Oddity: Rockies' Adam Ottavino first pitcher to wear No. 0
For the first time in major-league history, a pitcher is No. 0: Adam Ottavino of the Colorado Rockies.
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)
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