Best Boston jersey number?

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    Best Boston jersey number?

    What one uniform number would give stars across all four local teams?

     

    For example

     

    4 - Cronin, Orr.  Patriot?  Celtic?

    8 - Neely, Yaztrzemski.  Others?

    21 - Clemens, Sharman.  Any Pats or Bruins?

     

    I just would like to know the one best number for all time Boston sports.

     

    Thought or suggestions?

     
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    #33

    Larry Bird

    Jason Varitek

    Zdeno Chara

    Kevin Faulk

     
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    6 is an interesting number......Russell.....Pesky.....Terrible Ted Green wore it and won a few Cups with the Bruins.....No significant Pats.....though research shows me Jeff Feagles wore # 6.....but it also has the infamy of being the number Billy B was wearing in October 1986.

     
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    Bruins # 4.

    Orr easily the most dominant , valuable, game-changing force in any team sport. Yes, including better than Gretzky.

     
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    Bruins # 4.

    Orr easily the most dominant , valuable, game-changing force in any team sport. Yes, including better than Gretzky.




    Across all four sports.

    Nice start,  but you came up 3 sports short.

     
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    There can be little doubt.

    #24

    Bruins - Terry O'Reilly

    Celtics-Sam Jones

    Patriots- Ty Law

    Red Sox - Dwight Evans/ Manny Ramirez

    "There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why.....I dream of things that never were and ask why not?"- Robert Kennedy

     
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    There can be little doubt.

    #24

    Bruins - Terry O'Reilly

    Celtics-Sam Jones

    Patriots- Ty Law

    Red Sox - Dwight Evans/ Manny Ramirez

    "There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why.....I dream of things that never were and ask why not?"- Robert Kennedy




    We have a winner!! (Glad you put Dewey first)

     
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    Thought about 24, but forgot sbout TyLaw. Good call.

     

    What about 14?  Rice, Cousy, Grogan and Woody Dumart.  Does that stack up?


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    Thought about 24, but forgot sbout TyLaw. Good call.

     

    What about 14?  Rice, Cousy, Grogan and Woody Dumart.  Does that stack up?


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    Another excellent call. Steve Grogan was a VERY underrated quarterback.

     
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    For 4, I should have included Vinatieri, but the Celtics make it tough.  David Wesley?  That's as big a leap as Faulk...

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    whatever number tom brady is!

     

     
     
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    No good Sox or Celtics wore number 12..

     
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    No good Sox or Celtics wore number 12..




    I guess it depends on your definition of good.

    How about Ellis Burks (Sox should never have let him go) and a shout out to Pumpsie Green (for obvious reasons), whom I'm proud to say I saw in his first game at Fenway?

    And Don Chaney (the 12th overall pick in the 1968 draft, one of the premier defensive players of the '70's (all defensive 2nd team selection five times), and the only player to play with both Russell and Bird);

    and Dominique Wilkins (in a twilight appearance but still one of the NBA's all time greats).

     
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    Those guys don't match up to 12 and 24.

     

    9 almost made it.  Williams, Bucyk, Rondo and.... Patriot?  Scott Sisson?  Not happening...


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    No good Sox or Celtics wore number 12..



    that was my point...Brady is all you need

     
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    No good Sox or Celtics wore number 12..

     



    that was my point...Brady is all you need

     



    So your point was that you missed the point?

    One great number across 4 teams, if possible.

     

    I mean, if you just wanted to pick the ONE best Boston uniform number as the ALL POWERFUL NUMBER TO CONTROL THEM ALL, why on Earth would you take Brady's 12 over Bill Russell's 6?

     

    Remember back in 2000, when the Boston Globe ran their daily Top 100 Boston Athletes of all time, whther they played locally or were from Massachusetts?  And they gave us one per day?  And they included really odd choices, like Fred Lynn, but no Dwight Evans?   Where would Brady have been on that list?   I know it was 13 years ago, but the top 5 back (I think) then were 1. Ted Williams  2. Bill Russell  3.  Bobby Orr  4. Larry Bird and 5. Eddie Shore. 

     

    Does Brady crack that top 5?  I can see arguments for and against him...

     
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    I'd say Brady makes #5.  Sorry, Eddie Shore!

     
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    #33

    Larry Legend

    Jason Varitek

    Zdeno Chara

    Kevin Faulk

    Tongue Out


     
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    #33

    Larry Legend

    Jason Varitek

    Zdeno Chara

    Kevin Faulk

     

    Tongue Out


     




    Thx Jete.

     

    Really people?  Captain of the Celtics wore #33Captain of the Red Sox wore #33.

    Captain of the Bruins wears #33.  Asst. Captain of the Pats(now retired) wore #33.

    And you think #24 with Manny/Dewey & Sam Jones & Ty Law tops that???

     
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    There can be little doubt.

    #24

    Bruins - Terry O'Reilly

    Celtics-Sam Jones

    Patriots- Ty Law

    Red Sox - Dwight Evans/ Manny Ramirez

    "There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why.....I dream of things that never were and ask why not?"- Robert Kennedy

     




    We have a winner!! (Glad you put Dewey first)

     




    I put the Red Sox #24s in chronological order....not order of importance.

    Those who post here regularly all know I am a Manny fan. However, I would never slight Dwight Evans. While Evans could make the defensive highlight reel play of the week ( or year) , Manny struck fear into pitchers at the plate ....not just though a few seasons but through his whole career. Manny Ramirez was simply the most explosive, dangerous righthanded hitter I ever saw. Evans was easily more likable to the media and easy to embrace as a fan. Manny , I feel, was somewhat misunderstood. I really don't think he wanted much off field attention. He simply wanted to hit. The media in Boston has a way of magnifying a players bad points. Notice how the Lackey bashing has subsided as the man has found his groove again...but the Lester bashing is becoming a New England pastime. When Manny was launching moonshots in 2004 AND 2007 everyone loved h "MANNY Being MANNY" , but when things started deteriorating in Red Sox Nation suddenly "MANNY being MANNY" wasn't so funny anymore.

     
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    #33

    Larry Legend

    Jason Varitek

    Zdeno Chara

    Kevin Faulk

     

    Tongue Out


     

     




    Thx Jete.

     

     

    Really people?  Captain of the Celtics wore #33Captain of the Red Sox wore #33.

    Captain of the Bruins wears #33.  Asst. Captain of the Pats(now retired) wore #33.

    And you think #24 with Manny/Dewey & Sam Jones & Ty Law tops that???



    Only one Boston athlete to wear 33 is in his sports HOF.  Bird.  The number is not retired by the other 3 teams.

     

    3 players to wear 14 are in the HOF (Rice, Cousy, Dumart).  The Patroots also retired it.

     

    Only one 24 is HOF (Jones).  Manny might be except for some late career testing

     The Bruins retired 24.

     

    14 or 24 are the best options

     
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    #8 carl yaz.

    He's polish, nuf' said Laughing














     

     
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