Dodgers History

Number, Please …

March 27, 1917 – For an upcoming exhibition game with the Boston Red Sox in Memphis, TN, Brooklyn owner Charlies Ebbets suggests both teams wear numbers on their uniform sleeves because fans in the non-Major League city might not be familiar with the players, even though Brooklyn and Boston met in the 1916 World Series. Brooklyn will add numbers to its uniforms in 1932.