Originally Posted by Milw
I can guess why 69 has never been worn by a Sox player, but what about 64? Yes, it's a higher number, but 65 and 66 have both been worn by a half-dozen guys. Seems like a random number to skip.
Random is probably exactly what it is...just so happens that no one who was assigned that number in camp ever made it to the big club and decided to keep that number. 56 was Mark Buehrle's team-assigned spring training number if I remember correctly--he just decided to keep it.