• Hughes To Follow Pavano?

    Posted by on January 31st, 2008 · Comments (3)

    Phil Hughes is hinting that he’s up for a change in uniform number.

    Reportedly, Hughes “wears 65 because he wanted to wear a number ending in five, and every lower number ending in five was taken or retired” on the Yankees.

    Hmmm, when you add this up, it sounds like Phil is going after Carl Pavano’s #45.

    The last 5 Yankees pitchers to wear #45 have been: Jason Anderson, Felix Heredia, Armando Benitez, Felix Heredia and Carl Pavano. It’s not exactly a recent good luck number for Yankees pitchers. If it’s true that Hughes is going for #45, I hope he knows what he’s doing.

    Comments on Hughes To Follow Pavano?

    1. SteveB
      January 31st, 2008 | 4:33 pm

      A pitcher’s jersey number has been the variable with the strongest positive correlation to wins, in the history of the league.

      Spot on!

    2. B
      January 31st, 2008 | 5:02 pm

      He likes a 5 in it, not necessarily ending in 5, I believe.

      He was 50 in the minors before 2007. He might be going back to that now that Bowa is gone.

    3. Josh
      February 1st, 2008 | 11:40 am

      Keep 65 Phil.

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