The first Baseball team to use numbers on uniforms was the 1916 Cleveland Indians when they wore small numbers on the sleeves of their uniforms, as a way of identifying the players. This practice was short lived.
in 1929 the New York Yankees decided to wear numbers to the backs of their jerseys. The numbers corresponded to each player's general position in the lineup.for example Babe Ruth wore No. 3, since he usually batted third, and Lou Gehrig wore No. 4 as he batted fourth.
Here is a list of Yankee players that wore uniform number 5. * Bob Meusel (1929) * Tony Lazzeri (1930-1931) * Frank Crosetti (1932-1934, part of 1935, 1936) * Nolen Richardson (part of 1935) * Joe DiMaggio (1937-1942, 1946-1951; retired 1952) * Nick Etten (1943-1945)
German soccer player Franz Beckenbauer wore the number five from 1964 until 1977. Rainer Bonhof, Hans-Peter Briegel, and Klau Augenthaler have also worn the number five at some point in their careers.
It depends on what team you are talking about. Many different teams in many different sports where the number 5.
Derek Jeter has never worn the number 13 as a member of the New York Yankees.
Ruben Sierra wore number 24 on his jersey for the New York Yankees. Ruben Sierra wore number 24 on his jersey for the New York Yankees.
No one has worn number 89 during a regular-season game for the Yankees.
Click on the 'Yankees Numbers' link on this page to see all members of the Yankees that have worn #37.
Brett Gardner currently wears number 11 for the New York Yankees.
CC Sabathia is number 52Derek Jeter is number 2
Graig Nettles from 1973 to 1983
The number 1 is retired for Billy Martin. It will never be worn again.
For the Houston Astros, 35 different players have worn the number 22 from 1962 to 2013. The Yankees have had 58 players wear number 22 from 1929 to 2013.
In 2008, pitcher Humberto Sanchez became the first and only Yankees to wear 77
No player wore #65 for the Yankees in 1990. For what I have found the only players who have worn #65 are Philip Hughes from 2007-2010, Adrian Hernandez in 2001 and 2002, Juan Espino in 1983, and coach Clyde King in 1978.
Baseball's most famous No. 5 was worn by Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees.