Where do jersey numbers actually come from? | Quick Question (MLB Originals)

Jersey numbers are synonymous with any team sport these days, but did you know they got a huge boost in popularity because of baseball? On this episode of Quick Question, we explore how jersey numbers came about in MLB and their explosion in importance to players. From Francisco Lindor to Ken Griffey Jr. to Rickey Henderson to Babe Ruth, players’ numbers have meant something throughout eras for different reasons. Also, how did the names get on the back too?

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