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The Blue Jays Finally Retire a Number

. . . and interestingly the uniform belongs to Roberto Alomar. The Hall of Fame second baseman donned No. 12 during his five-year tenure in Toronto.

While Alomar enjoyed good-to-great seasons while in a Jays uniform, including World Series triumphs in 1992 and 1993, I suspect that many fans are wondering why he was selected before another highly regarded player who wore No. 37 in his 14 seasons pitching north of the border: Dave Stieb.

More here on Alomar’s honor.

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.

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