Originally Posted by Whitesox029
I can't either. I also can't remember the last time a player (i.e., someone other than Cooper) wore #21. He's been the pitching coach since 2002, so that kind of makes sense I suppose. Anybody know who it was? Too lazy to look it up.
Coop was #34 originally, but he gave that up and took a different number when the Sox traded for Freddy Garcia. There was a month overlap when the Sox had both Garcia and Loaiza, so he couldn't have switched directly to 21. I'm guessing Cooper wore a different number for the rest of 2004 and switched to 21 in 2005.