Current NHL players that wear the number 37 are Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Matt Ellis of the Buffalo Sabres, Ryan O,Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche, Denis Grebeshkov of the Edmonton Oilers, Josh Harding of the Minnesot Wild, Rick Rypien of the Vancouver Canucks, and Karlis Skrastins of the Dallas Stars.
Hall of Fame halfback Doak Walker
The only HOF'er I could come up with that wore the number 37 was Casey Stengel, but as a manager. Casey Stengel played baseball From 1912 -1925 before ballplayers wore numbers on their uniforms. It was not until 1929 when the Yankees became the first team to use numbers regularly, and about 1937 before every team wore numbers. Numbers were first given out to players as to their position in the batting order. For example Babe Ruth batted third in the line up, and wore number 3, Lou Gehrig wore number 4 as he batted fourth. Most numbers handed out in the early days were low numbers, and reserved for the top stars of the team therefore most Hall Of Fame players would have a number below the number 37. Higher numbers are often given to rookie players, and as they become a more prominent player on the team might switch to a lower number. As time goes on and the lower numbers are retired from use, more stars will be wearing higher numbers, and in the future more HOF'ers will have the number 37. For a list of players that wore or are wearing the number 37 see Related Links below.
There is no set rule which states so, but normally number 30 is reserved for the Goaltender of the team. Historically #1, 30 and 31 were goalies but in recent history goalies have began to use non traditional numbers such as 34, 37, 40, 50, 60, and so forth.
That is not the serial number. It is the Patent Number. The serial number is found below this number. The Model 37 I have has this patent number on it and the serial number is 24071. I would also like to know the manufacture date of this rifle.
Ron Artest for the L.A. Lakers
The most prominent players to wear #37 are Maurice Hurst and Rodney Harrison.
Casey Stengel Dave Stieb
Click on the 'Yankees Numbers' link on this page to see all members of the Yankees that have worn #37.
Casey Stengel and Bill Lee