Just saw this on the UniWatch blog:
Jere Smith has stumbled upon an oddity: According to this page, the Cincy RedsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ uni numbers in 1938 were all 35 or higher. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everything was normal the years before and after,Ã¢â‚¬Â he writes. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I came across this because IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been trying to figure out why no Reds players wore Nos. 1 through 4, from basically the Ã¢â‚¬â„¢40s to the Ã¢â‚¬â„¢90s. And theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not retired. I figure they may have been reserved for coaches.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Bizarre. Anyone have any idea about any of this?