Suppose there came a telegram from Heaven that read:
Sorry Stop Running out of space up here Stop Jammed, to the rafters Stop From now on can handle only one athlete per jersey number Stop Doesn't matter which sports Stop You decide Stop Fax list soonest Stop
This could happen. So we need to be ready, and I've taken the liberty of drawing up the list. Each jersey number shall honor only one athlete. That's the law. And I don't want any guff....
0 GEORGE PLIMPTON Paper Lion.
00 JIM OTTO
1/8 EDDIE GAEDEL
1 JACK NICKLAUS
The number worn by the caddie of the defending Masters champion.
The 1973 Kentucky Derby winner's entry number.
2 LEO DUROCHER
W2 JOAN BENOIT
She wore it when she broke the women's world mark in the 1983 Boston Marathon.