Baseball Uni-Numerology

From The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (p.159):

1883: Cincinnati Red Stockings first used numbers on uniforms. Practice didn't last.

1916: Cleveland Indians used numbers on uniforms. Practice didn't last.

1929: New York Yankees used numbers on uniforms. Interest in the practice catches on.

1932: National League adopts a league-wide policy mandating numbers on jerseys.

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