A Salute to Baseball’s Greatest Number…

…as chosen by me.

Growing up, Cory Snyder was my favorite player. His Gunsmoke poster hung above my bed and it was a proud day when his number 28 was heat-pressed onto my replica Indians jersey. In elementary school baseball, I could not wear 28 because our numbers stopped at 15. I chose number 2 because it was half of 28…and one of our best players already had 8. So to me, the number 28 epitomizes excellence in baseball. So as we have just recently embarked on a new season, I thought we could honor those who wear BASEBALL’S GREATEST NUMBER. Here’s a list of all the number 28s to appear on Opening Day rosters…

Angels- Raul Ibanez Outfielder

Astros- L.J. Hoes Outfielder

Athletics- Eric Sogard Infielder

Blue Jays- Colby Rasmus Outfielder

Braves- Doug Dascenzo Coach

Brewers- None

Cardinals- Mike Aldrete Coach

Cubs- None

Diamondbacks- Alex Sanabia Pitcher

Dodgers- Jamey Wright Pitcher

Giants- Buster Posey Catcher

Indians- Corey Kluber Pitcher

Marlins- None

Mariners- None

Mets- Daniel Murphy Infielder

Nationals- Jayson Werth Outfielder

Orioles- Steve Pearce Outfielder

Padres- Phil Plantier Coach

Phillies- None

Pirates- Jeff Bannister Coach

Rangers- Joakim Soria Pitcher

Rays- Jose Molina Catcher

Red Sox- Greg Colbrunn Coach

Reds- Chris Heisey Outfielder

Rockies- Nolan Arenado Infielder

Royals- Pedro Grifol Coach

Tigers- Alex Gonzalez Infielder

Twins- None

White Sox- Leury Garcia Infielder

Yankees- Joe Girardi Manager

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