Updated: Random Trivia

Can you name the last Tigers player to wear #42 before MLB retired the number across the board in honor of Jackie Robinson?

The answer to come on Episode 78 of the podcast.

Update: In the comments, Jan answered Phil Nevin. I was quick to shoot that down in the podcast but she was correct, though, that Nevin did wear #42 for the Tigers. He and Buddy Groom* wore it in 1995, but Groom wore it first.

In 1996 it was a popular number in that three players wore it that season: pitchers Randy Veres and Tom Urbani, and utility guy Shannon Penn.

*Did you know Buddy Groom’s real first name is Wedsel?