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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Players Who Wore #56

Today I attended Mark Buehrle day at Comiskey Park, a name many still call the ballpark even though it has gotten two new names since it was last officially known as Comiskey.   It was a nice, fun event even for someone like me who isn't a fan of the White Sox.

I was wondering if any other Kellogg's cards featured players who wore #56.  After reading the following story about top players at each number (bleacherreport) I was worried that not many guys wore that number.

The Sporting News also did a list and said no one else was worthy of even being compared to Buehrle as the best player to wear #56.

A Sporcle quiz had twenty players who wore that number.  None appeared on Kellogg's cards.

Baseball-Reference.com came to the rescue.  I searched for who wore #56 from 1970 - 1983, so I could have missed some guys who wore the number during other years.

1983 - Bert Campaneris (Yankees).  He normally wore #19 in his career but Dave Righetti had that number when Bert arrived in New York.





1970 - Don Gullett (Reds).  He normally wore #35 in his career.

Others may have worn the number only at the beginning of their careers, like Gullett, or as their career ended, like Campaneris.

That's it.  I went further to check out all of those who wore #56 in baseball history.

I did find that Gus Polidor wore #56 in 1985 for the Rangers.  He was featured in an early post about the Venezuelan Kellogg's card set.

One eight White Sox players have worn #56 and only Buehrle did so for more than three years.

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