has been known more as a pitcher's number in both White Sox and MLB history. The most famous hitter to wear it was probably Dave Winfield.

1958
Bob Shaw-P/Early Wynn-P

1959
Larry Doby-OF

1961-66
Juan Pizarro-P

1973, 1977-78
Steve Stone-P

1986
Steve Carlton-P

1990-96
Alex Fernandez-P

1999-2001
Kip Wells-P

2005-06
Dustin Hermanson-P

2007-09
Brian Anderson-OF

Notable MLB HOFers to wear #32:

Steve Carlton
Larry Doby
Rollie Fingers
Sandy Koufax
Dave Winfield
Early Wynn

jcw218
12-16-2010, 06:48 PM
# 32 was also the number that Dunn wore while with Arizona.

Link (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dunnad01.shtml) to Dunn's bio on baseball reference.

Brian26
12-16-2010, 07:21 PM
No love for Kelly Dransfeldt.

TDog
12-16-2010, 11:43 PM
No love for Kelly Dransfeldt.

... or Don Eddy.

the White Sox used to be on Channel 32, of course.

MeteorsSox4367
12-17-2010, 10:41 AM
Wasn't Rollie Fingers #34 with Oakland?

As for favorite 32s, I have to add Larry Gura. He pitched for Kansas City when they were good in the 70s. He also was a Joliet native whose brother-in-law worked with my Dad.

I got to meet Gura at a Sox game when I was a kid and he took me onto the field at Comiskey. From what I remember, he was a really nice man.

Back to the Sox...

If you add 1 to 32, you get 33. And we all know who wore 33!

(Had to get Rowand in there somehow.):D:

shenk16
12-17-2010, 10:53 AM
#32 should be retired because of Steve Stone....just ask him

TheOldRoman
12-17-2010, 10:55 AM
You should also note that Early Winn wore #24 for the Sox at least in 1959.

beasly213
12-17-2010, 10:56 AM
#32 should be retired because of Steve Stone....just ask him

That shouldn't be in teal.

shenk16
12-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Come on... Cy Stone wouldn't appreciate that!

PaleHoser
12-17-2010, 11:09 AM
Steve Carlton (Did not wear # for White Sox)

Disagree. I recall Sox immortal Tim Hulett changing his number from 32 to 23 after the Sox signed Carlton.

TheOldRoman
12-17-2010, 11:28 AM
That shouldn't be in teal.It's not, it's in cyan.

Thome25
12-17-2010, 11:38 AM
Disagree. I recall Sox immortal Tim Hulett changing his number from 32 to 23 after the Sox signed Carlton.

I did not know that. If correct, I apologize for the error. I did most of my research from the book "Now Batting Number....." by Jack Looney. It had Hulett listed as an INF/DH who wore #32 for several years in the 80's

PaleHoser
12-17-2010, 02:18 PM
Baseball Reference (http://www.baseball-reference.com/) is listing uniform numbers for players by team and year. I can't confirm they're 100% accurate, but I've found it a useful reference for quick sanity checks.

Tim Hulett (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/huletti01.shtml)
Steve Carlton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/carltst01.shtml)

Don't ask me what I had for lunch, but useless White Sox trivia such as this sticks with me.

Lip Man 1
12-17-2010, 05:38 PM
Some of the more "prominent" players to wear it:

32 Thad Bosley - OF
"Buddy" Bradford - OF
Larry Doby - OF
Don Eddy - P
Alex Fernandez - P
Tim Hulett - IN
Don Mueller - OF
Juan Pizarro - P
Steve Stone - P
Kip Wells - P
Dustin Hermanson - P

The White Sox media guide "officially" lists Carlton as having worn #32, however the thing about using the Sox media guide as a reference is they include all numbers both spring training ones and regular season uniform numbers. I'd prefer they toss out the spring training numbers.

Lip

Lamp81
12-17-2010, 10:52 PM
This pic shows Carlton indeed wearing # 32 with the Sox. Baseball Reference says he wore 32 & 37 for the Sox. Maybe he wore 37 in his first game before he could arrange to get 32.

Brian26
12-17-2010, 11:07 PM
I've got a photo of Steve Carlton in my collection wearing the road uni in '86. The number on the back is 32. Looks like he's pitching in Texas.

Thome25
12-18-2010, 08:55 AM
Disagree. I recall Sox immortal Tim Hulett changing his number from 32 to 23 after the Sox signed Carlton.

This pic shows Carlton indeed wearing # 32 with the Sox. Baseball Reference says he wore 32 & 37 for the Sox. Maybe he wore 37 in his first game before he could arrange to get 32.

I've got a photo of Steve Carlton in my collection wearing the road uni in '86. The number on the back is 32. Looks like he's pitching in Texas.

Edited my original post :redface:.