Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Every 1 Ever

Bob Barton was the first to wear #1 for the Friars in 1970 through early '72. Mike Fiore and Johnny Grubb also wore it that season, with Grubb keeping it through the '74 season. He was still with the Padres in '75, switching his number to 2 while no one wore 1. Weird. Ozzie Smith took it over in '78 until he got traded for current Yuma Panthers manager Garry Templeton, who in turn kept it until he was traded in 1991. Tony Fernandez wore #1 in '92 and Luis Lopez had it in '93 and '94 and again in '96; nobody wore it in his absence in '95. Two Carloses shared it in 1999; Baerga and Garcia. Santiago Perez wore it for 43 games in 2001 and Ramon Vazquez had it from '02 through '04. Drew Macias and Luke Carlin rocked it in '07 and '08, respectively. More recently, the legendary and lovable Everth Cabrera held it down for two seasons until some mouth-running, decline-phase, apathetic jerk with a bad sense of entitlement showed up and took it away from him.

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