Oddity: Rockies' Adam Ottavino first pitcher to wear No. 0

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The losing pitcher in Monday's Brewers-Rockies extra-inning game was lesser-known relief pitcher Adam Ottavino of the Rockies. But there's a distinction when it comes to Ottavino -- his jersey number.

Ottavino took the hill sporting No. 0 on his back, making him the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to sport zero in a game.

Previous players to don zero, via Baseball-Reference.com:

  • Oscar Gamble (OF/DH)
  • Candy Maldonado (OF)
  • Terry McDaniel (OF)
  • Oddibe McDowell (OF)
  • Al Oliver (OF/1B)
  • Rey Ordonez (SS)
  • Junior Ortiz (C)
  • Kerry Robinson (OF)
  • Mark Ryal (OF/1B)
  • George Scott (1B/3B)
  • Franklin Stubbs (1B/LF)
  • U.L. Washington (2B/SS)

Hat-tip: David Schoenfield for asking on Twitter

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