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    Cody Ross went on twitter last night and announced he was given #7. I really think it should be retired. Not for Drew or Trot but for Dom Dimaggio. You already have Pesky, Doerr and Teddy's number retired. It is time to have Dom up there as the fourth member of "The Teammates" Posted by thepeskypole6
    There's definitely some merit to it, and since his brother may be the biggest jerk in the history of baseball, maybe he deserves an honor just for having to grow up with him....
     
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    #45 should never be worn again.
     
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    Agreed.  Retire it. Dom was one of the great ones - and likeable besides, unlike his more famous brother.
     
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    I agree that the bespectacled one should have his number retired.  However, in lieu of that, i am glad Cody is sporting #7, as he will bring back fond memories of Dirt Dog #1, Trot Nixon.
     
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    Retire it in honor of the Mick.
     
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    In response to "#7?": There's definitely some merit to it, and since his brother may be the biggest jerk in the history of baseball, maybe he deserves an honor just for having to grow up with him....
    Posted by jasko2248



    LOL Funniest thing I've read all day!
     
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    I disagree...Dom was not Joe and does not deserve his number retired...plus there's been a few guys to inherit number 7 over the years since Dom retired:
    • Reggie Smith
    • Trot Nixon
    • JD Drew
    • Cody Ross

    This one, along with retiring #25, should be dismissed once and for all...although I am all for retiring 45 and, believe it or not...38!!

     

     
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    I disagree...Dom was not Joe and does not deserve his number retired...plus there's been a few guys to inherit number 7 over the years since Dom retired: Reggie Smith Trot Nixon JD Drew Cody Ross This one, along with retiring #25, should be dismissed once and for all...although I am all for retiring 45 and, believe it or not...38!!   Posted by Soxdog67
    I'd retire #34 before #38, but then again I'd hate to see them turn into the Celtics...
     
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    I 'm not in favor of retiring too many numbers.

    It should be reserved only for the best of the best, so far I think the Red Sox have got it just about right , as far as which players really deserve the honor.
     
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    You guys forgot my favorite No. 7 (in my lifetime).

    The Rooster -- Rick Burleson.

    But I'm OK in retiring the number for Dom.
     
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    You guys forgot my favorite No. 7 (in my lifetime). The Rooster -- Rick Burleson. But I'm OK in retiring the number for Dom.
    Posted by royf19


    Crap roy, you are so right, how did I forget the Rooster!!

    Here's the complete list since DD wore #7 in 1953:
    • Sam Mele            1955 
    • Billy Consolo       1956-57 
    • Ken Aspromonte      1957-58 
    • Jim Busby           1959-60 
    • Gary Geiger         1960-62 
    • Dick Stuart         1963-64 
    • Lennie Green        1965-66 
    • Reggie Smith        1967-73 
    • Rick Burleson       1974-80 
    • Mike Easler         1984-85 
    • Ed Romero           1986 
    • Spike Owen          1987-88 
    • Nick Esasky         1989 
    • Phil Plantier       1990 
    • Steve Lyons         1991 
    • Rick Burleson       1992-93 (COACH) 
    • Steve Rodriguez     1995 
    • Trot Nixon          1996, 1998-2006 
    • J.D. Drew           2007-11
    • Cody Ross       2012

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    You guys forgot my favorite No. 7 (in my lifetime). The Rooster -- Rick Burleson. But I'm OK in retiring the number for Dom.
    Posted by royf19


    i agree, hes the #7 i will always think of....on a funny note - last yr my cousin visited my brother in AZ during spring training and they ended up going to a game with the Rooster coaching (i forget which team he is with)   they were talking with him for a while and then rooster got very serious with them and wanted to know what they were doing with such hot wives...ROFL....they said he was way cool to talk to....
     
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    In Response to Re: #7? : i agree, hes the #7 i will always think of....on a funny note - last yr my cousin visited my brother in AZ during spring training and they ended up going to a game with the Rooster coaching (i forget which team he is with)   they were talking with him for a while and then rooster got very serious with them and wanted to know what they were doing with such hot wives...ROFL....they said he was way cool to talk to....
    Posted by georom4


    That's good to hear. He always seemed like he'd be a down-to-earth guy. He's still my favorite SS in my lifetime (only because I remember Rico Petrocelli more as a 3B, rather than SS).

    I loved his batting stance. I used to try to imitate it and could never understand how the heck he could hit with that stance.
     
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    I think the unspoken rule is that the Sox retire numbers only for players in the HOF.
    Since Dom did not make the hall, that explains the reason his # is not retired.  But if Pesky has his retired, then the argument could be made for Dom, and I would support that.  But the #7 I remember best is Reggie Smith.  Smith, Yaz, Petrocelli, the guys who played when I was a kid.
     
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    Rico, Smith and Yaz wore 6,7 & 8.  If Yaz had switched with Smith, then the numbers would have been used the way the used to be in the old days, identifying their position on the field.

     
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    49 should be retired if and when Tim decides to hang it up.
     
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    Rico, Smith and Yaz wore 6,7 & 8.  If Yaz had switched with Smith, then the numbers would have been used the way the used to be in the old days, identifying their position on the field. Posted by parhunter1
    The Yankees were the first team to incorporate #s and they did it based on batting order, which is why Ruth was 3, Gehrig 4, etc...
     
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    49 should be retired if and when Tim decides to hang it up.
    Posted by Alibiike


    Yeah in his basement!
     
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    I think the unspoken rule is that the Sox retire numbers only for players in the HOF. Since Dom did not make the hall, that explains the reason his # is not retired.  But if Pesky has his retired, then the argument could be made for Dom, and I would support that.  But the #7 I remember best is Reggie Smith.  Smith, Yaz, Petrocelli, the guys who played when I was a kid.
    Posted by parhunter1


    Par,
       
      You bring the day back!   Loved Reggie and Rico ... I never saw Dom play. Rooster was one I remember too ... But if they wanted to retire it on the combo of Reggie and Dom, it would not have any problems. Precedent might be set ...
     
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    7 maybe, 24 & 25 definetly

    Tony C and Dewey deserve it, except for one pitch Tony C may have been the best to ever grace the Red Sox, Dewey is just my all-time favorite ...
     
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    Dom is worthy of serious consideration . . . during his 10 years, no one had more hits than he did, a stat that very much goes under the radar, and was an outstanding CFer . . . like many, his lost years to service likely keep him from being more noticed when it comes to career stats

    if not retiring his number, and that of maybe a few others (e.g. D Evans #24, extra base hit champion of the '80's), I'm a fan of flying flags of signficant names -- something that would also allow for the likes of Ruth, Young, Wood, etc
     
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