Until the Dodgers finally come to their senses and retire Gil Hodges’ No. 14, clubhouse manager Mitch Poole [“Digital Domination,” July 19] should exercise his discretion, as he has been doing with Fernando's No. 34, and not give out No. 14. And, for that matter, how about the No. 36 of Don Newcombe, whose superb pioneering accomplishments on the field led to a lifelong commitment to Dodger Blue?
Regarding the great article on uniform numbers this week, we must not forget the great Earlene Brown and her No. 747, worn when the three-time Olympian (shotput and discus) skated for the L.A. Thunderbirds in the roller...