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The 1916 Cleveland Indians were the first team to wear numbers on their jerseys. The rest of the owners in Baseball didn't like that idea and Cleveland quickly abandoned the jersey numbers. It wasn't until 1929 that they came back, when the New York Yankees started putting numbers on the back of the jersey. By 1931, the American League ruled that all team should put numbers on jerseys and in 1932 the National League followed suit.

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