Sunday, January 22, 2012

#27, Bucky Brandon/ Bob Locker, Pitcher

Another number that would see multiple players. It became common place for a losing team that was constantly turning over the roster.

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 Bucky Brandon would start the 1969 season with 27 on his back. He would get hurt in the end of May, and would eventually be sold to the Twins in July.

Bob Locker would come to Seattle in a trade with the White Sox in June of '69. He would finish out the season carrying the flag for #27 in Seattle.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

#26 Merritt Ranew, Catcher/ Mike Ferraro, 3rd Base

Another two player number in the revolving door Pilots of the summer of '69.

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Merritt Ranew passed away in October of 2011.

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Mike Ferraro would go on to spend some time managing in the minors, and for a short time in the majors.