With the Dodgers honoring Fernando Valenzuela by inducting him into the “Legends of Dodger Baseball” on Saturday, but not officially retiring his iconic number 34 — although it was recently retired in Mexico — it brought up the greater concept of something fun…
It’s something many of us have envisioned for fun: Taking the field for the Los Angeles Dodgers. But more important is the true linchpin of a player’s identity: the uniform number. Thus begging the question, if you played for the Dodgers, what would your number be and why?
Fun Question: If you played for the Dodgers, what would your jersey number be and why? Mine would be 89 for my birth year.
— Marshall Garvey (@MarshallGarvey) July 20, 2019
Some would opt for a personally preferred digit.
3 or 5 favorite number or lucky number.
— Christopher Araiza (@el_caraiza1) July 20, 2019
Others would tribute a favorite player:
5. My first game Jim Lefebvre hit two HRs, and it's been my number ever since.
— Sid Webb (@SharpenedFocus) July 20, 2019
Birthday or birth year is always a popular choice:
21 for my birthday being on November 21st
— Brandon Beardsley (@brandonbeards21) July 20, 2019
59 same reason
— Len Ochs (@LenOchs8) July 20, 2019
Given some Dodger legends haven’t had their numbers retired yet, they’re still up for grabs:
34 for Fernando Valenzuela
— ViaDeCampeones (@ViaDeCampeones) July 20, 2019
6 for Garvey
— Mark B In SD (@MomsOopsBaby) July 20, 2019
How about you? If you had the honor of playing for the Dodgers, what would your number be? Let us know in the comments?