Red Sox Uniforms | Facts and Trivia
The Boston native to appear in the most games wearing a Red Sox uniform is Manny Delcarmen.Most players don their uniforms in the clubhouse but on May 1, 2006, catcher Doug Mirabelli put his on in the back seat of a Massachusetts State Police cruiser that whisked him from Logan Airport to Fenway Park, arriving 13 minutes before first pitch. He played the game without a protective cup.
There was one very hot day in 1955 when there were two players on the field both wearing #9 — Ted Williams, playing left field, and pitcher Frank Sullivan, who changed into his third jersey during the game, one of Ted’s.
Then there was April 15, 2009 when everyone — on both teams, and even the umpires — all wore #42. They were honoring Jackie Robinson‘s birthday. You couldn’t tell the players with a scorecard.
Each player typically has eight regular uniforms — two of each style for home and two of each for the road.
Newer synthetic fabrics such as Majestic’s Cool Base are favored by many players today; Jacoby Ellsbury wears nothing else — while Big Papi has never worn it.
The Red Sox did not wear uniform numbers prior to the 1931 season.
The number worn by more players than any other is #15, worn by 52 players.